[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading uncode_shortcode_id=”144174″]Acupuncture and Addiction
[/vc_custom_heading][vc_column_text uncode_shortcode_id=”473184″]In the early 70s, acupuncture was first used in addiction recovery to reduce the stress addicts were experiencing during recovery, while simultaneously reducing addiction cravings. The addiction community’s work in the 70s was later combined with the traditional methods of Chinese medicine, focusing on management of chronic pain, to create the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA). This association established the guidelines for building a successful practice of acupuncture based on specific pressure points localized in the ear. Enlightened Solutions has embraced this complementary therapy to broaden our spectrum of holistic treatments in serving individuals with substance use disorders.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image media=”18078″ media_width_percent=”100″ uncode_shortcode_id=”855697″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text uncode_shortcode_id=”482854″]Alternative methods such as acupuncture build upon the hope that recovery from addictive substances and behaviors is possible. Clients experiencing detox, withdrawal, and post-acute withdrawal symptoms often feel discomfort and have difficulty sleeping. The introduction of acupuncture during this critical initial step of recovery, we can dramatically assist reducing cravings and some of the strong withdrawal symptoms, as well as reduce feelings of distress. Additionally, acupuncture can help induce complete relaxation. During acupuncture sessions, many therapists observe clients becoming so relaxed they often fall asleep. In the beginning stages of recovery, sleep deprivation is one of the more common complaints, therefore, complete relaxation is beneficial.
[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_raw_html]JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjIxMDAlMjUlMjIlMjBoZWlnaHQlM0QlMjIzMTUlMjIlMjBzcmMlM0QlMjJodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbSUyRmVtYmVkJTJGbmVNSERFTHlKQ28lMjIlMjB0aXRsZSUzRCUyMllvdVR1YmUlMjB2aWRlbyUyMHBsYXllciUyMiUyMGZyYW1lYm9yZGVyJTNEJTIyMCUyMiUyMGFsbG93JTNEJTIyYWNjZWxlcm9tZXRlciUzQiUyMGF1dG9wbGF5JTNCJTIwY2xpcGJvYXJkLXdyaXRlJTNCJTIwZW5jcnlwdGVkLW1lZGlhJTNCJTIwZ3lyb3Njb3BlJTNCJTIwcGljdHVyZS1pbi1waWN0dXJlJTIyJTIwYWxsb3dmdWxsc2NyZWVuJTNFJTNDJTJGaWZyYW1lJTNF[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading uncode_shortcode_id=”152152″]How Acupuncture Works
[/vc_custom_heading][vc_column_text uncode_shortcode_id=”111866″]Studying the ancient art of Chinese medicine, we look to the balance of nature to bring that Yin and Yang into ourselves. Acupuncture clicks into the lack of Yin within us, and those with addiction suffer from this imbalance in addition to the many other aspects that we address in treatments. It’s theorized that the more out of balance we are with the Yin and Yang, the more our need to abuse substances is substantially increased. During acupuncture treatments, each client will sit back comfortably in a chair and treatment will begin. The acupuncturist will apply needles to five pressure points on both sides of the ears in a process that takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_custom_heading uncode_shortcode_id=”131775″]What are the five points we focus on in acupuncture for addiction?
[/vc_custom_heading][vc_column_text uncode_shortcode_id=”818106″]The NADA concentrates on five points in the ear as they connect to the central systems that react in stress responses, or those related to the sympathetic nervous system. Targeting these five points will reduce the overactive responses to anxiety and extreme stress that create this need for addiction.
[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading uncode_shortcode_id=”103726″]Benefits of Acupuncture:
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_height_percent=”0″ back_color=”color-green” overlay_alpha=”50″ gutter_size=”3″ column_width_percent=”100″ shift_y=”0″ z_index=”0″ uncode_shortcode_id=”316249″ back_color_type=”uncode-palette”][vc_column column_width_percent=”100″ align_horizontal=”align_center” gutter_size=”3″ style=”dark” overlay_alpha=”50″ shift_x=”0″ shift_y=”0″ shift_y_down=”0″ z_index=”0″ medium_width=”0″ mobile_width=”0″ width=”1/1″ uncode_shortcode_id=”688973″][vc_column_text uncode_shortcode_id=”213592″]Acupuncture increases your body’s production of endorphins. As an alternative to relying on drugs for this escalation, you can rediscover your body’s ability to be happy naturally. Acupuncture treatments usually occur every few weeks, depending if clients adopt them as relaxing and a beneficial addition to their treatment. We are lucky at Enlightened Solutions to employ Erica Dice as our in-house acupuncturist. Erica worked at a detoxification clinic in the South Bronx and was specially trained to treat individuals struggling with addiction 833-801-LIVE.
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