SARAH HAUER: Hi. I’m Sarah Hauer. SIG HAUER:
And I’m Sig Hauer, and we’re professional practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine.
SARAH HAUER: We’re here on behalf of Expert Village. SIG HAUER: And welcome to our video.
Now, we’re going to do the five ear needles that are the common addiction treatment program.
Actually, this is recognized by NADA, the National Acupuncture Detox Association. So,
the first point I’m going to do, I’m going to turn Sarah’s head just a little bit, it
is referred to as “shen men,” a very good point for calming and for the spirit. The
second point I’m going to do is sympathetic, that’s the sympathetic nervous system. So,
there is the obvious benefits there in helping to calm and relax as well. You see, I get
the needles in. It just get a little bit of stimulation once the needle is in. The third
point I’m going to do is the kidney point. As we’ve spoken about the kidney, the kidney
is the root organ in Chinese medicine. Very important to strengthen the kidneys in this
treatment. SARAH HAUER: And the kidney has the will as well, so strengthening the kidneys…
SIG HAUER: Yeah, exactly. SARAH HAUER: …will really help strengthen your resolve even though
addictions are–many addictions are in the physical level, they certainly involve the
psycho-emotional aspect as well. SIG HAUER: So, the fourth point I’m going to do is liver.
And the liver controls the smooth flow of the chi throughout the body. And in helping
to get the chi moving smoothly throughout the body and that also helps to break the
cycle of addiction where you don’t feel that pent-up tightness so much. SARAH HAUER: It
really reduces cravings. Really helps ease the sense of withdrawal as well. SIG HAUER:
And the fifth point I’m going to do is lung. Now here, there is a little bit of leeway
here. Quite often, I will do the heart instead of lung. They are very, very close to each
other. The idea is to get the upper, what we call the “upper jiao,” the upper burner,
have the chi moving through that area very well because when we get addictions, for example,
smoking, especially, I will tend more to do lung because, obviously, there is a very direct
lung connection there. But in getting the chi moving through that upper lung area–we
hold a lot of tension in our upper area here. So, it’s very important to help the chi moves
through that area as well. And typically, what we do like I said, when we treat, we
will do some body points as well that fit that person’s particular pattern but we will
retain the needles for about 30 minutes. Some people a little shorter, some people a little
longer depending upon the person. And then after that period of time, of course, we’re
going to remove the needles and dispose of them properly. SARAH HAUER: I’m not going
to talk anymore because I’m enjoying my ear acupuncture treatment. SIG HAUER: Let’s just
leave them in for a while. In New York City, in that treatment program, there are the reports
that we have heard for people participating in that is, you’ve got 30 or 40 people dealing
with drug addiction sitting in the room, and of course the energy is pretty heightened
and there is a lot of loud noise, a lot of loud voices, people talking to each other.
The people start the treatments and they’re all sitting in the chairs around the room
and by the time they get to that last person, the room has gone dead silent. So, I think
that illustrates very clearly is to how calming and how beneficial this treatment is for people.
SARAH HAUER: It’s very calming.