Acudetox Trainings

Public Health Acupuncture of New Mexico has trained over 150 acudetox specialists since 2007. Trainings are hands-on with minimal lecture time.  Most of our trainees become certified in New Mexico; we have an 75-80% certification rate. Our 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.

Apr 22-25; 2020

Four full days Wed-Sat 9.00-5.30

NADA certificate of Completion if required

Española, NM. Exact location TBD

NM Certified Auricular Detoxification Specialist Training

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

This four day training is Part One of the acudetox training  leading to NM certification. You will learn  skills to help your community heal from symptoms of substance misuse such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, and cravings. This is an excellent de-stressing modality used in many situations such as post disaster, to help prevent the stress that can lead to increased substance use or relapse.

Part Two of the training includes a 40-patient internship which can be scheduled either immediately after the classroom training or sometime within one year.

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February, 2020

EMS CEUs available for 3 Medical

Location:Medical Reserve Corps NM Volunteer Summit, Location TBD. Albuquerque.

Time: TBD

Materials Fee: Free!

  • Registration: Email instructor with intent to participate.


Description: Intro to Ear Seed Acu-wellness in prehospital/disaster setting

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!

On Request

Description:  Ear Seed Acu-wellness for 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


Internship Dates to be scheduled individually

8 CA Acup CEUs

Mondays 7:00-8:30pm, Wednesdays and Fridays 10:30am-Noon.

Albuquerque, NM

Acudetox Internship

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