LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW ACUPUNCTURE CAN ENHANCE YOUR RECOVERY!
Acupuncture is a very low-risk treatment that may greatly enhance your journey to recovery. It is not a cure for addiction, but it can be a very useful tool to help you maintain sobriety and live your new life addiction free!
Benefits vary per person, so it is important that you discuss your specific challenges and needs with our certified doctor for your best results.
We welcome you to browse through how acupuncture can enhance your recovery!
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture was originated from traditional Chinese medicine as a way to heal illnesses and improve wellness over 2,000 years ago!
In Chinese medicine, they believe that energy flows throughout body pathways and that any pain, illness, disease or other discomforts are simply blockages of the energy flow.
Acupuncture helps clear up these energy blockages by placing very thin, sterile needles into specific areas of the skin, allowing the flow of energy to return back to a balanced state.
Benefits of acupuncture for addiction recovery
Although paths of addiction recovery are different for each person, successful addiction recovery is often achieved with a combination of treatments that each individual finds useful to their specific circumstances and needs.
While acupuncture is not a stand-alone treatment for addiction, it does have some amazing benefits that make it a useful tool to add as part of a holistic recovery plan!
Relief of anxiety and stress
Stress and anxiety are two of the most common reasons for addiction relapse. Preventing such a relapse, is best managed by finding ways that reduce stress and lower anxiety.
While acupuncture alone cannot remove all anxiety and stress, it has been shown to be very useful when integrated into recovering addicts’ overall stress management strategy.
Depression is a common addition to drug or alcohol abuse and addiction. Acupuncture research shows that when it is used on patients in addiction recovery, the likelihood of depression is lowered.
Dealing with cravings is one of the most difficult aspects of recovery for many people who suffer from addiction.
Acupuncture, can be a huge help in reducing and coping with the intense drug and alcohol cravings in the early stages of recovery.
Helps pain management without medication
Treating acute pain is tricky for some in recovery because many painkillers are addictive, causing a huge risk to their recovery and often ending up in a slip back into addiction.
Acupuncture, in conjunction with Suboxone therapy has been shown to alleviate pain without the use of medication, as it stimulates natural painkillers in the body.
Helps with sleep
Recovering addicts who have problems going to sleep or staying asleep are at a higher risk for relapse, so ensuring that they get enough quality sleep is crucial. However, many sleep medications are addictive in nature, so that is a slippery slope for those in recovery.
Thankfully, research suggests that acupuncture as a treatment for insomnia can be helpful without having to risk using sleep medications.
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