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Friday, August 12, 2016

Acupuncture for Addiction Recovery

Woman in addiction recovery receiving acupuncture
Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years as a holistic treatment for joint pain, depression, anxiety, insomnia and many other medical and behavioral health issues.

In recent years, the use of acupuncture has spread to also treat those on a journey to addiction recovery. In contrast to prescription-based options, acupuncture offers a natural method to curb cravings, help individuals naturally detox from substance abuse and ease withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, sleep disturbances and stress.

How Does Acupuncture Work? 
On the surface, acupuncture is a relatively simple procedure, yet it offers a multitude of health benefits. With acupuncture, very thin needles are inserted at specific points on the body. According to traditional Chinese medical theory, acupuncture points are located on meridians through which energy runs.

Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on an ancient philosophy that energy, called "qi" (pronounced "chee") flows along specific pathways in the body. However, if the flow of energy gets blocked, the disruption can lead to pain and illness. Based on these principles, acupuncture therapy is designed to release blocked qi in the body to promote the body’s natural healing response.

Acupuncture for Addiction Recovery
Most acupuncture addiction recovery treatments use Auricular Ear Acupuncture, a specialized form of acupuncture where acupuncture points on the ear are stimulated.

In a study researching the effectiveness of auricular acupuncture, patients who participated in biweekly acupuncture sessions were more likely to complete their entire addiction treatment program and reported fewer withdrawal symptoms such as insomnia and aggression.

Acupuncture has helped thousands of individuals dealing with substance abuse and addiction issues and is now commonly used as part of a comprehensive and holistic treatment plan. With regular treatments, acupuncture can serve as a powerful tool to help reduce stress and support the physical, emotional and spiritual healing process during a journey to recovery.

Holistic Drug Rehab at Coast to Coast 
Our beautiful facilities provide the perfect setting for therapies that help restore your mind, body, and spirit as you rid your whole self from addiction. To learn more about our holistic rehab programs, call (800) 210-8229.

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