Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical practice that’s been used for over 2,000 years to treat conditions ranging from chronic pain to indigestion. Our drug rehab South Florida program incorporates acupuncture as an effective means of addiction rehabilitation. Our smoking cessation program, for example, consists of ear acupuncture along with behavioral and relaxation therapy. A large volume of research and scientific data support the use of acupuncture in our drug rehab South Florida addiction treatment program.
Acupuncture needles stimulate locations on the body that correspond with the body’s natural energy flows. It’s believed to be an effective part of our drug rehab South Florida programs because it enhances relaxation and feelings of well-being, to help reduce addiction and destructive behaviors. Acupuncture may reduce pain and cause the body to produce endorphins, which can be of enormous benefit to people going through our drug rehab South Florida program.
The use of acupuncture in our drug rehab South Florida treatment programs isn’t unusual. In the United States, more than 2,000 addiction treatment programs use acupuncture. Acupuncture helps provide treatment even to the most reserved and recalcitrant patients in our drug rehab South Florida program, because it doesn’t require verbalization or discussion like traditional forms of talk therapy. Even the most anxious or agitated patients in our drug rehab South Florida program experience new feelings of calm and introspection as a benefit of acupuncture treatments.
Acupuncture for addiction treatment in the U.S. began in the early 1970s, when doctors in New York City’s Lincoln Clinic learned of a Chinese neurosurgeon, Dr. H.L. Wen, who was using acupuncture to great benefit in easing the withdrawal symptoms of his opiate-addicted patients. Doctors at the Lincoln Clinic have used acupuncture to great benefit in the treatment of drug-addicted pregnant women, for example, whose babies have higher birth weights than the babies of women who don’t receive acupuncture treatments. Other drug treatment clinics have been able to reduce recidivism rates by as much as 69 percent by using acupuncture.
To learn more about how acupuncture can help you or someone you care about overcome addiction, call The Delray Center for Healing at 1-888-699-5679 today.