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What Is Holistic Treatment & When Is It Useful?

By on Jul 13, 2020 in Blog, Recovery | 0 comments

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Does holistic treatment for drug addiction work? For many people, the answer is yes. When combined with professional medical care and therapy, holistic care is an important part of a successful drug treatment plan.

What Is Holistic Treatment & When Is It Useful?

The term holistic implies “whole body.” It is a style of treatment that focuses on healing the whole body, including the mind and spirit. It can include treatments like acupuncture, yoga, energy healing, aromatherapy, nutritional therapy, and much more. Holistic therapies help the body to heal itself.

Holistic therapies are excellent supplements to all phases of treatment, including detox, therapy, and aftercare. Some of the benefits of holistic treatment include:

  • Reducing pain and physical discomfort during the withdrawal process
  • Helping create emotional balance as you work through the difficult aspects of recovery
  • Fostering spiritual wellbeing and a connection to the higher powers you believe in
  • Encouraging healthy eating to stimulate natural healing and organ recovery after addiction
  • Balancing chemical hormones that improve brain function
  • Encouraging the natural release of drug toxins and chemicals from the body

The more you apply yourself to holistic therapy, the more you will benefit from it–that’s true for all types of drug and alcohol addiction treatment. That said, holistic therapy may be some of the easiest therapy you embrace; it can feel like a refreshing break from more traditional treatment.

What You Can Expect and Why We Offer It

At Victory Addiction Recovery Center, we employ a range of holistic therapies right alongside the evidence-based treatments we offer. These include acupuncture, exercise therapy, and nutritional therapy.

Acupuncture

This ancient Chinese technique is designed to help stimulate healing in the body. It uses very small needles placed into specific areas of the body where energy is locked or stuck. By increasing the flow of energy through the body, it’s possible to see significant improvement in overall health.

Acupuncture can help with:

  • Reducing pain
  • Stimulating the immune system
  • Restoring energy
  • Creating a sense of wellbeing
  • Encouraging disease treatment

Exercise Therapy

Have you ever had a good, hard workout and felt powerful and in control afterward? If you’ve felt this before, you know how beneficial exercise therapy can be. When you work through our program, you’ll learn more about exercise therapy and how it can encourage addiction recovery. We never push you too far or force you do anything you don’t want to do. Yet we encourage you to consider the numerous benefits of nurturing your physical fitness:

  • Improved self-confidence
  • Health improvement and body toning
  • More energy
  • Reduced stress
  • Mental clarity

Nutritional Therapy

Those with a substance use disorder often struggle with eating healthy foods. During nutritional therapy, we help your body to heal by providing a nutrient-rich diet. Those nutrients will help to heal organ damage, fill out muscles, and balance the chemicals in the brain. Other benefits of nutritional therapy include:

  • Speeding up natural healing
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Improving energy
  • Encouraging a feeling of wellbeing and health
  • Supporting recovery from mental illness

Each one of these important therapies will foster your healing process. Taken in combination with our evidence-based continuum of care, they will support your overall health and well-being. Contact us today to talk to us about these and other treatment programs we offer.

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To learn more about our programs at Victory Addiction Recovery Center, including treatment for alcoholism near Lake Charles, please contact us anytime at (337) 456.9111.

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