Having worked for over 25 years
specializing in all addictions, I have gained great appreciation and respect for anyone taking steps to free themselves of
the chains from various addictions holding them down. Working in the addiction field and with mental health for provincial
programs has given me great knowledge of the multifaceted aspects of addiction.
I have the ability to work one on one with anyone that requires a sober coach, or treatments
from my clinic. I will offer support along with highly successful acupuncture treatments that are proven to be very
helpful in relieveing the symptoms of addiction i.e. withdrawal and cravings thus preventing and halting relapse. Please
don't hesitate to call, text or email if you have any questions or need clarification on this service.
Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal
New research concludes that ear acupuncture helps reduce anxiety and other symptoms caused by
drug and alcohol withdrawal. The new study published in the Journal
of Psychiatric And Mental Health Nursingnotes that the patients experienced increased relaxation and well-being. Anxiety reduction and reduced drug
and alcohol consumption were directly related to the use of the ear acupuncture therapy.
AcupunctureEar acupuncture, also known as auricular acupuncture, is the placement of needles
on the tissue of the outer ear. The acupuncture protocols used in the study followed those created by NADA (National Acupuncture
Detoxification Association). The study noted that no negative side-effects were reported and the study notes that the ear
acupuncture had an overall positive physical impact on the patients. Given the success of acupuncture therapy for the treatment
of drug and alcohol addiction in this study, the investigators suggest continued research into the use of the NADA acupuncture
techniques for addiction withdrawal.
Another recent study
finds acupuncture effective for the treatment of withdrawal symptoms and anxiety associated with heroin addiction. In this
controlled study, the use of two acupuncture points located on the arm, HT7 and P6, were investigated. The research concluded
that both acupuncture points were successful in the treatment of heroin withdrawal symptoms.
The use of acupuncture point HT7 is widely used for the treatment of
anxiety. Also known as Shenmen, Spirit’s Gate, HT7 is valued by licensed acupuncturists for its ability to induce sustained
relaxation and benefiting sleep. Another recent study found HT7 had a “markedly reduced reinstatement of cocaine-seeking”
in lab rats. The inhibition rate exceeded 85%. In yet another study of human subjects conducted at Yale University it was
discovered that acupuncture is significantly effective in the treatment of cocaine addiction. The subjects were much less
likely to return to cocaine use if they had received acupuncture treatments.