Acupuncture in Recovery
Recovering from an addiction can be aided through many different techniques, one of which being acupuncture. Acupuncture is a 2,000 year old Chinese tradition that is still used today all over the world. It is a stimulation of specific points on the body through penetration of thin needles. The insertion of these needles helps with the flow of Qi (pronounced chi) throughout the body which can help treat and alleviate pain from conditions like addiction.
Similarly to meditating in recovery, acupuncture helps the body relax and relieves agitation and anxiety, which allows inner peace to flow through the body. Acupuncture in recovery targets specific parts of the body that have been affected the most. It helps detox your body by eliminating toxins through the urinary tract. It has also been shown to reduce cravings to addictive substances and help regulate sleep schedules. Detoxing the body and increasing relaxation can significantly help throughout addiction recovery.