As part of our holistic approach, we offer alternative treatments that aid both the body and mind.
Acupuncture has many benefits including chronic pain relief and stress relief. Auricular (ear) acupuncture has been used to treat acute drug withdrawal symptoms in China since the 1970s. Acupuncture is thought to help not only with withdrawal symptoms but also with the depressive symptoms that often accompany withdrawal.
Massage treats both the mind and body, delivering an increased awareness of physical and emotional well-being by relaxing muscles and tissues.
Meditation and mindfulness involve observing and accepting thoughts. Opioid use disorder has a tendency to make the brain operate on auto-pilot rather than being present. Practicing meditation and mindfulness can help reduce cravings by being present in the moment and avoiding preoccupation with unwanted thoughts.
Attention to proper nutrition can be an asset to patients struggling with opiate use disorder. Nutrition assessment and education provides clients with tools to support long-term success through making sure the body has the proper building blocks to be healthy.
Cryotherapy significantly lowers the skin temperature in short, 2-3 minute sessions. The shock of cold triggers the body’s emergency recovery response, leading to increased blood flow and pain relief.