The Only Ear Acupuncture Needles Approved by NADA GB

We are proud to have been working with NADA GB and its directors for the last 7 years.  We became an approved supplier of NADA GB in 2012 and our ear acupuncture needles were chosen for our consistent and trusted quality.

The first National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (US) was established in 1985 by Dr Michael Smith, the director of the Lincoln Recovery Centre in New York. NADA GB follows the Five-Point Ear Acupuncture Protocol which was initially used to help patients gain relief from substance withdrawal and prevent relapse after rehabilitation treatments.

NADA treatment using Phoenix D-Type Detox Acupuncture Needles 0.20 x 7mm

Since then, the NADA protocol has been developed and used for many more conditions, including PTSD, stress, anxiety, depression, smoking cessation and irritability.

The 5 Point NADA Protocol

The NADA Protocol involves inserting five fine acupuncture needles into specific energetic points in the outer ear – the Sympathetic, Shen Men, Kidney Point, Liver Point and Lung Point. We supply NADA’s beautiful 5-point protocol poster, which is fantastic for displaying in your clinic. Both A2 and A4 sizes are available as a bundle for just £5.50.

The only acupuncture needles approved by NADA GB

At Phoenix, we specially designed our D-Type Detox Acupuncture Needles to satisfy NADA’s specific safety requirements. For this reason, our Detox Acupuncture Needles are used exclusively on NADA training programmes to ensure utmost patient safety. In addition to this, as part of NADA’s code of practice, NADA practitioners are required to use Phoenix D-Type Acupuncture Needles as no other brand is covered by their insurers.

Our D-Type Detox Acupuncture Needles are:

  • Extremely fine, triple polished and coated with silicone to ensure painless insertion.
  • Features a high-visibility handle so that they can be easily recovered if accidentally dropped onto the floor.
  • Sterilised and packaged individually for single use.
  • Comes in two sizes – 0.20 x 7mm which is most popular and 0.22 x 13mm.

NADA GB gains no financial advantage in partnering with Phoenix Medical, their aim is to simply enforce stricter protocols to ensure patient safety and reputation of their practitioners. Because of this, NADA GB is one of our most trusted partners as we share similar beliefs and we are proud to be their sole approved supplier.

For more information about NADA GB, our Detox Acupuncture Needles or our work, please contact the team by emailing

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4 Replies to “The Only Ear Acupuncture Needles Approved by NADA GB

  1. Hello, I am preparing to launch a self-published book I believe offers value to all human service providers. I am also certified in NH to apply the NADA 5-point protocol and devote a chapter on advocacy for greater access to this practice. The photos you have posted on your website are THE BEST images I have been able to find showing the NADA approved needles used for this practice. May I please have your permission to use these two photos in my book?

      1. Hi Anna
        Yes of course you may use the images for your book. Please send us details of the book and we may be able to publicise it on our web site
        With kind regards
        Ewan Urquhart

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