Many types of complimentary therapies have proven to be highly beneficial to people in recovery, from all types of problematic drug or alcohol use.
These therapies can be used alongside conventional treatment approaches to improve the well-being of someone struggling with problematic drug or alcohol use. Holistic treatment takes a look at the entire human being rather than treating only the symptom or behaviour. We currently offer Auricular Accupuncture, Reiki and Massage to Clients and Family Support members.
What is Auricular Acupuncture
Simply explained, Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture is a specialised complementary therapy where acupuncture points are treated, using either needles or electro acupunctoscopes to help relieve many chronic complaints. However, unlike regular acupuncture, auricular acupuncture focuses only on the ear. There are over 200 acupuncture points on the outer ear. Most of these points are named after a part of the human anatomy. The outer ear is essentially a switchboard to the brain and when acupoints on the ear are stimulated, they trigger electrical impulses to the specific area of the body that is being treated.
What is Massage
Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being. Massage therapy can be an important part of your health maintenance plan by alleviating muscular tension and reducing anxiety or depression. Many people struggling with addiction also struggle with mental health problems and massage can be a powerful tool in helping.
What is Reiki
Reiki is a Japanese spiritual practice that has its origins in the early twentieth century. It is also used as a type of alternative medicine by many people around the globe. It can benefit the individual by promoting relaxation and encouraging the body’s natural healing mechanisms. Roughly translated, the word Reiki means life force energy from a higher power. A treatment using the technique usually involves palm healing. This is where the therapist transfers energy through their palms so that it can benefit their client.
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