Addictions are diseases, which come in many forms: money, power & status, sex, obsessions, and drugs. Often the result of a traumatic experience, addictions have devastating consequences to all involved, especially loved ones. Studies show that a major obstacle to treatment is that the addictive process hijacks the brain’s decision making center. Bluntly put, the addict is being controlled by the addictive process.
There are great resources out there for addicts. With group therapies like a 12-step program, use of acupuncture can be a major component in healing the disease of addiction. It plays a central role in many integrated healing programs for the addict to stay clean and develop a lasting sobriety.
Repeated use of an addictive substance or behavior will shut off the body’s own endorphins and dopamine production, leading to a constant urge to use a substance or repeat a behavior. Over time the person will lose will power and mind control over the addiction. The consequences of this addictive behavior do not just devastate the person’s health or cause the loss of a job – but also destroys relationships and families.
ACUPUNCTURE has been known to turn on the endorphins and balance the neurotransmitters, such as dopamine and serotonin, the person will feel less anxious, sleep better and feel more calm and balanced as he or she moves through their usual daily activities and lifestyles.
N.A.D.A. (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association)
was developed by Dr. Michael O. Smith at the Lincoln Hospital in NYC for the treatment of addictions and chemical dependency. N.A.D.A. is being used in over 1000 addiction treatment centers in North America.
N.A.D.A. can successfully be used to treat many addictions such as:
N.A.D.A. is auricular acupuncture and will help relieve symptoms of withdrawal, decrease or eliminate cravings, relieve body aches, headaches, nausea, sweating, muscle cramps, anxiety and depression, and promote better sleep.
Many patients experience great benefits and lasting results from this treatment.
One series of 15 treatments, 3 to 5 times weekly, for best results.
Duration of treatment is 45 minutes.
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