Acupuncture in Recovery

Benefits of Acupuncture in Addiction Treatment

Benefits of Acupuncture in Addiction Treatment

Acupuncture in addiction treatment offers a wide range of benefits. It can reduce cravings, withdrawal symptoms, provide physical pain relief, help with emotional regulation, and dopamine regulation. These benefits not only aid in the recovery process but also help individuals manage stress and reduce the risk of relapse. Acupuncture has become an integral part of substance abuse and addiction treatment, providing a holistic approach to address the various aspects of addiction and promote long-term recovery.

Reduced Cravings and Withdrawal Symptoms

Acupuncture is an ancient practice from Chinese medicine, which can play a significant role in addiction treatment. By stimulating points, it helps to restore the natural flow of energy, known as qi, and promotes overall well-being. Here’s how it works:

  • Alleviate withdrawal symptoms – targeting acupuncture points, promotes relaxation and lessens the discomfort during this difficult phase.
  • Enhanced mental clarity – by increasing blood flow to the brain, it helps improve focus and concentration.
  • Hormonal regulation – it helps with modulating hormone levels disrupted by addiction, leading to improved emotional well-being.
  • Improved sleep quality – it works by releasing melatonin, a hormone that regulates sleep-wake cycles, it helps with sleep disturbances.
  • Normalized heart rate – research has also indicated that acupuncture can help to stabilize the heart rate, thus calming individuals and reducing stress.
  • Reduced cravings – by regulating neurotransmitters and hormones, acupuncture helps rebalance brain chemistry and reduce the urge for addictive substances.

Acupuncture provides a holistic approach to addiction and substance abuse recovery, by addressing physical and psychological cravings. As a complementary therapy, it emphasizes individualized treatment – critical for the complex nature of addiction.

Seeking Treatment with Transformations by the Gulf?

If you or a loved one needs treatment and rehabilitation for substance use, Transformations by the Gulf can help.
Transformations by the Gulf offers individualistic and holistic recovery services. We designed our inpatient and outpatient programs to treat individuals based on biological, psychological, familial and social needs.

Our residential homes and treatment facilities are near the beach and offer a comfortable setting for rehabilitation. If you or a loved one needs help, contact Transformations by the Gulf to learn more about our recovery services.

If you are ready to start planning your treatment process, give us a call. (727)498-6498


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