Have you heard about rehabs using acupuncture for addiction treatment? Amazingly, acupuncture helps many people gain strong sobriety. This treatment does not take the place of other addiction rehab programs. But together with evidence-based methods, acupuncture allows people just like you to thrive in treatment.
What is Acupuncture for Addiction?
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical practice using tiny needles at specific points on your body. Some of these points help with health problems and diseases. Others help with lifestyle struggles, like insomnia. Today, acupuncture for addiction helps ease withdrawal symptoms and reduce your cravings, along with other significant benefits.
Chinese medicine uses acupuncture today, just as it has for centuries. But now Western doctors, mental health experts, and addiction specialists see benefits of acupuncture for addiction. More and more rehabs offer this service to go with your rehab treatment.
Acupuncture is one holistic therapy method. Other holistic therapies include massage, meditation, yoga, nutrition and outdoor recreation. Together with your evidence-based therapies of CBT and individual counseling, acupuncture can help you gain lasting sobriety, too.
How Acupuncture Works in Rehab
In your rehab program in Orange County, ear acupuncture shows the most promise for addiction. The acupuncturist inserts tiny needles into your outer ear that cause no pain. Rehab-based acupuncture targets five specific areas of your body and health. Those areas include a lung point, liver point, kidney point, Shen Men and sympathetic point.
Your lung point improves breathing and helps relieve grief. The liver point removes toxins and calms you. The kidney point repairs vital organs and reduces your fears or anxiety. The Shen Men is your “spirit gate,” and your sympathetic point helps you relax while soothing your central nervous system.
Even doctors believe in using acupuncture as another type of health and wellness treatment. Benefits of acupuncture include:
- Reduced cravings
- Staying in rehab longer
- Easing physical pain
- Easing your withdrawal symptoms
- Balancing your emotions
- Decreasing stress and anxiety
- Helping you sleep better
No one fully understands how this old Chinese practice works. But with so many centuries of people believing in its healing powers, acupuncture for rehab treatment is certainly worth a try.
Morningside Recovery and Acupuncture
The best things about acupuncture in rehab include its low cost, safety and ability to complement other rehab treatments. It works very well with your individual, group and family therapies. So trying acupuncture opens you up to even greater potential than standard therapies offer, alone.
Therapies and programs working well with acupuncture include:
- Supervised detox
- Residential rehab
- Intensive outpatient programs
- Adventure and experiential therapies
- Holistic therapies
- Evidence-based therapies
In Orange County, acupuncture and addiction treatment go together at Morningside Recovery. Morningside Recovery provides a full spectrum of care, starting in detox and continuing through rehab into aftercare. Call Morningside Recovery now at 855-631-2135 to learn more about acupuncture for addiction along with our other addiction therapy services.