Learn more about ear acupuncture training courses with Acudetox Plus UK.

“Note to self: Everytime you were convinced you couldn’t go on, you did.”

– Unknown


Stage 1:

The Detox Points

Course Duration: 3 Days
Course Cost: £300*
Level: Foundation**

This foundation level course is comprised of both practical and theory based training.

Assessment is carried out throughout the course by an assigned trainer and is based upon successful completion of each section of the course by
the student.

The Stage 1 topics list (see right) covers the basic course outline. Once enrolled you will receive a complete itinerary
and course schedule.

Please register your interest in attending this course below.

*Annual assessment & certificate renewal is £40
**No previous ear acupuncture experience required

Stage 1: The Detox Points course with Acudetox Plus UK.
  • Introduction to ear acupuncture & its efficacy in treating addiction
  • Information on the effects various drugs have on physical and mental health
  • Course relevant dietary advice and information
  • Theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
  • Health & Safety
  • Anatomy of the auricle (ear)
  • Needling technique
  • Learning the five detox points as set out in the N.A.D.A protocol
  • Using the five points to balance the Yin & Yang and promote the flow of Qi to address mental and physical health issues
  • Workshop on how to set up and provide community drop-in  services


Stage 2 (module 1):

Treating Stimulant Use

Course Duration: 2 Days
Course Cost: £200*
Level: Intermediate**

This intermediate level course is comprised of both practical and theory based training.

Assessment is carried out throughout the course by an assigned trainer and is based upon successful completion of each section of the course
by the student.

The Stage 2 (module 1) topics list (see right) covers the basic course outline. Once enrolled you will receive a complete itinerary and course schedule.

Please register your interest in attending this course below.

*Annual assessment & certificate renewal is £40.
**Stage 1 must be completed before enrolling on this course

Stage 2 (module 1): Treating Timulant Use course with for Acudetox Plus UK.
  • Refresher section covering the five primary detox points and their purposes
  • Introduction and practice in using 17 different auricular treatment points
  • Practice in using various point combinations and the theory of their application
  • Study of stimulants, metabolic imbalances caused by their misuse and possible treatment solutions
  • Use ear acupuncture to help reduce blood pressure, anxiety, pain and give increased relaxation
  • Theory and practice in
    using Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) alongside modern Western medicine to treat addiction
  • Workshop (continued) on providing drop-in services and how to gain practitioner experience
  • Tips and advice on how to source relevant materials, and treatment spaces


Stage 2 (module 2):

Hep C & HIV

Course Duration: 2 Days
Course Cost: £200*
Level: Intermediate**

This intermediate level course is comprised of both practical and theory based training.

Assessment is carried out throughout the course by an assigned trainer and is based upon successful completion of each section of the course
by the student.

The Stage 2 (module 2) topics list (see right) covers the basic course outline. Upon enrolment you will receive a complete itinerary and course schedule.

Please register your interest in attending this course below.

*Annual assessment & certificate renewal is £40
**Stages 1 and 2 (module 1) should be completed before enrolling on this course

Stage 2 (module 2): Hep C & HIV course with Acudetox Plus UK.
  • Myths, misinterpretations and scientific facts about Hepatitis C and HIV 
  • Their causes and the impact these diseases can have on health and overall wellbeing
  • How substance misuse and addiction can increase the risk of infection
  • Promote healing and pain relief from the liver damage hepatitis C can cause 
  • Using points in combination to help improve auto-immune system efficiency, restrict viral replication and boost the body’s response to Hep C & HIV related health complications 
  • Alleviating some of the adverse side effects caused by Hep C & HIV medicines
  • Helping clients to maintain or complete prescribed treatments more easily
  • Health & Safety -includes sections on hygiene and the correct disposal of needles
  • Equality & confidentiality


Stage 3:

Advanced Level

Course Duration: TBC
Course Cost: TBC*
Level: Advanced**

This advanced level course
is comprised of enhanced practical and theory based training.

Students will be assigned one of Acudetox Plus UK’s highly experienced trainers , all of whom are fully certified up to
Stage 3: Advanced Level.


*Annual assessment & certificate renewal: TBC
**Stages 1 & 2 ( both modules)
must be completed before
being considered for this course.
Proven experience is essential.

Stage 3: Advanced Level course with for Acudetox Plus UK.

The aim of this course is to further develop and enhance a trainee’s current level of understanding, knowledge and skill as a practitioner.

Having already gained practical experience as part of their previous training, it is expected that through successfully completing this course, graduates will not only be recognised as certified auricular acupuncturists, they will also be equipped to provide  a comprehensive spectrum of other ear acupuncture services as newly qualified trainers. 


Each course includes the following: All course materials, 24/7 support, full training, course completion certificate, teas and coffees!