• The role of Acupuncture in addiction treatment

    October 15, 2018 | Blog
  • Each day more and more research is produced providing clear correlational results to the use of acupuncture to stop addiction dead in it’s tracks. Did you know you can stop smoking by having acupuncture? More people in the United States are addicted to nicotine than to any other drug. If you really want to stop smoking but don’t know how, then here at the Vitality Wellness Clinic we want to help you quit. Research suggests that nicotine may be as addictive as heroin, cocaine, or alcohol. Addiction is a brain disorder characterized by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli despite adverse consequences. Quitting smoking can be hard. Since acupuncture works with your brain, this may help you achieve your goal to successful smoking cessation.

    Nicotine is only one of many substances people become addicted to, and behavioral therapy combined with acupuncture can permanently change the neuro-pathways in our brains and create a different reward system for our bodies. By changing our reward system and behavior, we no longer have the impulses or long lasting habits created by a short-term substance addiction.

    People become addicted for many reasons including stress, trauma and anxiety. Acupuncture combined with a total detoxification process create reductions in cravings, anxiety, sleep disturbance and need for pharmaceuticals often created by habit switching to solve a short term issue.

    If you are interested in learning more about how acupuncture can help with substance abuse or addiction, please give us a call or stop by!