Acupuncture

Acupuncture Therapy San Diego at Pacific Bay Recovery

If you struggle with addiction, you know that recovery is a process. You need to have multiple tools in your toolbox to recover from substance abuse and live a fulfilled, healthy life. Many people find success by adding acupuncture to their toolbox. This holistic method helps you heal from the inside out, giving you the strength you need to fight back against addiction and withdrawal pain.

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What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient practice that is used in traditional Chinese medicine and has made its way to the Western world. The holistic treatment is based on the idea that the body has acupuncture points that are connected by meridians. The meridians are pathways that allow energy to flow throughout the body. By placing thin needles in the appropriate acupuncture points, practitioners balance the energy in the body, leading to healing.

 

Western practitioners look at acupuncture a bit differently. Instead of balancing energy, these practitioners use thin needles to stimulate connective tissue, muscles, and nerves. This triggers a sense of well-being and promotes healing.

 

The idea of a practitioner placing tiny needles into your body might seem frightening, but it’s actually a calming experience. It doesn’t hurt, and most people enjoy a sense of well-being during the process. At most, you might feel a calming heaviness during the treatment. Many people even fall asleep because it’s so relaxing. Even if you’re afraid of needles, you will likely find this treatment to be calming and relaxing.

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How Does Acupuncture Help with Substance Rehabilitation?

Acupuncture is quickly becoming one of the most popular treatment options for substance abuse recovery due to its success rates. One reason it’s so successful is it stimulates the release of endorphins. Endorphins are your body’s natural painkillers, and this is beneficial for two reasons.

 

First, some people start abusing drugs and alcohol due to chronic pain. It’s very difficult for them to overcome their addictions without finding a way to manage their pain. Increasing the levels of endorphins makes it much easier for them to get their pain under control. Once that happens, they are in the right mindset to take on their addiction.

 

Second, endorphins improve people’s sense of well-being. The endorphin boost makes people feel less stressed and anxious, which means it’s much easier to live without substances. This can help people who are going through withdrawal, as well as those who want to maintain their sobriety. In fact, many people continue undergoing acupuncture once they have left the treatment facility. This, combined with other methods, helps people stay on track.

 

Acupuncture therapy in San Diego, California by Pacific Bay Recovery can also help manage the physical symptoms related to drug and alcohol withdrawal. For example, many people experience nausea when withdrawing from substances. It has proven an effective treatment for those who experience nausea due to chemotherapy and pregnancy, and now, it’s being used to manage nausea during withdrawal.

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Receive Acupuncture in a Controlled Environment at Pacific Bay Recovery

If you are addicted to drugs and alcohol and want to include acupuncture as part of your treatment plan, Pacific Bay Recovery of San Diego, CA can help. We offer treatment in a safe and controlled environment, and our experienced staff will create a plan that will alleviate your symptoms. Because each plan is customized, your plan will address the specific physical and emotional issues you’re struggling with as you move forward in your recovery.

 

Whether you are new to recovery or have some time behind you and are planning for the future, acupuncture is an important tool to keep you on track, so you can reach your goals. Contact Pacific Bay Recovery to learn more about acupuncture and how it can help you navigate the recovery process.