ACUPUNCTURE FOR TREATING SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Acupuncture Works for Addiction Treatment
Acupuncture has multiple benefits to people in addiction recovery. During withdrawal and early recovery it is not unusual for people to experience anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, irritability, cravings, body aches and pains as well as constipation or diarrhea. Acupuncture is a natural way to alleviate these symptoms: it shuts down the stress response of the body allowing it to start healing itself. Alcohol, drugs, emotional trauma and the general stress of everyday life put the body into “fight-or-flight” mode. Acupuncture turns this off, switching the body into “rest-and-digest” mode for healing to begin. Acupuncture also helps to support the major organs of the body which become damaged through alcohol and/or drug abuse: the liver, lungs and kidneys.
The Benefits of Acupuncture in Treating Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Acupuncture works with your body’s natural healing ability. You already have within you what you need to get better – it’s a matter of accessing your body’s natural wisdom. Acupuncture helps to calm you and bring you back into your body so that deep healing can begin. Acupuncture is a fantastic adjunct to individual and group therapy and the other holistic modalities offered at Serenity Acres as patients begin to feel a deep sense that yes, they can do this.
Besides acupuncture for addiction treatment, patients can use acupuncture at Serenity Acres to address other health concerns naturally: recent injuries, migraines, PMS, allergies, chronic pain, and more.