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5 Alternative Addiction Treatment Therapies

These are 5 holistic therapies that can be used as an alternative option to support addiction recovery. Addiction is difficult an uncomfortable, so why not embrace some ancient practices ? These therapies can not only help with addiction treatment, but with improving one's overall health & wellness.

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Yoga

Yoga

Yoga provides techniques that help our clients deal with the uncomfortable physical sensations that arise during the detox process. This practice encourages mindfulness and promotes physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.

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Massage

Massage

Massage is healing and restorative, targeting sore muscles, aches, and pains throughout the body. Through physical touch, massage therapists can assist their clients by easing the muscle aches and cramps that can accompany withdrawal.

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Sound Therapy

Sound Therapy

Sound Therapy is the ancient practice of using vibrational frequencies to affect the human body and cause healing.

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Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is a form of alternative therapy that focuses on mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, largely those concerning the spine. Adjustments can help relieve pain from an injury or from effects brought on by withdrawal. Chiropractic care in addiction treatment can provide stress relief, as well as alleviate of physical pain during detox.

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture

An ancient eastern practice that uses long, thin needles to target pressure points, acupuncture has strong ties to healing and wellness. Acupuncture can be used to ease the discomfort that comes with withdrawal, calming side effects like nausea, muscle aches and cramps, anxiety and irritation, and insomnia.