AcuDestress, a highly effective and efficient alternative to psychoactive medication (Prozac, Paxil, Celexa, Ativan etc.) and to extended psychotherapy (90%+ report a substantial increase in relational competency) combines the therapeutic effect of the NADA ear acupuncture protocol (AcuDetox) of Dr. Michael O. Smith M.D. at New York City's Lincoln Hospital and the clinical “coaching” expertise of Brian C. Bailey M.D.
Dr. Bailey, author of The Magic Of AcuDetox brings accumulated expertise from 17 years of research to The Seeker?s Centre in October 2011. Originally offered to people who were “ stuck,” after years/decades of treatment, AcuDestress enhances relational competency even in individuals who function in the normal-to-extraordinary range of life skills. Another beneficial feature - one does not need to stop medications to benefit; one simply knows in the months afterwards whether medications are still needed.
Patients with concomitant medical diagnoses are most likely to report being “stuck” despite the best of treatment. A typical example is the person who has gluten sensitivity, and who has successfully removed gluten from their diet - but who does not feel any less anxious or depressed. Gluten sensitivity characteristically exists for 10+ years before diagnosis, and in the interim lowered neurotransmitter levels result in the patient falling back on primitive defences just to get through the day. These defences, sometimes including disturbing random suicidal thinking, continue to predominate even when neurotransmitter levels return to normal. But with AcuDestress, one is enabled to change their hard-wiring. This often takes brief unravelling work, but the work can be surprisingly pleasant. Consistent result: feeling happy with one?s new competency.
Dr. Michael O. Smith found that 85+% of chronically substance-addicted patients fail to respond to therapeutic and educational efforts, yet respond with a remarkable new ability to learn following AcuDetox acupuncture. His results hold up in the face of major underlying mental illness - including personality disorders and psychoses. Not only are the results profound and lasting, but they occur in short order - in the month following a three-week course of Acudestress - comparing well with psychotherapeutic results which require years and decades to produce changes in performance. In a Miami study, convicted felons who were also substance-addicted, were seen to reduce criminal recidivism from over 70% to 3% after treatment with AcuDetox.
A typical result: a chronically anxious person who is overwhelmed by too much on her plate, despite years of talking it out or decades of taking Paxil - suddenly notices being blessed by a remarkable perspective on matters. Now she is free to pick and choose what to address next. While this accelerates quickly, here?s where our therapeutic coaching works. Integration capacity develops simultaneously, but being new, we often develop it best with someone to bounce it off who is thoroughly steeped in the dynamics.
The perspective which effortlessly falls into one?s hands is the specific “resource” uniquely needed by that person. Another person who “ bulldozes” through life suddenly has their limbic brain receptors for the emotions of others activated, finding they can now function happily without anger, and with a much deeper appreciation of others.
To give credit to those who achieve remarkable results, positive results increase by more than 50% in those whose post-treatment efforts work to “harness” the therapeutic effects of AcuDetox. Often quantum-leap increases in relational competency are self-generative and effortless, but for most, the upwelling in competency requires specific support from the AcuDetox recipient themselves. Often, one does not know how to do this - but we do - having seen it over and over for 17 years. What we have learned over time is how to introduce our clients to the moves which will bring them the most benefit.
While AcuDetox is provided for a fee, intake and follow-up sessions are covered by OHIP. Prospective recipients should check with supplementary healthcare insurance providers, who typically but not universally fund 80% of acupuncture fees.