ACUPUNCTURE FOR TREATING SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Acupuncture Works for Addiction Treatment
The benefits of acupuncture in recovery are numerous and proven. Acupuncture assists in minimizing the sometimes uncomfortable symptoms of anxiety and restlessness associated with withdrawal while increasing an overall sense of calm. Acupuncture accesses natural channels of energy in the body. These channels can get blocked through emotional trauma, abuse and damage by drugs and alcohol. The needles used in acupuncture access these channels along certain points in the body and “unblock” the energy, allowing it to flow freely through the body. During the process of acupuncture, the discomfort that one feels when the needle is tapped in feels like someone yanking on a single hair but not nearly as bad. Because of the size of the needles, and the placement during acupuncture, you may not even know that the needle has been tapped in.
The Benefits of Acupuncture in Treating Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Blocked energy in the body can result in a host of ailments, including stagnated blood, headaches, digestion, depression, anxiety and insomnia. Because newly recovering alcoholics and addicts tend to be restless and anxious, acupuncture is a natural way to help reduce these feelings. The most obvious benefits of acupuncture are a reduction in cravings and withdrawal symptoms and an increase in relaxation. We feel acupuncture is vital in helping those early in sobriety overcome the initial discomfort and settle in so they can concentrate on all aspects of their treatment and recovery.