Holistic treatment modalities have shown time and time again to be effective alongside more traditional addiction recovery practices like therapy and medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Yoga, meditation, chiropractic services and acupuncture are all forms of holistic treatment because they’re non-invasive – and that very reason alone is a huge source of comfort for those who worry about pain or discomfort. Acupuncture is a recognized practice in the Eastern world, but has made it’s way out West over the past decade as researchers have discovered it’s practical implications along with it’s more healing, therapeutic outcomes for those in addiction recovery and beyond.
Margarita Alcantara, a woman who has struggled with addiction, explained her experience with acupuncture via Mind Body Green. She stated, “Not only does [acupuncture] reduce the cravings, anxiety, sleep disturbance, and need for pharmaceuticals, but it helps create a more optomistic and synergistic attitude towards the process of recovery, and has been reported to improve program retention.”
Dr. Andrew Weil, an internationally recognized expert on medicinal plants and alternative medicine, explains that acupuncture can benefit those with anxiety, depression, nausea, vomiting, irritable bowel syndrome, migraines and even degenerative diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. There are many benefits of having acupuncture done, especially for those in recovery from addiction:
- There are very few side effects
- If done correctly, it is safe
- Acupuncture can be done alongside other treatment modalities
- Some types of pain can be controlled
- Individuals in recovery from opioid addiction may find this to be a safe alternative when opioid medication isn’t a viable option
If you’re ready to experience complete healing and restoration, speak with a professional from Avalon Malibu today. Holistic practices, such as acupuncture, are available – alongside other highly effective, evidence-based practices such as neurofeedback therapy, massage therapy, physical fitness and more.
Avalon Malibu is a world-renowned, California state-licensed mental health and substance abuse recovery center. If you are ready to seek treatment to develop the tools you need to overcome life’s obstacles and be on the road towards happiness, health, and well-being, call us today at 888-958-7511 for a consultation. It’s never too late, and there are people here ready to help you.