4 Holistic Therapies to Try

holistic therapiesWhen used in conjunction with traditional addiction treatment, holistic therapies have been proved to be very effective in addressing both the physical and psychological impact of addiction. In fact, more and more rehabs are embracing alternative treatments to help give clients the necessary skills to thrive during rehab and years after for lasting sobriety.

Here’s a look at a few – and how they can help your recovery:

Acupuncture: Some practitioners use auricular (ear) acupuncture in addition to whole-body acupuncture to target points on the ear associated with the nerves and organs that become damaged by prolonged substance abuse, including the liver, kidney, lung and nervous systems.

  • Balances and restores function to the body
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Alleviates withdrawal symptoms, pain and cravings
  • Combats insomnia

Art therapy: Drawing, painting and using other creative media, like sculpture, can increase self-awareness and help you to express emotions about your addiction and recovery.

  • Increases self-esteem
  • Allows you to express fears and emotions difficult to verbalize
  • Enhances communication skills
  • Enables you to process traumatic events
  • Reduces stress and anxiety

Biofeedback: This mind-body technique is used to help individuals become more aware of how their thoughts, feelings and behaviors interact. Biofeedback trains clients to regulate their own unconscious bodily processes and better control their stress response.

  • Reduces headaches
  • Improves anxiety and depression
  • Lowers chronic and short-term pain
  • Helps treat insomnia
  • Improves heart health

Massage therapy: More and more research shines light on the benefits of therapeutic touch. Clients report feeling less anxious and better able to release negative thoughts and memories.

  • Improves circulation and rids body of toxins
  • Relieves  stress and anxiety
  • Boosts immunity
  • Improves sleep
  • Increases focus

Holistic Healing at Synergy
We encourage the use of many different holistic techniques, including acupuncture, art therapy, biofeedback and massage therapy, to help clients heal their mind, body and spirit. To learn more about our treatment center and our approach to addiction recovery, call today: 866-930-4673.

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