We are living in trying times and many of us are struggling with our reliance on alcohol, cigarettes, and/or prescription* or non-prescription drugs to give us much needed relaxation. While this may help for a short time, we know deep down in our hearts that reliance on these substances is making our stress much worse. We need natural options to help us not only with our addictive tendencies but also to relieve our stress.
Acupuncture is valuable in the treatment of Addictions & Dependence
Acupuncture is a very effective modality when it comes to relieving anxiety, irritability and insomnia associated with withdrawal. It also helps us with cravings and allows us to more peacefully respond to the stresses of everyday living.
During the withdrawal process our brain is working very hard to restore its ability to produce calming and feel-good neurotransmitters such as GABA, serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins, which, depending on the substance we depended on, are basically shut off. Acupuncture helps us retrain the brain to again produce these neurotransmitters whilst down regulating cortisol and (nor)epinephrine so that we can relax and be at ease again.
Withdrawal symptoms can be prolonged and very difficult depending on how much and for how long we have been over using substances. Let us help you along the way.
Do you wish to redefine your relationship with alcohol, drugs, or cigarettes?
We are very happy if you said yes, for addiction can be a waste of life where you may spend far too much of your energy, time, and focus on getting the next (insert your favourite substance name here), instead of fully participating in life.
At Hoku, we also provide you with tips and techniques to help you on your way to becoming substance free. Guided meditation, breathing practices, and helpful advice are given in addition to your treatment. We lend a listening ear to provide you with some of the support you need while going through this difficult process.
You will be so relieved once you take the first step. Book today!
“and so she moves forward,
with a little more wisdom,
a heart that is more open
to love, and a mind
that welcomes deep healing”
*Do not stop a prescribed medication without the advice of your physician. Suddenly stopping alcohol and many drugs can be dangerous and in some cases, fatal. Get help from your doctor if you have been drinking large amounts everyday or have been taking a drug or medication on a daily basis for quite some time.