Acupuncture is a type of traditional Chinese medicine, which follows the belief that certain points on the body are associated with different organs or systems. The natural healing mechanisms of the body are activated when an acupuncturist stimulates various points on the body with small needles. Acupuncture has been used as an effective treatment method for numerous ailments for over 3,000 years, and acupuncture is respected by many of today\u2019s doctors and clinicians as a low- or no-risk therapy for both physical and mental concerns. We offer an acupuncture therapy program for those looking to complete their recovery.\r\nHow Does Acupuncture Work?\r\nAcupuncture induces a deep state of relaxation just like that experienced after a massage. Both techniques are noted for increasing blood flow around the body, which may be responsible for releasing endorphins, or the brain\u2019s \u201cfeel-good\u201d chemicals. The relaxing, calming and meditative effects may also be attributed to increased body awareness.\r\n\r\nAdding an acupuncture therapy program to your arsenal of management and recovery tools can help you experience improved health. An acupuncturist will discuss your physical, mental and behavioral concerns with you in order to determine which areas of the body to focus on. For example, certain parts of the ear are commonly stimulated in individuals recovering from addiction.\r\nWho Can Benefit From A Acupuncture Therapy Program?\r\nVirtually anyone can benefit from acupuncture as a \u201ctune-up\u201d or management practice for good health. That said, the most common concerns that acupuncturists assist individuals with at Promises Behavioral Health include:\r\n\r\n \tInpatient Depression Treatment Center\r\n \tWithdrawal symptoms such as nausea, headache or muscle pain\r\n \tSchizophrenia\r\n \tInsomnia\r\n \tInpatient Anxiety Disorder Treatment\r\n \tSubstance use disorders\r\n\r\nMany people report immediate relief after just one acupuncture session, but it is recommended that you receive additional acupuncture treatments for best results.\r\n\r\nFor individuals who are nervous around needles, the same effects can be produced by stimulating areas with pressure. However, needles are more precise, and the consensus is that they do not hurt. If you have questions about acupuncture for addiction and whether it can benefit you, give us a call.