Acudetox Trainings


Trainings in acudetox – needling – happen approximately once per year. Trainings in earseeds happen throughout the year and can be organized on demand if you have a group of 6 or more people interested. We do Zoom trainings right now for earseed trainings, but can come in person if it is to a group of people who typically work together and COVID numbers allow.

Public Health Acupuncture of New Mexico has trained over 180 acudetox specialists since 2007 and given more than 20 ear acupressure seed trainings. Trainings are hands-on with minimal lecture time.  Most of our acudetox trainees (75-80%) become certified in New Mexico. Our acudetox trainings include insurance and support through the internship to the NM Certification application.

In addition, if our trainees are volunteering or working in a program that supports our mission and priority areas,  we will provide technical support, supplies and/or supervision as we are able. We currently support 19 programs around New Mexico providing services at 34 sites. Our affiliated programs give more than 7000 treatments per year.

Ear Acudetox for Addictions Training

Eleni Fredlund, LMHC, EMT-I, LAc, ADS

November 13-16, 2022; Shiprock , NM – Registration is open for this training. Registration Deadline is Oct 14, 2022

ABOUT ACUDETOX

Auricular acupuncture or Acudetox can help reduce cravings, insomnia, drug dreams, anxiety, and depression during addictions withdrawal and can be used to manage stress and help prevent relapse. New Mexico certifies Auricular Detoxification Specialists to practice within established substance use treatment or prevention programs with periodic supervision by a NM licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine. This treatment is extremely low-cost and safe with no medication interactions or need for English fluency. Program staff can be trained in a few months. Both staff and clients report calmness after treatment and more receptivity to other treatments offered, such as counseling.

ABOUT THE TRAINING

Approved by the NM State Board of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, this course contributes to the qualifications necessary to provide ear acudetox to treat addictions. Part 1 includes 30 hours of didactic education and a practicum. Part 2 includes up to 40 patient/hours of supervised treatments. Part 1 may be done separately from Part 2 but both are needed to become NM State certified as an Auricular Detoxification Specialist. PHANM has trained close to 200 people in Acudetox since 2006. An in-class practicum can be provided on the fourth day of the training, where students give supervised treatments to their own clients, family, or friends. A forty person supervised internship is required for certification. After training, we support students up until NM certification. Program support is also available. The training cost for the three and a half days includes 3- day hands on and didactic training, half day practicum, material fees, insurance, and support until certification. See registration form for more details. Trainees must wear medical style masks and be fully vaccinated against COVID. If you cannot be vaccinated, please talk to us before registering.

ABOUT THE SUPERVISED INTERNSHIP

A supervised internship of 40 patient/treatments is required as part of the NM state requirements for certification. Your internship supervisor will be assigned. Pre-COVID the internship would take 3-4 sessions of 10 treatments each trainee, allowing a minimum of 3 months post-training until state certification. If we go into a COVID spike again, the internships can take a lot longer (up to 15 sessions) and therefore longer up until state certification.


Ear Acudetox for Addictions Training

Nityamo Lian, DOM, MPH

Date will be set after 6 registrations are received; Shiprock, NM – Registration is open for this training.

See above for details of the training. The date for this training will be set once we have registered 6 people and we will accomodate all 6. The training will be held from Sunday till Wednesday 9.00am – 5.00pm


Ear Acupressure Seeds for Addictions, Anxiety and Stress

with Eleni Fredlund, LMHC, EMT-I and Nityamo Lian, DOM, MPH

Class: $90 for 3 people. Materials Fee: $30 for 3 people

Location:
Zoom – we will send you the link once registered

In this Four Hour Class you will learn the ear acupressure seed technique and point locations for treating addictions, anxiety and stress. Once you have completed the class, you will be able to use your skills immediately with family, friends and your community to help decrease stress, anxiety, symptoms from substance use withdrawal, and other behavioral health issues.

This class works best when taught in groups of three: one model, one ear-seeder, and one to critique or discuss point location with. You will all three switch roles throughout the class. Try to find two other people who are interested in learning this and who are preferably members of your own household or people that you see regularly. Groups of two or four are ok also.

We will all wear masks during class, even if you are working with members of your household. This is to get you in the habit for when you work on others.

Materials needed per person: 1.5 oz playdoh or other modelling clay; 6+  toothpicks; 30+ earseeds – we will send a box of 100 or you can make your own Instructions: 5 min Video or handout

Tweezers (optional); You provide your own medical mask and hand sanitizer.

Please order supplies if you need them, at least one week before the class to receive them in time. Supplies are enough for three trainees.

Send registration to phaofnm@gmail.com

We will offer this class on request for a minimum of 6 people.

Intro to Ear Seed Acu-Wellness in Prehospital/Disaster Setting

Location:TBD

Time: On Request – minimum of 6 participants

Materials Fee: $15

  • Registration: Email instructor with intent to participate. Eleni@fredlund.net

With Eleni Fredlund, MS, LMHC, EMT-I/FF

Registered NADA Trainer, and Acudetox Specialist

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the ear provides acupressure points that correspond to each part of the body. When a point is stimulated by pressure, adhesive pellets, or needles, the smooth and abundant flow of “Qi” or vital life energy returns to the related organ or area, allowing healing to take place.

In this training, you will learn the 3 ear-pellet stress reduction protocol, which includes Shen Men, Liver, and Lung auricular points. These points are easy to locate on the surface of the ear. The three points chosen are based upon Oriental medical theory, and clinical indication. All the points serve to balance the body’s energy and assist the body’s healing processes. Together the combined effect of these 3 points, (referred to as yin tonification in Oriental medicine and parasympathetic toning in Western Medicine), restore calm, and have been found to improve ability to sleep, reduce muscle aches, and reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, and intrusive thoughts.

Manual, play dough for making ears, and ear pellets will be provided for this training. Come and learn a non-intrusive coping skill for stress reduction, and then bring it to your community!

Ear Seed Acu-wellness for Highschool Students

With Eleni Fredlund, MS, LMHC, EMT-I/FF

Registered NADA Trainer, and Acudetox Specialist

Acu-wellness is a great tool to help students relax during times of high stress such as exam times. In this class we teach students to apply the ear acupressure seeds to the Shenmen point which helps calm anxiety, stress, etc.This training is open to the community

Acudetox (needling) Internship Dates to be scheduled individually

8 CA Acup CEUs until June 2021

Location:
We can offer this anywhere through Zoom

with PHANM Staff – Acudetox Supervisors

Cost $300 plus $30 insurance.

This 40 client internship is Part 2 of the certificate training for NM Auricular Detoxification Specialists. If you have completed your 30 didactic hours of training in our or another program, PHANM staff will work with you to arrange a schedule to complete your 40 supervised internship treatments. We will also support you with your board application paperwork, and administer the Clean Needle Technique exam if you need it.

By the end of this internship, you should feel confident that you can treat up to 10 clients an hour independently. You can usually complete the internship within 4 two-hour sessions.

Registration Form: PHANM Internship Registration Form