Acupuncture is a safe, effective and natural way to combat addiction and accompanying stress.

Addiction has many faces including cigarette smoking, food cravings, pain-medications, substance-abuse, sex, and most recently internet and gaming. It robs people of their time, damages relationships, and often has severe physical and emotional consequences. While causality varies significantly, addiction is a resulting unhealthy coping mechanism.

Depending on the patient and the degree of the addiction, regular ongoing acupuncture treatment can also help to reduce withdrawal symptoms and boost your immunity. That’s because acupuncture stimulation (like intense exercise) has been shown in many medical studies to naturally release the stress-relieving neurotransmitters found in the brain such as Serotonin (5-HT) and Dopamine. The neural pathways and the neurotransmitters stimulated by all addictions are often the same. By countering these and increasing counter-balancing neurotransmitters found naturally in the brain, acupuncture can work to eliminate chemical and stress drivers of addiction.

If you are looking for a safe and effective way to compliment an ongoing medical treatment for your addiction and a way to improve your health, than acupuncture treatment at Metropolitan Acupuncture & Herbal Medince may be the right choice for you.

For more information or to schedule your first appointment, call (347) 565-4255.