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Addiction

Acupuncture's Role in Solving the Opioid Epidemic
A recent 2017 White Paper investigated acupuncture as part of a solution to the current opioid epidemic in the US. The paper is called "Acupuncture's ...

The US Opioid Addiction Epidemic and How Acupuncture Can Help
The US loses approximately one hundred lives a day as a consequence of the current opioid epidemic--addiction and abuse of prescription painkillers like Oxycontin and ...

FDA Recommends Acupuncture for Pain Management
The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) declared acupuncture as one of the nonpharmacologic therapies recommended for the treatment of pain. This information comes out of their ...

Study using Acupuncture for Opioid Withdrawal Yields Promising Results
Physical pain associated with opioid withdrawal can greatly interfere with the willpower needed to overcome addiction. The lessening of pain therefore is an important factor ...

Acupuncture Alleviates Opiate Addiction Withdrawal Symptoms
In a study entitled, "The effect of acupuncture on the acute withdrawal symptoms from rapid opiate detoxification," published in 2002, it was shown that acupuncture ...

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for Dry Mouth
Dry mouth, also called xerostomia, sounds harmless but can create distressing symptoms. In a normal mouth, small glands produce saliva, which then helps in the ...

Overcome Addiction with Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Addictions present themselves in a variety of ways. For one person, a glass of wine with dinner is the perfect amount, while another person might ...

Curb Your Cravings with Acupressure
Yum...The first satisfying bite of a lovely piece of chocolate cake! There's nothing wrong with enjoying a nice dessert and delighting in the sweetness of ...

Transform Addiction through Strength and Willpower
According to acupuncture and Oriental medicine, emotions originate internally from different organs inside the body. Conditions and events in the external world may provoke specific ...

Acupuncture and Cravings
What does it mean to listen to your body, as the expression goes? What if your body is telling you to eat chocolate bars for ...

Combat Cravings with Ear Massage
Ear massage is an extremely relaxing and effective therapy aimed at decreasing cravings, reducing stress, promoting well being and addressing various health issues.   Ear acupuncture ...

Morningside Recovery's A.S. Giltinan on Treating Addiction with Acupuncture
Along with other holistic treatments, acupuncture is growing in popularity as a method to help in addiction recovery. Acupuncture for addiction often focuses on helping ...

Overcome Addiction with Acupuncture
Acupuncture has turned a growing number of cigarette cravers into permanent ex-smokers and is a great adjunctive therapy for all types of addiction recovery. In ...

Seven Addiction Recovery Tips
In addition to getting treatment, here are seven lifestyle changes you can make to help curb cravings, improve your overall well-being, and assist in your ...

The Will Power Connection
Is there a body/mind connection to will power? According to the principles of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine there is. Will power, or "Zhi," is said ...

A Stop Smoking Acupuncture Point?
Yes, a stop smoking acupuncture point.    There is an acupuncture point located on the wrist that is used exclusively for smoking cessation. The acupuncture point ...

Quit Smoking with Acupuncture
Acupuncture as an alternative approach to smoking cessation has a growing number of converts. In fact, acupuncture is often a court mandated treatment for drug ...

Healing in the Streets
When the City of Berkeley, Calif., was looking for ways to reduce aggressive panhandling by homeless people in the mid-1990s, the community got some much-needed ...