Acupuncture is a 3000-year-old treatment protocol that originated in China. According to this system of medicine, the correct flow of energy throughout the body is what maintains an individual’s health. When there is a disruption in this energy flow, illnesses occur. Acupuncture and addiction therapy services can correct many problems that coexist with substance abuse, such as depression, fatigue, pain, or anxiety.
What Is Acupuncture Therapy?
Acupuncture is an ancient treatment where the practitioner inserts thin needles at particular points on the body at different depths. The Chinese traditionally used acupuncture to cure a range of conditions. According to Chinese medicine, the life energy, called Qi, maintains human health. This energy flows throughout the body in invisible channels or meridians.
Two opposing forces of yin and yang balance Qi. If the flow of energy gets blocked, many problems, including pain, depression, or illnesses, can occur. Yin energy is cooling and comes from the earth, while Yang energy is from the Sun.
Furthermore, traditional Chinese medicine believes there are 350 acupuncture points all across the human body that provide access to the Qi meridians. The objective of acupuncture therapy is to remove the blocks that prevent the flow of energy. By manipulating these energy flows, an acupuncturist corrects imbalances which leads to overall improved health.
How Can Acupuncture Therapy Help?
Acupuncture therapy is highly effective in treating substance abuse and related conditions. Acupuncture brings about self-healing by improving the functions of the body. In addition to needles, an acupuncturist may also use heat, pressure, or electrical stimulation to enhance effects. Some professionals may also use manual massage, cupping, and herbal medicines alongside acupuncture to promote healing.
Acupuncture can also treat other health conditions, such as:
- Repetitive strain, like carpal tunnel or tennis elbows
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Back pain
- Stroke rehabilitation
An experienced acupuncturist can locate the Qi channels and deliver pain-free treatment. Most people don’t feel any pain, although some report a mild electrical sensation where the needle pierces the skin. Typically, acupuncture therapy treatment takes about twenty minutes. However, a session can last up to an hour depending on the individual’s health and needs. Most people feel refreshed, relaxed, and have reduced pain after acupuncture therapy.
Acupuncture Therapy at Crestview Recovery
At Crestview Recovery, we have specialists in acupuncture who deliver personalized treatment based on your specific needs. Additionally, we begin every treatment with a thorough assessment where our acupuncturist evaluates all physical and mental health issues. Then, we prescribe the ideal acupuncture treatment program that suits your health needs.
The number and frequency of treatment sessions required can differ between individuals. However, some people feel dramatic relief after the first treatment. Furthermore, for chronic or long-term conditions, our acupuncturist recommends multiple treatment sessions every week for a period of several months.
At Crestview Recovery, we take nothing for granted. We pay close attention to every minor or major health issue that coexists with substance abuse. Whether it is depression, childhood trauma, poor self-esteem, or other physical health conditions, we have the right treatment program for you. This holistic approach to healing is what makes us the most preferred rehab center in Portland, Oregon.
All of our clients also experience the best of natural surroundings with plenty of natural air and sunlight. Giving a home-away-from-home feeling, our rehab center is where you can completely relax, unwind, and heal.
Yoga therapy is another important part of our treatment plans. Yoga is also a well-recognized system of connecting the body, mind, and soul through the practice of certain poses.
Our other well-designed substance abuse treatment programs include:
- Residential and inpatient treatment
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
- Outpatient drug rehab
- Rehab aftercare
- Trauma therapy
- Exercise therapy program
You can regain your health and happiness in no time with our acupuncture therapy program. When you’re ready to begin treatment, contact Crestview Recovery at 866.262.0531 for top quality rehab treatment.
Since 2016, Dr. Merle Williamson, a graduate of Oregon Health Sciences University, has been the Medical Director at Crestview Recovery, bringing a rich background in addiction medicine from his time at Hazelden Treatment Center. He oversees outpatient drug and alcohol treatments, providing medical care, setting policies, detox protocols, and quality assurance measures. Before specializing in addiction medicine, he spent 25 years in anesthesiology, serving as Chair of Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Chief of Anesthesia at Kaiser Permanente. This experience gives him a unique perspective on treating prescription drug addiction.