Using Acupuncture to Aid in Recovery from a Methamphetamine Addiction Lincoln RI

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.”

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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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