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Acupuncture

Acupuncture Therapy

What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture has been practised in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years. Acupuncture involves stimulating specific points on the body, most often done by inserting thin needles through the skin, to cause a change in the physical functions of the body. Research has shown that acupuncture reduces nausea and vomiting after surgery and chemotherapy. It can also relieve pain. Researchers don’t fully understand how acupuncture works. It might aid the activity of your body’s pain-killing chemicals. It also might affect how you release chemicals that regulate blood pressure and flow. Castle Craig Hospital offers auricular…

Hyperbaric oxygen chamber

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Detox and Wellness

Castle Craig Hospital has a large hyperbaric chamber, located in the grounds of the hospital, which we have used for treating patients with a variety of conditions. The Benefits of HBOT At Castle Craig rehab clinic in Scotland we offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to our patients in detox and during our recovery programme. HBOT involves breathing 100% oxygen in a spacious, pressurised oxygen chamber. Breathing oxygen under pressure has many benefits. It can Halve the symptoms of opiate withdrawal; Help repair damaged bodies – the treatment increases tissue regeneration and decreases swelling and inflammation by increasing oxygenated blood-flow to damaged tissue and generating…

Complementary Therapies in Addiction Rehab

At Castle Craig, we believe that complementary therapies enrich mental, physical and spiritual health and enable the whole person to reconnect with themselves. The aim of using complementary therapies is to optimise the mental, physical and spiritual health of our patients, so that they can continue their lives without the need for mood-altering drugs or behaviours. Many complementary therapies include alternative natural health approaches to support mind and body practices such as acupuncture, massage therapy, homeopathic and naturopathic approaches.  A variety of complementary and holistic therapies may be included in our patients’ individual treatment plans, depending on availability and referral by…

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Indian Head Massage

We offer a number of complementary therapies which focus on relaxation and assisting with sleep disturbance. A degree of insomnia is very common during detoxification and we endeavour to use natural methods where possible to relieve this. A healthy sleep pattern will always promote the effectiveness of detoxification. Indian Head Massage may be included in individual treatment plans, depending on availability and referral by either medical or therapeutic staff. Benefits of Indian Head Massage Detoxifies the body by stimulating lymphatic drainage: Indian Head Massage stimulates and improves lymphatic drainage and blood flow to the neck, thus helping to remove waste products…

Mindfulness Meditation & Relaxation Therapy

Mindfulness is a type of therapy involving calming thoughts, breathing and meditation, and a focus on being in the present. At Castle Craig our trained therapists use mindfulness in group therapy and during one-to-one sessions with patients. Mindfulness meditation can help to treat: Stress Anxiety Depression Compulsive behaviours It alleviates symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) such as hyperarousal and flashbacks and also helps to reduce physical pain. How Mindfulness Meditation Works Mindfulness is about focusing on the “here and now” and acknowledging and accepting each thought and feeling as it is. It helps patients recognise and detach themselves from negative…