Acupuncture and the Opioid Epidemic

Master Lu's Health Center|Acupuncture|Salt Lake City

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine has been shown to treat many different health conditions.  It is a complete medical system for diagnosing and treating disease.  One area that acupuncture has been shown to help with is substance abuse.

Here at Master Lu’s Health Center in Salt Lake city, we have been utilizing acupuncture and Chinese medicine to treat addictions. With the increase of opioid addictions in Utah, acupuncture could a great compliment and alternative method for helping you or any of your family members who may be struggling with addiction.

How does acupuncture work with addictions?

Acupuncture will help decrease the cravings, detoxification, emotional problems, and any withdrawl symptoms.  Acupuncture will help you balance your body to stimulate your body’s self- healing abilities.  It will bring balance back into you body to allow your body to self-heal.  Biomedical research has shown that acupuncture will stimulate the brain to release different chemicals, neurotransmitters, and hormones such as endorphines.  Because acupuncture will act on the brain it is effective for helping with emotional problems that may accompany addictions.

We have seen it many times where someone with substance abuse problems will go in and out of treatment centers.  They need more treatment care outside of the treatments centers.  Treatment centers or rehab centers have their place.  However, combining the rehab and treatment centers with acupuncture treatment will greatly enhance the effectiveness to help people with their addictions.

Benefits of Acupuncture for Addictions

There are several benefits of acupuncture.  This is a short list of some of the benefits when you use acupuncture for addictions:

  • Reduces cravings for alcohol, drugs, nicotine, and foot
  • Helps with withdrawl symptoms
  • Prevents relapse
  • Helps reduce stress, emotional trauma, and agitation
  • Helps you sleep better
  • harmonizes the body so your body can heal itself

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help with every type of addiction including alcohol, tobacco, prescription medications, recreational narcotics, and methamphetamines.

Master Lu’s Health Center is dedicated to help with addictions.  We currently have a three month program that will transform your life.  The program includes Chinese medical diagnosis, coaching, acupuncture, Tai Chi, herbal medicine, and whole food nutrition.  This program will help with overcoming addiction and transform your life to help you live a healthier lifestyle.

We hope this has helped you to understand more how acupuncture and Chinese medicine helps with addictions.  If you or anyone you may know need help and is struggling with substance abuse or opioid addiction please call us anytime.