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Acupuncture Addiction Treatment in Denver

Acupuncture Addiction Treatment in Denver

Acupuncture Works for Drug Addiction Recovery!

History of Acupuncture for Drug Addiction Recovery

Chinese Medicine has been around for a very long time, yet it was not until the 1970’s that it began to be explored for it’s use in drug addiction recovery.

It was Dr. Wen, a neurosurgeon in Hong Kong, who accidentaly discovered that applying electrical stimulation to the lung point in the ear relieved opiate withdrawal symptoms. Read on…

Understanding Addiction

Addiction comes in many forms: drug dependence of varying species, alcoholism, eating disorders, gambling, shopping, smoking, and sex. And yet, they all effect our brains in basically the same way…and thus may be treated with acupuncture in much the same way. Learn more…

Treatment Facilities and the Use of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is gaining respect as it is being integrated into many drug detox treatment facilities and programs. How can it help? Well, it can help reduce the signs and symptoms of the withdrawal process.

Ear acupuncture can be very sedating, helping to calm the spirit, and decreasing anxiety and restlessness. Indirectly, it stimulates the same neurotransmitters involved in addiction, and thus can be very effective as part of a treatment program. There’s more…

Learn About NADA: The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association

The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association is a nonprofit association that conducts training and provides public education about the use of acupuncture as an adjunctive treatment for addictions and mental disorders.

The NADA program utilizes auricular acupuncture as part of a 5 point protocol to treat addiction. Read on…

Do you know someone struggling with addiction?  Share this article on acupuncture addiction treatment in Denver and get them on the healing path. I am also available for free consultations to discuss your needs.

Joanne Douglass, L.Ac, MSOM in 2 Convenient Denver Locations:

Denver Tech Center:  5191 S Yosemite Suite B

Greenwood Village CO 80111

Highlands Northwest Denver:  4928 W 29th Ave

Denver CO 80212


Pure Acupuncture Therapy is a Denver Tech Center & Highlands Acupuncture Clinic servicing Greenwood Village, Highlands, Wheatridge, Northwest Denver, Centennial, Parker, Cherry Hills and South Metro Denver.

Call Joanne, a professional Licensed Acupuncturist, today for a complementary consultation!

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