Using the NADA Protocol to Improve Wellbeing for Prostate Cancer Survivors: Five Case Studies
Beverley de Valois and Tarsem Degun EJOM Vol. 8 No. 1 (2015)
This paper presents case studies of five men diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer, who participated in a project to assess the potential for using the NADA ear acupuncture protocol to improve wellbeing. Selected for their diversity, they illustrate the range of diagnoses, treatments, and associated bothersome symptoms experienced by prostate cancer survivors. They also illustrate the variety of ways that NADA acupuncture in a group setting can contribute to overall wellbeing. Examining the progress of these individuals through treatment provides valuable insights into the effects of NADA treatment. These cases may influence perceptions of clinicians, patients, acupuncturists and funders about NADA's potential role in the ongoing support of men with cancer of the prostate. They also suggest that future research is warranted.
In general, the public don’t perceive that acupuncture is a suitable form of medicine for babies and young children. In truth, acupuncture and other related techniques, such as shonishin and paediatric tui na, are well tolerated by children and immensely effective at treating many of the conditions from which they suffer. The Panda Clinic was set up in the hope that, by raising awareness, more children would receive the benefits of treatment. Children come to the Panda Clinic with a wide range of chronic and acute conditions. As well as providing effective treatment, it aims to be an environment where children feel welcomed, listened to and safe. This article aims to give the reader a flavour of life at the Panda Clinic, including some of the patient management issues that are peculiar to the treatment of children.