At the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, we integrate acupuncture into the individual treatment plan of our patient. In addition to the positive results seen using acupuncture in the treatment of pain disorders, acupuncture is also increasingly being used successfully in the treatment of mental and psychosomatic illnesses.
Acupuncture treatment at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry is performed mainly on the ear acupuncture according to the NADA protocol (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association). This form of treatment was developed at Lincoln Hospital in New York. The NADA treatment is relaxing, promotes alertness and concentration, and is known to relieve pain. It is particularly good for stress, tension, restlessness, anxiety symptoms, autonomic symptoms, withdrawal symptoms or irritability.