Congratulations! If you're reading this, you are on your way to kicking the habit and becoming addiction-free and healthier.

Addiction and substance abuse are social problems that have penetrated all levels of society. Whether you just can’t get going in the morning without coffee or you are suffering from a serious heroine habit, acupuncture can help you overcome your addictions. Acupuncture alcohol and drug addiction treatment can curb cravings and ease withdrawal symptoms to help you naturally detox from substance abuse.

Acupuncture treatments can help with various types of addiction:

Nicotine: Cigarettes, Chewing Tobacco, Cigars
Cocaine and Crack
Methadone (Crystal Meth)
Heroin (Morphine)
Caffeine: Coffee, Tea
Pain Medications: Hydrocodone, Vicoden, Oxycotin

By altering the flow of Qi, acupuncture can adjust many aspects of our mental and physical functioning, including helping us naturally detoxify from addiction and substance abuse. Acupuncture can assist alcohol and drug addiction rehabilitation. When combined with psychological counseling by addiction specialists, acupuncture can be a holistic method to help manage withdrawal symptoms and curb cravings.

Most acupuncture addiction recovery treatments utilize Auricular Ear Acupuncture. This microsystem of acupuncture has been show to be highly effective in assisting addiction programs. One study conducted by Yale University on the use of acupuncture to treat cocaine addiction found that recipients of acupuncture were twice as likely to have cocaine-negative urine screens as control groups during treatment. In addition, the acupuncture group in the cocaine addiction study was able to refrain from returning to cocaine use for longer periods of time than the control group. Auricular Ear Acupuncture has also had long-term success in group setting addiction treatment programs in New York City’s Lincoln Hospital and prison programs in Dade County Florida.

When you are going through you initial detox from alcohol and drug addition, it is important to receive acupuncture treatment daily until you are able to be clean. Once you have ceased using alcohol or drugs, you can decrease the frequency of your acupuncture addiction treatments to once or twice per week for several weeks. It is recommended that you continue receiving acupuncture treatments on a monthly basis to ensure your long-term recovery from addiction.

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It is also important to receive counseling during your addiction therapy. Working with organizations, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), during your acupuncture addiction treatments can increase the success of your substance abuse recovery.

If you receive Acupuncture Treatment for your addiction treatments, you can also benefit from herbal remedies for addiction withdrawal symptoms. These Oriental Herbal Medicine formulas can enhance the effects of your acupuncture addiction treatments and improve your overall health.

Acupuncture for addiction and substance abuse offers a proven, side-effect free method of assisting you in the process of recovery. Acupuncture treatments are non-addictive and provide relief of anxiety, depression, cravings, and other withdrawal symptoms. Free yourself of addiction today!

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