Can Acupuncture Help You to Stay Sober

Can Acupuncture Help You to Stay Sober

Some rehabs in the United States believe in using acupuncture to keep clients sober.  A Chinese Practitioner named Margot Gersh believes that acupuncture is effective in treating addiction. He works for Promises rehab in Malibu.  He is not the only one.  Millions of Americans are using acupuncture to treat all kinds of ailments to include: sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, anger, obesity and much more.  People have mixed reactions. Some people say that it works and others have little to no effect on their body.

Acupuncture is said to balance a person.  Chinese medical practitioners believe that your body is out of balance if you are hurting in some way.   They use acupuncture as a way to calm the body and bring it together as one.  What do you believe?

The kind of acupuncture to treat addiction is often referred to as auricular.  The needles are put around the person’s ear. This type of acupuncture is supposed to help the liver, kidneys and lungs.

Not everyone is a fan of acupuncture.  A psychiatrist by the name of Dr. Stephen Barrett in North Carolina says that sticking a needle into yourself does not mean that it will help you manage your life.  Is he right or wrong?

Let us look at a research that was done by Yale University in the year 2000.  The study says that 55% of cocaine addicts that had acupuncture done on them with psychotherapy, group therapy and a 12 step program experienced success.  Those that were successful tested clear at the end of their last week of rehab.  23.5% of the group did not do well.

In an article published by the website fix.com, a man named Jim used acupuncture.  He is a 51 year old man.  He was is an ex-con that had lots of feelings for anger and had little other emotions.   He almost felt numb as a person.  He claimed that the more he did acupuncture, he was able to get deep into his emotions. He claimed that this helped him to improve his life.  You can say that acupuncture helped a man like Jim.

In the same article, a woman by the name of Morgon had a crack addiction.  She went to rehab and was able to remain sober even though she had severe back pain.  Before she started acupuncture, she felt like hell every morning.  After receiving acupuncture, she claims that it took her back problems away completely.  That is a huge credit to acupuncture from this 28 year old woman.

Most acupuncturists agree that you must perform the procedure correctly or else the acupuncture may not be as effective.  The auricular method seems to work best for addicts.  If you want to learn more about acupuncture, please visit the website https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acupuncture

 

 

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