Acupuncture at Circle of Trust Healing Center
In Chinese Medicine, acupuncture has been a documented practice for over 2,000 years and is well established in the successful treatment of addictions, cravings, chronic pain, and the health consequences of addictive behavior and trauma. Acupuncture is well-documented as an integrative component of any substance abuse and trauma recovery treatment program.
Scientific research has proven that Auricular or 5-Point (5NP) ear acupuncture therapy stimulates the release of feel-good endorphins (natural pain relievers). Acupuncture use includes assistance with the detoxification of substance abuse as well as nicotine and other cravings, pain relief, and as an aid in severe stress reduction. In Chinese Medicine, the ear is considered a micro system within the macro system of the body. As a micro system, the treating of points on the ear serves to treat conditions in other parts of the body. So in many cases, clients who are being treated for addiction, PTSD, pain, or cravings find healing through acupuncture of other problems and conditions in their body.
At the Circle of Trust Healing Center, those recovering from alcohol and drug abuse may have treatments as often as daily whereas those recovering from trauma or nicotine addiction may need treatments less frequently. Auricular acupuncture treatments generally have a deeply calming effect on the body and mind. Feelings of peace and well-being are often experienced. The liver, kidneys, and lungs are strengthened with three of the five acupuncture points used. Since these are the major organs of elimination, in many people they have grown weak as they have had the burden of eliminating excessive toxins from the body on a daily basis. Acupuncture therapy during detoxification will strengthen the liver, kidneys, and lungs and begin to revitalize these important organs, as well as aid in the reduction and eventual cessation of addictive cravings, from sugar to alcohol and drugs.