Brighton Hospital is a National Training Center for Auricular Acupuncture (Acupuncture of the Ear)

We offer NADA Certified Auricular Acupuncture Training

Virginia M. June LMSW, CAAC, RT, ADS is a registered trainer through the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association, (NADA) a nationally recognized and established association. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker and a Certified Advanced Addiction Counselor. She currently serves as the Director of Integrative Therapies at Brighton Hospital and has been conducting quarterly trainings at Brighton Hospital for the past four years.

Auricular Acupuncture available at Brighton Hospital.

Brighton Hospital is now offering outpatient auricular (ear) acupuncture treatments to the general public from 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm on Friday evenings. Fees are per session, payable at time of service. Cash or check only.

Individuals must make reservations and obtain fees by calling the Customer Service Representatives at 1-877-9SOBER1 (1-877-976-2371) as there is a maximum of 12 per session. Friday night 12-step meetings start at 7:30 pm., so please allow ample time for your session.

Note: Brighton Hospital Integrative Therapies is also offering auricular (ear) acupuncture treatments on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 am - 11:00 am. Payment and reservations are as above.

If you have questions about Auricular Acupuncture treatments, or if you wish to become trained in this new modality, please call Virginia June, LMSW, CAAC, RT, Director of Integrative Therapies, at 810-877-0905.

Treatments are offered in our new Auricular Acupuncture Suite on the lower (garden) level of the Main Hospital Building, convenient to 12 step meeting rooms. The suite offers new over padded, comfortable lounge chairs in a serene setting ideal for shedding stress.

Description of the Acu-Detox Training

These three days are the didactic portion of the certification process. It involves lecture, video, discussion and

Auricular Acupuncture Training dates for 2010:
January 20, 21 and 22
February 24, 25 and 26
March 24, 25 and 26
April 21, 22 and 23
May 26, 27 and 28
June 23, 24 and 25
July 28, 29 and 30
August 25, 26 and 27
September 22, 23 and 24
October 27, 28 and 29
November 17, 18 and 19
December 1, 2 and 3

Cost is $500.00 payable to Brighton Hospital. All trainings are held at Brighton Hospital 9:00 am until 5:00 pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Brighton Hospital
12851 Grand River Ave.
Brighton, MI 48116
Building 5

For Michigan residents: this training is approved by MCBAP for 22 CAC credits specific to substance abuse.

Training includes: training manual, sharps container, practice ears, needles, alcohol prep pads, continental breakfast and lunch on all three days and lots of experiential learning.

I am available to come to your agency if you have 5 or more individuals to attend training.

Please feel free to contact me for further information:
Virginia M. June LMSW, CAAC, RT, ADS
Brighton Hospital
Director of Integrative Therapies

experiential learning. Participants receive a training manual, sharps container, practice plastic ears, one box of needles and alcohol swabs. After successfully completing the three-day session, it is expected that participants complete the clinical portion of the certification process by giving 40 treatments to individuals who may be friends and/or family. This is documented and submitted to the trainer before the trainer authorizes a certificate to the participant. Participants will have access to the trainer at all times if questions arise. The Integrative Therapies Office phone number is 810-225-2569 and Virginia's cell phone number is 810-877-0905 and is available 24/7 for technical assistance.

Participants are expected to read, understand and sign the ethics agreement created for ADS practitioners and uphold these standards in all NADA Acu-Detox affairs.

Membership to NADA is $65.00, and their website is

The didactic portion of the training has been approved by MCBAP for 22 CAC credits specific to substance abuse.

Once participants receive their Auricular Detoxification Specialist (ADS) certificate, they will be able to give treatments in an array of treatment settings, as long as they are under the supervision of a medical doctor (MD or DO) under the laws of the State of Michigan. Laws and regulations may vary from state to state. Please check the laws of your own state with regard to Auricular Acupuncture. Other integrative therapies offered at Brighton Hospital include Yoga, and other modalities. Contact the Integrative Therapy Office at 810-225-2569 for more information about Brighton's growing offerings in the Integrative Therapy arena.

Our substance abuse therapy programs balance the rigors of drug treatment with some recreational fun. In addition to auricular acupuncture, just a few of the recovery therapy activities in which patients participate are:

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