Acupuncture has been used successfully to help addicts overcome their addictions. The treatment is usually five needles in the the outer part of each ear, left in place for 30 to 45 minutes. The result is a substantial rise in endorphin’s, the body’s natural pain killers. The effect is a marked reduction of cravings for drugs of all kinds, especially when treatments are repeated over a course of time.
Treatment to Manage Drug Addiction
Treatments are not always available everywhere. If they are not, they can be administered individually in various acupuncture clinics. It is best to call to see if the acupuncturist does this kind of work.
Treatments are given on a daily basis until the addict is clean. They then receive treatments a couple of times per week for a while to make sure they stay that clean.
The same is suggested for alcoholics and for users of hard drugs. Also seek counseling and join a twelve-step program either NA or AA. This ensures that while the acupuncture is reducing the physical craving, the addict is also receiving psychological and emotional support whether its Drug Addiction, Alcohol or Cigarettes.