Acupuncture for Drug Addiction, Smoking & Alcoholism Providence, RI
There are various forms of alternative medicines to turn to as opposed to traditional medical practices. Acupuncture is an example of an alternative medical practice. The treatments originated out of China as far back as 2,500 years. The method involves stimulating specific points on the body, most often with needles, to rid the body of pain and other ailments.
The ancient Chinese philosophy of Yin and Yang is part of the focus of the practice. The two natural forces are consistently fighting one another. A person who is in a state of flux will be out of balance. The Chinese believe that when Yin and Yang are in balance, a person is at his or her optimal health.
There are many reasons patients turn to acupuncture. For examples, it has been used to treat headaches, strokes, cardiovascular disorders, muscle cramps, asthma, colds and flu, digestive disorders, gynecological disorders, skin disorders, psychology disorders, and many more.
Still other reasons that people turn to acupuncture is to rid their body of the various addictions that plague society. Acupuncture is used to help fight addiction to drugs, cigarettes, and alcohol.
The alternative practice has become so popular that treatment centers across the country and the world have incorporated acupuncture into their treatment programs along with other alternative therapies, such as hypnosis.
1. Acupuncture Helps to Combat a Smoking Addiction
It has been long documented that smoking is not only highly addictive but also dangerous to one’s health. Millions of people are addicted to cigarettes and millions of people die from smoking every year. In the practice of acupuncture, certain points of the body help with various ailments. The “Tim Mee” point, for example, is designed to help with a smoking addiction.
Acupuncture to lessen a nicotine addiction works in a variety of ways. Smokers are often jittery and restless if they do not have a cigarette. Acupuncture can help to reduce that. It can also lessen the cravings that smokers get when they are in need of a cigarette.
A person who smokes is consistently putting nicotine into their bodies. The practice can help to detoxify the body and restore it to a healthy condition, which helps with ending a dependency on cigarettes.
2. Acupuncture Can Help Alleviate Alcohol Addiction
The most common form of addiction is an addiction to alcohol. Millions of people become to alcohol or die from alcohol addiction.
One of the reasons the body becomes addicted to alcohol is through an imbalance. Acupuncture incorporates points to correct the imbalance. One of the practices in acupuncture to cure alcohol addiction is “NADA.” NADA focuses on five points in the ear known as the – Shen Men, Sympathetic, Kidney, Liver and Lower Lung. Focusing on these points can return the body to a state of balance.
3. Acupuncture Can Help with Drug Addiction
As with an alcohol addiction, acupuncture can also help with addictions to drugs, such as narcotics and prescription drugs.
When a person is trying to remove drugs from their life, there is a withdrawal period where the body goes through a tremendous amount of stress.
Acupuncture can help to alleviate the withdrawal symptoms along with reducing the pain associated with withdrawal as well as other conditions that occur during the withdrawal phase, such as insomnia and extreme temperature fluctuations, such as severe hot flashes. The practice helps to restore the body to a state of being where one’s Yin and Yang are balanced and restored.
Traditional procedures to treat smoking, alcoholism, and drug abuse include pharmacotherapies and other traditional ways. Acupuncture is an alternative treatment that has proven to be helpful to many patients suffering from an addiction
Restless Legs, Arthritis and Smoking
When I first came to Dr. Tad, I was dealing with restless legs, trouble sleeping, headaches and pain in the joints.
Once I began treatment, I was able to stop ALL medications. My legs are much better, I am sleeping better, my headaches are fewer and I feel a lot calmer. I feel that my health has improved a lot and I have more energy than before too. I am able to do things that I have not been able to do for awhile. I even joined a gym.
I would recommend this treatment to everyone. I’m having better results that I ever had with drugs. Dr. Tad and his staff are great people. They are personable, understanding and compassionate – everything you would want in a doctors office.
— Colleen S., Rehoboth, MA