Since the disease of addiction affects a person’s mind, body and spirit, a successful recovery plan should include holistic therapies as well. Not only does pursuing these activities help to fill in time in a positive manner, but they also help to give our clients a new and more positive perspective that they can take with them after they leave a treatment session.
Benefits Of Holistic Therapies In And After Rehab
Here are a few holistic activities and their associated benefits that you can use in and after addiction rehabilitation.
Yoga Relieves Stress And Reduces Cravings
One of the main benefits of learning how to do yoga is its ability to help clients cope with stress. We know that stressful situations can trigger addictive behaviors and cravings among people both in treatment and after. The better a person becomes at managing stress, the less likely they will be to be start on the slippery slope toward a relapse.
The deep breathing required during yoga is an effective stress-buster and may even produce a sense of pleasure. This is due to the body releasing endorphins, its “feel-good” hormones.
Acupuncture Helps To Undo Physiological Damage
The ancient practice of acupuncture has been shown to be helpful to addicts in various stages of recovery. In studies conducted with heroin addicts, researchers found that acupuncture can partially reverse the effects of heroin related brain injuries.
Reiki Healing Encourages The Body’s Natural Healing Mechanisms
Reiki is a Japanese spiritual practice that has been used since early in the last century. It promotes relaxation and encourages the body’s natural healing mechanisms. Loosely translated, the word, “Reiki” means “life force from a higher power.”
This treatment technique usually involves palm healing, where the therapist transfers energy to the client through his or her palms. The goal is to increase the flow of the client’s Ki, or life force, and encourage it to flow more smoothly.
Once it is flowing more smoothly, the body may heal itself faster and the immune system can work more efficiently. Reiki helps to relieve insomnia, improves energy levels and may even improve a client’s self-esteem.
Holistic Drug And Alcohol Addiction Treatment
Here at The Dunes, we are a holistic treatment center focusing on multiple healing methods to help each and every client in their recovery from drugs and alcohol. Our NY treatment facilities are comfortable and discrete, and we offer a variety of individual and group therapy treatments to suit each client’s individual needs.
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