Since 1997, the U.S. National Institutes of Health has recognized acupuncture as a medical healing option. Scientists today agree that acupuncture can be beneficial in treating a number of illnesses, including addiction.
Acupuncture nourishes and heals the tissue damage caused by chemical dependency. In addition, recovering addicts feel immediate relief from the pain of immediate withdrawals and long-term acute withdrawal syndrome. Modern scientists explain that acupuncture stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the brain, spinal cord, and muscles necessary for stress reduction, anxiety relief and natural healing from addiction.
To learn more about how acupuncture can help you recover from addiction, call our admissions counselors now at (844) 211-7944. You can reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Medical Conditions That Acupuncture is Used For
Besides drug and alcohol addiction, acupuncture is used to treat a variety of medical conditions. Some health conditions that can be treated with acupuncture include:
- Low back pain
- Postsurgical pain
- Myofascial pain
- Chronic pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome
At The Treatment Center Outpatient Services, we develop a customized treatment plan for each patient. We may include acupuncture and other holistic therapies in a patient’s plan depending on their addiction issues, needs and goals.
For additional information about our holistic therapies, call us now at (844) 211-7944. We can also answer your questions via chat.
History of Acupuncture
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical procedure, utilizing the insertion of very thin needles into particular areas of the body along channels of bio-electromagnetic energy called Qi (pronounced “chee”). This procedure produces healing effects and promotes overall well-being. The tiny needles used are painless, sterile, and disposable.
Thousands of years ago, Chinese physicians discovered Qi, an energy that flows throughout the human body like the tributaries of a river, irrigating and nourishing tissues.
Any blockage in a person’s Qi produces an effect like a dam, which can obstruct the natural flow of the body’s energy. Acupuncture influences the proper flow of the body’s energy by opening blocked channels, which results in greater organ and tissue health.
Many Americans had never heard of acupuncture before New York Times reporter James Reston wrote about it. In 1971, while on a trip to China with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Reston suffered an appendicitis. After the surgery, Reston was in pain until a doctor performed acupuncture on him. Impressed by the procedure, Reston wrote and article about his experience.
Find Healing From Addiction
In addition to counseling, you may receive acupuncture to treat your drug and alcohol addiction. Acupuncture can relieve any pain or discomfort that you are feeling from your addictions and other ailments.
Call us now at (844) 211-7944 to set an appointment for an acupuncture session that will benefit your addiction recovery by reducing pain and cravings.