The Camp Recovery Center, located in the Santa Cruz Mountains, added acupuncture to its treatment regimen. Several alternative therapies have been added to the traditional substance abuse treatment, in hopes to provide a holistic approach to treatment that meets a wide variety of client needs and preferences.
According to PRWeb, The Camp encourages clients to use natural remedies for the aches and pains that can accompany the early stages of recovery. They add acupuncture to the list of other alternative therapies, including yoga, biofeedback therapy, herbal remedies, and amino acid therapy.
The ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture ha been recognized as a treatment for chronic pain in the Western World for several decades. Acupuncture has a soothing and relaxing effect, and it can be especially helpful to someone undergoing a major life change, such as drug detox and recovery. Acupuncture aids recovery by stimulating production of brain chemicals like endorphins and dopamine, which are depleted by drug use. It also works to reduce cravings, headaches, body aches, drug dreams, sweat, and other physical discomfort. Acupuncture also Improves sleep and enhances the ability to focus and relax, thus alleviating depression, anxiety, and stress.
Dr. Amy Solomon, who is the medical director at The Camp said, “We are moving away from the concept of taking a drug to change the way you feel, whether it is an illegal, prescription, or over-the-counter drug. Our clients are really receptive to these safe, natural, and non-habit-forming alternatives.” The response to the acupuncture therapy has been overwhelmingly positive.
The staff at The Camp recognizes that a treatment program that may work for one individual may not work for another. Some clients respond to traditional treatment, while others gravitate towards alternative therapies. The Camp provides a full range of traditional and alternative therapies, and they encourage their clients to find the therapy that works for them. A team of addiction specialists work with each client to create an individualized treatment.
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