Overcoming Addiction

Auricular acupuncture is widely accepted as the treatment of choice with undeniable efficacy in the treatment of alcohol, tobacco and chemical abuse, even gambling.

The protocol for treating addictions is to use specific points on the outer ear to intercept the 'craving' messages to the brain. Body acupuncture may also be used to rectify underlying organ weakness.

The role of acupuncture in the treatment of addiction is to:
  • calm the anxiety associated with withdrawal
  • reduce the cravings enabling the addict to resist the urge to continue use
  • support the kidneys and liver or lung damaged by substance abuse.

A successful acupuncture program requires proper case management which includes patient preparation, patient commitment and education about what acupuncture will and will not do.