New Freedom Acupuncture

For appointments call: (605) 791-1838

Immediate for Addiction Support

Here to support your health and well-being.

Today, there are new hopeful options for those who suffer from addictions to substances harmful to their health. Acupuncture is rapidly increasing in popularity as an effective aid in the control of many addictions, from what would be perceived as “serious” addictions involving alcohol and hard drugs, to “relatively less serious” ones involving nicotine and overeating.

Research has demonstrated that Acupuncture can raise the level of endorphins in the nervous system. Resembling opiates in structure and function, endorphins are the body’s natural pain killers. Endorphin levels are also increased by endurance exercises, and they are responsible for the phenomenon known as the “runners’ high,” a feeling of euphoria experienced by long-distance runners who have crossed the five-mile line. We have seen that the cravings and withdrawal symptoms experienced by people giving up smoking or drugs can be alleviated by raising the level of endorphins in the nervous system.

Some researchers also believe that the desire to eat is also mediated by the endorphin level in the brain, which would explain why Acupuncture helps dieters to control their appetites. We provide an Ear Acupuncture protocol called the NADA protocol (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association). NADA refers to the five-point Ear Acupuncture points that are effective when symptomatic responses occur with pursuit of recovery from addictions, particularly addiction to drugs, alcohol, nicotine, caffeine and even hunger cravings. While the NADA protocol is often offered as a stand-alone treatment option, at New Freedom Acupuncture, full body Acupuncture is included along with the ear detoxification protocol.

Not only does this protocol combination reduce the cravings, the anxiety, the sleep disturbance, and need for pharmaceuticals, it also helps to create a more optimistic and synergistic attitude towards the process of recovery and has been reported to improve program retention. The therapeutic protocols essentially reboot the sympathetic nervous system, influencing the fight, flight or freeze response that can spiral, causing us to experience escalating anxiety and heightened stress. Addicts report a marked reduction in craving for drugs, a relief from symptoms of withdrawal, and feelings of relaxation along with improved sleep.


Acupuncture offers Addiction Support for the following:

  • cocaine
  • crack
  • heroin
  • alcoholics
  • psychedelics
  • barbiturates
  • amphetamines
  • food
  • nicotine
  • caffeine
  • diets
  • sex

    Whether you want to eliminate pain, get pregnant, manage stress, or recover from surgery, we apply our in-depth knowledge of multiple treatment protocols to help you heal.

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    Treatment Hours

    Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Saturday: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    Sunday: Closed


    10 St. Francis Street
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    Phone: (605) 791-1838

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