Earn an Acudetox Specialist (ADS) Certificate of Training
Chester Dickerson

Earn an Acudetox Specialist (ADS) Certificate of Training

Sun, Mar 17 at 12 PM - 9 PM
Austin, Texas


Event Details

Earn an Acudetox Specialist (ADS) Certificate of Training

Attend this pre-conference training as well as the 2-day conference (both events are required to complete the training) and earn a certificate of training in 7 days.

This cost-effective and time-efficient ADS training and conference combination comes only once a year. Learn the simple ear-needling technique and how to integrate it into addiction, behavioral health and disaster response treatment settings.You will gain practical clinical experience at one or more local programs.

Who can be trained?

Addiction and Behavioral Health Professionals: If you work in the addiction treatment, behavioral health or disaster response fields as a counselor, social worker, nurse, corrections officer, psychologist, medical doctor, case manager, mentor, etc., you may be able to add NADA ear acupuncture to your skill base.

Many states have specialized exemptions that allow a variety of healthcare workers to learn and utilize the ear acupuncture protocol. NADA has documented the following states and Canadian provinces as allowing some type of ADS practice: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Ohio (nurses only), Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington (nurses only), Wyoming, Native American reservations, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Prince Edward Island.

Licensed Acupuncturists

Join in the integration of Chinese medicine within a traditional Western addiction and behavioral health setting. Become an advocate for the NADA protocol in the treatment of addiction, mental health and trauma.


Date and Time
Start Date: 3/17/2019 12 PM
End Date: 3/23/2019 9 PM
Austin, Texas
About the Expert

Dr. Dickerson is a certified functional medicine practitioner and one of the few acupuncturists in the nation trained in auricular acupuncture. 

Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Auricular Acupuncturist

Certified Practitioner Functional Medicine specializing in Autoimmune Disorders.

Auricular Acupuncturist, specializing in Pain Management and Mental Health Disorders (PTSD, depression and anxiety).

My practice is one of duality; acupuncture and Integrative Medicine, implementing genomics. My specialties are autoimmune disorders and pain management. My treatments are patient-based with the goal of having my patients make the lifestyle changes needed to restore their health to a more homeostatic state. In so doing, focus is placed on the physiology and biochemical activity of the gut. It's been said , "you are what you eat", as well as "your gut is your second brain." Therefore, supplementing the deficiencies found and suggesting better nutrition are of the utmost importance.

Specializing in Detox, using NADA protocol, pain management, insomnia, and mental health issues (anxiety, depression and PTSD)

Patients are treated on a daily basis 5 days per week throughout their stay at the center. Those patients who are categorized as Intensive Outpatient (IOP) have the option of receiving Auriculotherapy, as well.

 I have specialized in auricular and scalp acupuncture when treating my patients.

The NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) protocol was implemented to treat addictions (mainly alcohol, nicotine, heroin and prescribed opiates). It has also become a valuable tool for treating psychological/mental disorders and PTSD

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