Acudetox (Acupuncture Detoxification) is an auricular acupuncture protocol specifically tailored for individuals with substance use disorders. Acudetox helps ease the detoxification process from addictive substances such as alcohol, drugs, caffeine, nicotine, and even behavioral addictions, such as gambling, reducing symptoms of post-acute withdrawal (PAWS), and promoting feelings of relaxation and centeredness. Five needles are placed in each ear, at specific points corresponding to specific body parts. In order to receive this treatment, clients need to be medically stable and cannot be experiencing any acute withdrawal symptoms substances.
A typical session involves the Acudetox Specialist placing the ten needles in the ears, and sitting quietly for 30-45 minutes. The process can also be incorporated during a talk therapy session if requested.
Some of the benefits reported are “a more optimistic and cooperative attitude towards the process of recovery, reduction in cravings, anxiety, and sleep disturbance, and less need for pharmaceuticals.”
Acudetox can be used for individual who have a history of any substance use disorder, including caffeine or nicotine, even if they are not currently using these substances. Clients report help with sleep, elevation of stress and tension in the body, clarity of thoughts, and a sense of being grounded. Call today to explore this option for yourself.