Acupuncture for Addiction

Addiction is described as a compulsive physiological and psychological need for a habit-forming substance and is an increasing problem for many adults who develop an involuntary dependence on these substances. More often than not, these include alcohol, as well as drugs and nicotine (smoking).

However, Acupuncture provides new hope for people suffering from harmful addictions.

We know that the road to recovery is often long and draining and the path can vary from person to person. It also requires hard work and sustained self-care. However, acupuncture services available in our Northwich clinic can provide you with a foundation for recovery and social rehabilitation, as well as being a supportive component in the journey to recovery.

Auricular Acupuncture
Auricular Acupuncture for addiction

Acupuncture aims to address addiction through needling specific points around and on the outside of the ear which correspond to the organs in the body.

When these points are stimulated, they help to replenish the organs and help with detoxification.

But specifically for addiction, the stimulation of these Acupuncture points could aid in suppressing withdrawal symptoms and increase the feeling of relaxation and help regain a positive mindset. Our services can also be used to stimulate the release of endorphins and therefore reduce stress, anxiety or even pain.

Individuals who have at least once tried cutting out addictive substances know exactly how hard and emotionally draining withdrawal can be. The symptoms tend to be different for everyone and can range from mild to severe. However, some of the most common symptoms include insomnia, irritability and mood swings, as well as anxiety, nausea and pains. More severe cases may manifest themselves in the form of depression or even paranoia, as well as confusion.

If you are suffering from an addiction problem, Acupuncture That Works is able to offer a range of treatment options which could help.

If you would like to find out more and to make an appointment for your free initial consultation then please call us on 0800 051 76 88.

Disclaimer: At Acupuncture That Works we are conscious that there are lots of claims made about the results that people can get from using Acupuncture. To be clear, we aim to make no such claims ourselves. We will never claim that Acupuncture will work within a specified time nor that it will bring a specified result. We can say that is possible to deliver short term improvement and short term relief in certain circumstances. It is not and never will be, a miracle cure.