Addiction to anything is hard to overcome. It’s even more difficult when the addic- tion involves controlled substances and long term medications.
Healing For Your Bad Habits
Acupuncture is fast gaining popularity as being able to assist in addressing this condition successfully. The effectiveness is not limited to serious addictions like alcohol and hard drugs but can also be successfully used to address less serious conditions like nicotine dependency and over eating. Acupuncture is used to raise the levels of endorphins in the nervous system which is instrumental in creating the body natural pain killers. Using acupuncture to raise the levels of endorphins allows the body system to then address the addic- tions more successfully. Some of the treatments involve the insertion of the acupuncture needles into the outside of the ears. These needles are inserted into three to five different points for a period of about forty five minutes. This helps to simulate the calm and peaceful mind set. Three of the five needles are to strengthen the liver, kidney, and lungs which are the major organs that are directly connected of effected by the addiction. Some- times daily treatments are required initially after which the treatment schedules vary
from twice a week to three times a week. As the addiction condition becomes more controllable the acupuncture treat- ments are spaced further apart. Ideally these treatments should run the course for about three to four months to ensure complete eradication of the addiction. Surprisingly nicotine addiction is not considered to be a very severe addiction, thus requiring only a few acupuncture sessions of control. After the initial two or three sessions many claim to have a much lower craving level for the nicotine “fix”. After about five to six acupuncture sessions the addiction for nicotine is totally eradicated. Besides the marked reduction in the addiction other positive results have been noted, like better sense of well being, relaxed, and improved sleeping patterns.