When recovering from an addiction, increasing the body’s immunity and mental resilience and decreasing stress can help a person cope and heal from an addiction. There are several healing methods with benefits regarding withdrawal and preventing relapse. When combined with other addiction recovery resources, like 12-step programs and abstinence, these yield the best chances for success.
You will need:
• Ear acupuncture
• Regular exercise
• Herbs like ginseng, valerian, kava, kudzu, and milk thistle
Step 1: Ear acupuncture is grounded on the premise that points within the ear relate to specific areas of the body. Symptoms of detoxification and withdrawal can be reduced through acupuncture. The practice may also prevent a relapse by reducing muscle aches, irritability, cravings, anxiety, and increasing the ability to focus.
Step 2: Exercise provides mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual benefits, each of which may contribute to recovery from addiction. Exercising regularly can increase immunity, self-esteem, and mood, improve sleep quality, and deepen the connection between the mind and the body.
Step 3: Some herbs have natural effects on the system and are used during detoxification. Ginseng effects dependence and drug tolerance. Valerian and kava treat insomnia, a symptom of withdrawal. Kudzu is known to moderate the abuse of alcohol and milk thistle improves liver function. Consult with a holistic practitioner regarding recommended use of these.
Step 4: The heightened state of awareness produced by hypnosis makes an individual open to learning. Hypnosis can be self-induced or performed by a qualified therapist. It can be used to reinforce suggestions and ideas that are compatible with the patient’s goals, helping a patient to reach these goals in a safe, reliable, and quicker manner.
Step 5: Meditation quiets the mind, promoting mental clarity and relaxation. Transcendental meditation has been shown to reduce relapse rates.
Step 6: Yoga induces relaxation and can contribute to a greater feeling of control when experiencing anger, insomnia, and cravings.