Alcoholism and addiction take a significant toll on both the mind and the body. Eastern medicinal practices are founded on the holistic belief that the two are interconnected. The nervous system is the communication highway between the brain and the body. Signals from the brain dictate the body’s movements and functions,and vice versa: signals from the body inform the brain how to react. For example, the brain might tell the body to walk. If the body walks right into a wall, the body will tell the brain, “That really hurt. We’re in pain!”
The connection between the brain and the body goes even deeper when it comes to emotions. Emotions are stored in the body. Many feel that by ignoring a feeling it simply goes away. But life and all of its experiences are energy, and when we neglect to let that energy get used up, it becomes pent up throughout our body. Alternative treatment methods such as massage, chiropractic work and acupuncture seek to open those emotion-storing centers, thereby releasing emotions.
Emotional release is a challenge but a necessity in addiction treatment. Without being able to confront, process and let go of certain emotions and emotional experiences, young people in treatment will find themselves struggling to progress. Sound Recovery Solutions provides alternative treatment methods as a supplement to our clinical programming. We believe that these holistic healing methods provide a wealth of benefits.
In addition to helping clients release emotions, alternative treatment methods are relaxing. During the early stages of recovery when our clients come to us, they are still within weeks of detox. Symptoms of withdrawal can be ongoing for up to two years with heavy addiction to substances such as opiates. Massage, for example, helps increase circulation and relax muscles which inherently reduces stress. Acupuncture as well as massage can act as a detoxifying practice, breaking up toxins in the body and helping stagnant molecular buildup process out of the body.
Each of the alternative treatment methods offered at Sound Recovery Solutions involves human touch. We have found that healing touch is a significant tool in recovery for men and women being treated for drug addiction and alcoholism. Men and women who come to our program have had complicated, abusive and traumatic experiences in their lives which have separated them from intimacy. Trusting one’s body to the hands of a healing practitioner is a healing experience in and of itself. Alternative treatment methods teach our clients that it is okay to be taken care of and to take care of oneself.
Healing is the goal at Sound Recovery Solutions. We strive to provide a comprehensive program which instills leadership qualities and practical life skills into our clients. Sound Recovery Solutions provides day treatment partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and outpatient programs. For more information on how we can help you or a loved one in your life begin to heal today, call us at 561-666-7427.