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Acupuncture in drug-abuse treatment

Acupuncture in drug-abuse treatment

Acupuncture is a method of treatment, which consists in stimulating specific biologically-active points of the body by acupuncture needles. These points are connected with functions of visceral organs and other physiological processes in the body. With the help of acupuncture the abstinence symptoms can be substantially decreased and long-lasting remission can be provided. Acupuncture is considered to be one of the basic ways of treatment in China for 5000 years.

Acupuncture and some of its varieties are of much help by nasty forms of physical dependence from narcotic substances. But it is important to know, that this method is able to make physical and emotional state of an addict better, but it can’t change his attitude to drugs themselves. It is possible, only if a drug user absolutely changes the position to his weakness, when he takes on a new life by his own will. Needles can’t do that.

Lamas from the ancient Tibet and modern physicians as well consider that the main aspect of drug-abuse treatment is “a busy soul” (this thought is written in ancient Tibet treatise of Zhud Shi). All methods of physical influence on the body are appeared to be secondary ones.

The acupuncture treatment for drug abuse has few contraindications. Acupuncture doesn’t cause usual side effects, such as allergy and/or intolerance to medications, typical for usual drug therapy. With the help of acupuncture the experienced doctor can remove a physical component of drug addiction. The vegetative nervous system comes to normal functioning; the adaptability of organism gets activated. As a result, the stimulating, energetic and vegetotropic effects take place. In the coming future the patients admit the prevailing of antidepressant, activating and analgesic actions. Also the method is noticed to make a positive influence upon the deep body mechanisms, responsible for narco-motivation.

In the issue of immediate effect through the self-regulation centers on the general systems (vascular, nervous, lymphatic) of the body and by natural activation of endocrine, neurohumoral, immune and central nervous systems, the acupuncture takes also positive roborant and regenerative effects. The method restores the peace of mind and forms calm attitude to life events. Acupuncture ought to be used for drug-abuse treatment together with other methods of treatment.

Acupuncture is contra-indicated for infectious diseases; mental disorder, including depressed mood and panic attacks; oncological diseases and while taking hormonal agents.

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