Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine, a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the idea that a life force, or energy, known as qi (Pronounced “chee”) flows through energy pathways in the body. Each of these pathways correspond to an organ or a group of organs that govern particular bodily functions. Achieving a proper balance of this energy is thought to create health and wellness.
Coastal Turning Point believes in treating the whole person with an integrated healthcare approach and in an effort to provide this integrated approach as well as wanting to expose clients to new and alternative forms of health care that they may not have experienced before, we have incorporated into our program, an acupuncture protocol referred to as NADA or the National Acupuncture Detoxication Association Protocol, or as commonly referred to as “Ear Acupuncture”.
Acupuncture has been Shown to:
- detoxify the body of chemicals
- reduce substance cravings
- calm the mind
- improve the immune system
- release endorphins into the body promoting a sense well-being
- enhanced ability to abstain from addictive substances. It is also said to
- increase energy in the body making it easier for clients to stay active
The NADA protocol is done at many treatment centers nation wide and many states have laws allowing clinical providers to be trained in doing this process, unfortunately California is not one of them and so acupuncture is often overlooked as a form of support for those in acute or post acute withdrawal. Looking at the research and through personal experience CTP has made as part of its program acupuncture when available. This can be suspended at times due to availability of state licensed acupuncturist. Please ask upon for acupuncture schedule.