Recovering from addiction takes time, focus and commitment - but it can be accomplished. The following topics cover the holistic treatment approaches that can help you overcome an addiction or a behavioural disorder. Holistic.org provides fast, easy access to the tools and support that you need to make a full recovery.
A longstanding form of Chinese medicine, acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles in strategic points just beneath the skin to produce energy flow for improved mood, pain relief and relaxation.
Fostering a therapeutic bond between humans and animals, animal therapy is a form of holistic treatment that improves social interaction and emotional stability.
Using essential oils that create unique aromas, aromatherapy is a unique holistic treatment approach that can induce relaxation, psychological wellbeing and cognitive improvement.
A holistic technique that involves the use of electrical sensors to help the patient understand the body’s functions to create awareness of physiological functions to reduce chronic pain or other conditions.
Inducing a state of consciousness that allows the individual to respond to suggestions or direction and can be used to recover suppressed memories, modify behaviors or produce a desired outcome.
The use of mental images that can help to induce a desired mood or outcome. In holistic treatment, imagery can ease anxiety, produce relaxation and reduce cravings.
The use of healthy foods and drinks to induce detoxification, improve health and awaken the senses. Nutrition plays a key role in holistic recovery.
Creative expression through art is a holistic treatment practice that helps patients to interpret and understand their feelings and emotions.
The use of herbal medicines to induce pain relief, relaxation, craving reduction, improved mood or another desired effect either psychologically or physically.
An alternative therapy technique that involves using the exact substances that can cause disease in a healthy person to cure a sick individual.
Healing the mind, body and spirit of the individual, massage therapy can improve addiction recovery through increased circulatory function, improved pain reduction and overall stress reduction.
A practice that involves training the mind to induce a mode of comfort in ones consciousness, meditation techniques can be used to alleviate stress, reduce cravings and eliminate certain symptoms of withdrawal.
A complimentary addiction therapy method, various uses of music, including listening to music as well as playing a musical instrument can improve feelings while offering a safe vertical for self-expression and awareness.
A Chinese practice of moving slowly through various exercises to stimulate life and energy into the body, Qigong is often referred to as “moving meditation,” and is believed to have many healing effects in addiction recovery.
Utilizing posture and controlled breathing, Yoga practices help to reduce stress while improving mental clarity and patience. In addiction recovery, Yoga can help to control cravings while reducing symptoms of insomnia and irritability.
Exercise promotes healthy function of the body, helps to eliminate toxins and can improve mental focus while promiting healthy sleep patterns and reducing side effects of addiction such as depression or anxiety.
Prayer and spiritual practices can provide an inner path of healing for those in recovery from addiction allowing religious growth and overall healing from the deeply rooted repercussions of addiction.
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