Long term use of any substance often leads to dependence. That means our body gets use to it. Any attempts to reduce or stop substance may lead to withdrawal symptoms and craving, which is generally a major cause of relapse. Medications can ease off withdrawal symptoms; for example, short term Valium being used for alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Medication not only makes people's withdrawal experiences tolerable but also facilitates their subsequent engagement with long-term treatment. Different medications are indicated for withdrawal symptoms for different substances. These agents tend to occupy the same region of brain as the substance in question and they make withdrawal symptoms more tolerable. Detoxification phase of addiction is short term and lasts for a brief period not more than a week or two. Dose adjustment of detoxification agents is important, which is being guided by the severity of withdrawal symptoms as measured by a rating scale.
AcuDetox is also known as ear acupuncture. For Acu-detox, NADA protocol is being considered to be most scientifically proven approach across the globe.
The needles are very thin and disposable. It barely cause a quick prick as each needle enters your skin. The intensity of pain is so mild that almost anybody can tolerate it.
Each of the five points in the ear corresponds to a specific point in the body. One affects the parasympathetic nervous system and the others affect the heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys. By activating these points through acupuncture, ear acupuncture makes one’s body more relaxed and resilient.
The benefits of AcuDetox are manifold that it can relieve withdrawal symptoms, reduce cravings, ease stress and anxiety, improve sleep, lessen depression, and alleviate aches and pains. Acu-Detox can also reduce the dose of medication.
Acu Detox is an acupuncture of the ear that works with acute withdrawal symptom. It is being administered on daily basis for few weeks. Research also suggests Acu-detox can also be used as a maintenance treatment in a frequency of once a week. This procedure can be done in outpatient basis by a trained Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist. A typical session includes placement of the needles that remains in the ear approximately for 30 minutes. Acu-detox can either be used as a solo treatment for detoxification or also be used as an adjuvant strategy in a broader treatment approach.