As with other alternative medicines, acupuncture treatment for drug addiction is what many people are turning to.
Acupuncture is the number one alternative for treatment of diseases, illnesses, and psychological issues, to stop smoking, such diverse problems as bursitis, arthritis, anxiety, and acupuncture treatment for drug addiction and for just plain old good health.
Acupuncture, as it turns out, is not a new thing; it is the oldest form of medical treatment. Older than anything holistic or another alternative form of medicine and even older than mainstream western practice of medicine.
With the difficulties of drug addiction and the newness of using acupuncture as a treatment there are few scientific studies to show the success of acupuncture in the treatment of drug addiction.
However there have been a number of studies that prove to us that there is merit with acupuncture in the treatment of alcoholism. Helping to ease the symptoms of withdrawal and cravings suffered by the alcoholic when they finally stop drinking and want to transition back into a sober lifestyle.
It should also be pointed out that acupuncture also help by removing some of the fear and hostility that often accompanies the withdrawal from drug addiction.
As with the treatment of alcoholics the successful treatment of drug addiction stems from more than just the acupuncture and therapist. The patient must be of sound mind and must want to truly kick their habit, whether that habit is drugs or alcohol.
Acupuncture does have the effect of balancing the neurotransmitters and stimulating the central nervous system, which ends up releasing good chemicals in the brain, such as Endorphins and Serotonin, which helps to control a persons mood and just makes them feel good.
If you are intrigued by acupuncture in want to investigate it or begin drug withdrawals, look no further than your phone book. Most major cities inside the United States and in many other countries have plenty of qualified acupuncturists available.
If acupuncture isn’t working to help you to get over your addiction, you may want to consider alternatives to acupuncture such as enrolling in a twelve-step program or undergoing drug therapy for easing your withdrawals. Whatever you decide to do, be sure to stay committed to your plan.