Today, addiction and mental health treatment increasingly rely on alternative forms of healing. Acupuncture therapy is a popular modality for both reducing addiction triggers and improving mental health. Because acupuncture treats both mental health and addiction, it is ideal for dual diagnosis treatment. At NuLife Behavioral Health, we combine acupuncture therapy with other evidence-based and alternative therapies for comprehensive addiction and mental health treatment.
If you or someone you love would benefit from acupuncture therapy, the team at NuLife Behavioral Health can help. Our Massachusetts clinic provides flexible dual diagnosis treatment for mental health and addiction. Call us now at 888.568.2057 to learn more about the benefits of our mental health treatment programs.
What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine that works to detox the body, improve energy, and balance meridian systems. In Chinese medicine, the body is divided into a series of lines that travel from head to toe. These meridians have energy points that correlate to the organs of the body. By focusing on balancing meridians, acupuncturists can treat underlying causes of symptoms for long-term healing.
Doctors of acupuncture attend a form of medical school that prepares them to diagnose and treat physical, mental, and emotional health. By analyzing a person’s tongue, pulses, and symptoms, an acupuncturist can determine the best acupuncture points to bring a person into balance. Unlike western medicine, acupuncture aims to create balance through the use of needles, cupping, and moxa.
Acupuncture needles are very fine needs that puncture the skin. They are generally painless and rarely bleed. Acupuncturists also use ear seeds, a small bead on a bandage to extend treatment on ears. Moxibustion and cupping are also tools that acupuncturists use to increase blood flow and detox the body. During a session, the acupuncturist will assess a client’s health and place needs on specific points and meridians to reduce addiction triggers, improve mental health, and decrease stress. During a session, the client often feels calm and can even fall asleep. Sessions can last between 30 and 90 minutes for many clients.
Benefits of Acupuncture for Mental Health and Addiction Treatment
Acupuncture has been used for millennia to treat ailments in the east and is increasingly popular in the United States. Regular acupuncture can help increase stress tolerance and promote overall well-being. Benefits of acupuncture include:
- Medication-free treatment
- Pairs well with other therapies
- Adaptable and individualized
- Increased mindfulness
- Improved overall health
- Improve sleep
- Improved sleep
These are only a few benefits of acupuncture. Everyone will respond differently to treatment and recovery at their own pace. During each session, the acupuncturist may adjust treatment based on how a client is doing in the moment. At NuLife Behavioral Health, our dual diagnosis treatment helps clients recover with acupuncture therapy. Whether you’re ready to try acupuncture for mental health or to reduce addiction triggers, our acupuncturists can help you thrive.
Begin Acupuncture Therapy Today in Massachusetts for Better Health
Acupuncture has endless benefits for anyone, especially those looking for safe, effective ways to treat addiction and mental health. If you or someone in your life is ready to see the difference acupuncture therapy can make, NuLife Behavioral Health can help. Our Massachusetts outpatient clinic meets clients where they are for compassionate, individualized treatment for mental health and addiction. Our programs provide intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization alongside referrals for residential and aftercare programs with our trusted partner clinics.
No matter where you are in your recovery NuLife Behavioral Health is here. Learn how acupuncture therapy for dual diagnosis can help you thrive at our clinic. If you’re ready to learn more, call us now at 888.568.2057 to get started today.