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Acupuncture and Addiction

Addiction is defined as the compulsive physiological need for and use of a habit-forming substance.

According to the Health Services Administration, 23.5 million people ages 12 or older have needed treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. And the treatments provided aren’t guaranteed, nor are they always easy. Luckily, there are alternative treatment options that can help.

Auricular acupuncture is probably the most common technique used when treating addiction. There is a specific protocol utilized for treating addiction. It is called the NADA protocol. NADA stands for National Acupuncture Detoxification Association. It not only addresses substance abuse, but also the emotional, physical and psychological attributes involved in addictions.

This protocol includes five specific points:

  1. the sympathetic point balances the nervous system.
  2. Shen Men alleviates anxiety and nervousness.
  3. the kidney point boosts your original energy, and increases will power.
  4. the liver point repairs the liver and helps with anger issues.
  5. the lung point strengthens the immune system.

Acupuncture for addiction and substance abuse offers a proven method of assisting people in the process of recovery without any side effects. Acupuncture provides relief of anxiety, depression, cravings and other withdrawal symptoms.

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