Skip to Main Content

Recovery Group Acupuncture FAQs

When and where are the sessions?
These sessions are scheduled many Mondays at 6:00pm inside the Recovering Moore Resource Center at 205 Knight St Aberdeen, NC (at the intersection of US-1 and Knight St). All dates, including special sessions and variances, will be posted on the Recovery Group Acupuncture page.  

What if I arrive late?
The sessions begin at the listed times. We will post an "In Session" sign once we begin and, for the benefit of the group, request no interruptions. 

Do I need to make an appointment and what does it cost?
These sessions are free to those living in recovery from drugs or alcohol and limited to only those living in recovery. No appointment is needed but the limited seats are on a first-come, first-served basis.  We recommend arriving 15 minutes early to complete the paperwork and get your seat.

Is one time a complete treatment or can I come more than one time?
Each session is complete on its own, however the treatments build upon each other so the more you attend, the more potential benefits you will experience. 

What is the acupuncture treatment?
During this hour session, Dr. Wells uses a standard 5 point selection commonly referred to as the NADA protocol or auricular acupuncture.  Originally developed in the 1970s to support addiction treatments, the use of this protocol has expanded into a wide variety of community settings around the world. It can be helpful to overall wellbeing and stress reduction, including those healing from high pressure living, trauma, human conflict, natural disasters, or addiction.

Does auricular acupuncture hurt?
Some people don't realize the needles are there while others feel a quick and fleeting sensation. Regardless, most don't mind if there is a slight awareness as they ease into the treatment and experience the relaxation. 

Where can I learn more about this specific treatment?
Please go to the NADA website or give Dr. Wells a call.

What are the benefits of this auricular acupuncture treatment?
While each person is unique and has their own experience, most people feel overall more relaxed. Many people report they have a reduction in pain (back, neck, knee, shoulders, headaches), experience an increased ability to focus, sleep better, notice relaxed muscles, feel more balanced emotions, reduced cravings, or have less stress and tension. When we are more at ease, the body systems respond favorably!

Is there any paperwork?
Yes, we have a short form that must be completed and signed prior to the first treatment. After that, you can update Dr. Wells if you have any significant health changes.  We will have printed copies available at each session or you can download and print it here.

How should I prepare?
For your fist session, please come early to complete the required consent form. Before each session, please eat a small meal or snack. Wear comfortable, layered clothes that allow you to rest easily and adjust to varying temperatures.  Please do not wear cologne or other strong scented products.