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Using Acupuncture to Aid in Recovery from a Methamphetamine Addiction Butte MT

Acupuncture, which dates back to ancient Chinese medical practice, can play an important role in this lifestyle change for recovering meth addicts. This technique involves the insertion of fine stainless steel needles into muscle tissue along well known “energy channels” in the body called “meridians.”

Butte/Silver Bow
(406) 497-5070
25 West Front Street
Butte, MT
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Alternative Youth Care
(406) 857-2506
4880 U.S. Highway 93 South
Kalispell, MT
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
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Eastern Montana CMHC
(406) 228-9349
1009 6th Avenue North
Glasgow, MT
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Pathways Treatment Center
(406) 756-3950
200 Heritage Way
Kalispell, MT
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Wilderness Treatment Center
(406) 854-2832
200 Hubbart Dam Road
Marion, MT
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Montana Chemical Dependency Center
(406) 496-5400
2500 Continental Drive
Butte, MT
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Abuse and Dependency Services
(406) 346-7654
1093 Main Street
Forsyth, MT
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South Central Montana Regional MH Ctr
(406) 254-1314x102
201 North 25th Street
Billings, MT
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(406) 255-7721
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Outpatient
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(406) 443-2343
111 North Lastchance Gulch
Helena, MT
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(406) 248-3175x426
2125 8th Avenue North
Billings, MT
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Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
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Using Acupuncture to Aid in Recovery from a Methamphetamine Addiction

Methamphetamine is a synthetic drug unlike the other psychoactive stimulants that are usually used for spiritual quests and also it is not a plant-derived one. This artificial, dopamine releaser also has a unique hit over its natural counterpart, cocaine. Meth has wide ranging effects on the body and is rapidly detrimental and The American Medical Association has deemed meth addiction to be a chronic disease. Because meth effects are so tenacious, recovering from this addiction is a life-long process that involves conscious changes in lifestyle to prevent relapse.

Acupuncture, which dates back to ancient Chinese medical practice, can play an important role in this lifestyle change for recovering meth addicts. This technique involves the insertion of fine stainless steel needles into muscle tissue along well known “energy channels” in the body called “meridians.” According to Mark Goldby, a licensed acupuncturist with a long-standing practice in Portland, “The ideal state of health is when the Qi (pronounced “chee”) or vital energy is flowing freely through these channels without any blockages so that the body maintains a state of balance.

Acupuncture facilitates freeing up the flow of Qi. The blockage of Qi can be associated with every form of illness there is.”The traditional acupuncture approach to drug addiction is a method called auricular acupuncture, developed by French doctor Paul Nogier in 1955. It capitalizes on the Chinese medicinal conceptualization of the ear be...

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