Why Acupuncture Works

acupuncture and addictionAcupuncture has been used in Eastern medicine for thousands of years and yet controversy remains over whether it’s health impact is due to a mere placebo effect. A new study, published in the journal Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, shows that the tiny needles do in fact provide a real physical response and real pain relief. Researchers found that acupuncture causes the body to release nitric oxide, which increases blood flow and triggers the body to release natural anesthetics that can create warming or cooling sensations. 

Acupuncture and Addiction Treatment
In the addiction community, experts have long touted both the physical as well as the mental benefits of acupuncture – and throughout various stages of recovery. Indeed, this widely used ancient practice can be a powerful tool in your or your loved one’s recovery from a substance use disorder.

A few of the many benefits of using acupuncture as part of a comprehensive addiction treatment plan include:

  • Manages cravings
  • Rids body of harmful toxins
  • Helps manage symptoms of withdrawal
  • Improves sleep patterns
  • Lowers your blood pressure
  • Boosts your immunity
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Relieves headaches and pain
  • Enhances your overall sense of well-being

A Bit About Ear Acupuncture
Auricular (ear) acupuncture in addition to whole-body acupuncture is often used to treat points on the ear associated with the nerves and organs that become damaged with prolonged substance abuse, including:

  • the liver
  • kidney
  • lung
  • nervous systems

Call About Our Holistic Services in Florida
Acupuncture is only one small portion of our comprehensive holistic addiction treatment program at Synergy Group Services. Addiction is insidious and progressive so every reasonable tool and approach needs to be utilized in order to achieve successful treatment outcomes. We’ll help you choose the services that are best for you in order to create a truly customized addiction recovery experience. For more information, call today: 888-267-8070.

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