Withdrawal symptoms may be emotional or physical in nature. Those experiencing withdrawal can exhibit signs of irritability of anxiety; they may isolate themselves from loved ones or lack the ability to concentrate. Still, others may suffer from heart palpitations, nausea, vomiting and breathing difficulties. One way to fight off the effects is through holistic means.
What is the Holistic Approach to Therapy?
The holistic therapy approach applies not only to alcohol or drug addiction; but a treatment form that encompasses the entirety of the human body. Holistic practitioners view the body as a combination of spiritual, emotional and physical interactions. As such, a holistic treatment will work to address the individual as a whole, rather than dealing with the specific symptoms they are experiencing. Therefore, the holistic approach to withdrawal symptoms will attempt to address not only the physical, but also the psychological and emotional symptoms of the withdrawal process in relation to each patient.
Recovery and the Holistic Approach
Those considering holistic treatments in recovery should expect the process to be comprehensive. In order to properly address the symptoms associated with physical withdrawal, practitioners utilize medications. Ibogaine is often used to ease the symptoms associated with alcohol and drug related withdrawal and addiction. Soboxone may be used to treat patients with opiate addictions.
In an effort to promote the spiritual and emotional healing process, holistic treatment practitioners may turn to hypnosis and psychotherapy. Some patients may also be required to keep a daily journal to ensure healthy long-term acceptance and understanding of the disease. This practice has also proven beneficial in the healing and growth process.
To boot, physical exercise, yoga, meditation and acupuncture are all available to help facilitate healing during the transition to sobriety. The recovery process will often vary substantially according to each individual’s needs, history and future goals. The holistic approach caters to the idea that withdrawal and addiction may differ from one patient to the next; though recoveries may overlap in terms of style and treatments, no two rehabilitation’s will ever be 100% the same.