Acupuncture therapy is an alternative form of medicine where extremely thin needles are inserted into different spots and pressure points on the body. It is being used by more rehab facilities and is considered a holistic approach because of it being a more natural remedy. While it was originally used to relieve pain, different rehab facilities are incorporating it into their treatment options because of the ability to help people in recovery achieve greater success in sobriety. Natural approaches are typically much better for our bodies than taking medicines. With medicines, there is the risk that we become dependent on them, when in reality, there is no actual need for them. Acupuncture therapy can be the natural solution for success in rehab treatments.
What is Acupuncture Therapy?
Acupuncture therapy is being used by hundreds of thousands of people all over the world to relieve pain, stress, and to help with certain conditions. In acupuncture therapy, thin needles are inserted into the pressure points of the body. It is believed that when inserted, our bodies release endorphins which not only make us happier but are our bodies natural painkillers. Electric impulses can also be sent through the needles in hopes of creating a stronger effect on the body. Different forms of acupuncture therapy include lasers and ultrasounds.
While they are different approaches than the traditional use of needles, they bring about the same effect but are just less invasive. Acupuncture therapy for inpatient rehab participants can help relieve the pain that comes along with drug and alcohol detoxing. This is a great alternative for someone struggling with addiction because oftentimes the medicines and treatments used are just as addictive than whatever they are trying to stop using.
How Acupuncture Therapy Works with Drug Treatment
Drug and alcohol addictions are some of the worst types of battles someone can fight. The detoxifying process can leave someone feeling the lowest they have and will probably ever feel. When someone is detoxing from drugs and alcohol, they experience pain, migraines, nausea, and can even progress to suicidal thoughts. With the help of different rehab treatments and acupuncture, the pain that comes with it can help someone achieve a fully sober life.
However, if you are hoping to only use acupuncture therapy as the only means of treatment, you might consider a different approach, so you do not relapse. Acupuncture therapy is not a treatment used by itself and is typically used in conjunction with several different inpatient rehab therapies.
Different treatments that are used with acupuncture therapy are:
- 12 Step Addiction Treatment
- SMART Recovery Program
- Dual Diagnosis Addiction Treatment
- Holistic Drug Rehab
While all four of these treatments provide different steps and approaches, you can incorporate acupuncture into all of these to help ease and strengthen the rehab process. The twelve-step addiction treatment process and the SMART program involves accepting, learning about one’s addiction problem, and having a spiritual awakening. While the whole rehab process is extremely stressful, acupuncture therapy used in conjunction can help:
- Relieve Stress
- Relieve Headaches and Migraines
- Chronic Pain
- Behavioral Problems
- Pain Related to Health Problems Caused by Addiction
The main focus of acupuncture treatment is to make you feel better and when being paired with different rehab treatments, it can make someone feel so much better.
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Acupuncture Therapy with Holistic Treatment
Holistic rehab treatments are the most popular choice among people who need help at Sunshine Behavioral Health. The holistic program is designed with traditional methods such as individual, group, and family therapy, but also gives patients an opportunity to discuss thoughts and feelings through holistic methods. Holistic treatment methods are about finding different activities to express oneself but also about overcoming substance abuse.
- Dance Therapy
- Movement Therapy
- Tai Chi
- Art Therapy
- Leisure/Recreational Skills
- Spiritual Growth/Development
- Cultural Awareness/ Appreciation
- Vocational Services
- Psychiatric Care
- Physical Health
Using these Holistic treatments not only help people achieve sobriety, but they also help people develop a unique, stronger self-identity, self-esteem, and self-confidence. At Sunshine Behavioral Health, they focus on the healing of the mind, body, and spirit from the problem’s addiction has caused but also teaching you treatments that you can continue at home after you leave rehab. Acupuncture therapy is included in the different treatments that can be done at home because it is an all-natural process of healing the body from different ailments. Acupuncture therapy is the best choice when it comes to pairing different treatment methods with holistic treatment because they both focus on body healing and promoting happiness.
Paying for Acupuncture Therapy
While the cost of acupuncture therapy will differ from practitioner to practitioner, it can range anywhere from fifty dollars to hundreds of dollars. This can put financial stress on someone especially if you are having to get several treatments done every month. If you are someone who is choosing to use Sunshine Behavioral Health when paying for holistic treatments your insurance could possibly cover not only that but acupuncture treatment to help with the pain that comes with addiction.
Your insurance could also possibly cover private acupuncture treatments which could potentially save you thousands every year. Checking your policy and even adding a new plan to your health insurance can save you a fraction of what it would cost to pay out of pocket every time you are in desperate need of acupuncture to help whatever you may be dealing with. It is important to talk with the insurance agency that one uses to find out if your acupuncture treatments can be paid for.
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