|Using Acupuncture to Treat
Addictions, by their nature, have great power over
us. Ceasing an addictive behavior can provide some of our most challenging
healing work. Acupuncture can help, by alleviating cravings and withdrawal
symptoms, increasing relaxation and decreasing stress—helping to
lessen the chances of relapse.
Many facing their addictive behavior uncover deep underlying emotions.
Acupuncture is not a substitute for counseling, but because it can help
to smooth the emotions and provide an increased sense of well-being, works
very well in conjunction with counseling, and can often decrease the amount
of time needed with a counselor.