One of the oldest remedies and treatment methods in existence, acupuncture dates back 3000 years. Acupuncture has been practiced in China for thousands of years, and has gained popularity in the United States over the last several decades. Acupuncture treatment at White Sands Treatment Center involves the use of needles or finger pressure to stimulate pressure points under the skin. This treatment has been shown to reduce drug and alcohol cravings significantly.
Acupuncture Therapy has also been proven to aid in the treatment of alcohol and drug addiction. It has been shown to reduce feelings of anxiety and stress that are often related to or may be triggers of substance abuse. Other benefits include the relief of withdrawal symptoms, reduced cravings, and relief of other illnesses including hypertension, depression, chronic fatigue, chronic pain and digestive problems. It helps to promote feelings of calm, relaxation and well-being. Pain, exhaustion and chronic illness can also be treated this way. By stimulating reflex points in the ear, auricular acupuncture helps to alleviate these disorders.