Auricular acupuncture is a safe way to relieve withdrawal symptoms during detoxification from alcohol or drugs.
Acupuncture offers the following benefits:
- Relieves withdrawal symptoms
- Improves sleep and helps deal with insomnia
- Promotes relaxation
- Stimulates the release of endorphins which enhance the immune system and reduce pain, stress and anxiety.
Our fully-trained acupuncturist applies thin needles gently under the skin of the outer ear at five designated ear points and to a depth of about 3mm. We issue the acupuncture in a relaxed group setting and each session lasts for around 40 minutes. Disposable, sterilised needles ensure strict hygienic practice.
Acupuncture may be included in individual treatment plans, depending on availability and referral by either medical or therapeutic staff.
Approved by the National Institute of Drug Abuse
Auricular acupuncture is a holistic Eastern tradition over 3000 years old and the traditional view is that it restores a healthy flow of energy within the body. The National Institute of Drug Abuse stresses that the use of acupuncture in the treatment of addiction is effective and leads to significant results.
‘Acupuncture has benefited me greatly, physically and psychologically. My sleeping has improved immensely and my mental state, mood and anxiety is more balanced.’
‘I have an irrational fear of needles! D. made me relax and settled me and was incredibly comforting and caring throughout the whole process! I haven’t felt so relaxed for a very long time! Thanks!’
‘Well organised, well explained and treated individually with respect.’
‘I am a complete convert to this therapy, it has helped a great deal with my anxiety and insomnia.’
‘I was doubtful but proven wrong. Really helpful. Will go for more sessions.’
‘Helped ease disability pain.’
‘Patients should all try it.’