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Acupuncture is a powerful tool for recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. By targeting underlying imbalances in the body and easing physical symptoms of withdrawal, acupuncture can help reduce cravings and psychological distress experienced during the recovery process. Regular treatments can help restore balance, reduce stress levels, and give individuals the tools to maintain sobriety. At Honu House Hawaii, acupuncture is part of an integrative health approach to address both physical and emotional dependencies associated with addiction.
Acupuncture is an ancient form of traditional Chinese medicine that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body to alleviate pain or treat various medical conditions. It is believed to stimulate the body’s natural healing response and promote the flow of energy (qi) throughout the body.
Many people are worried about whether acupuncture hurts, but in general, the needles used in acupuncture are very thin and cause little to no pain. Patients may feel a mild tingling sensation or pressure at the site of insertion, but this is normal and should not be uncomfortable.
Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, such as chronic pain, headaches, anxiety, depression, digestive issues, infertility, and more. While it is often used as a complementary therapy alongside conventional medicine, acupuncture can be a standalone treatment option for some people.
Acupuncture is generally considered safe when performed by a licensed and trained practitioner. While the risk of side effects is low, potential risks include bruising, bleeding, or infection at the site of insertion. It’s important to choose an experienced practitioner to ensure the safest and most effective treatment.
In Chinese medicine, the body’s energy is called qi, and disruptions in qi flow can lead to illness. Acupuncture is a form of treatment that aims to rebalance qi by targeting specific acupoints on the body’s 14 major energy channels. Through the use of needles, acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural systems to react to illness or symptoms, rebalance the body, and release natural chemicals like endorphins and neurotransmitters.
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