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Getting To Know About Holistic Therapy


Applying holistic therapy to enhance traditional methods of treatment, an addict might find help.

Holistic therapies work together with the usual drug treatment methods and are non-medical approaches to recovery. Holistic methods helps bring the body, mind and spirit into balance.

Nutrition, meditation and exercise are some of the methods utilized in rehabilitation centres that also provide holistic therapies.


The techniques of holistic medicine concentrate on the general person's health through traditional physical treatment of addiction is also present.


Some of the other practices include:

  • Yoga
  • Chinese tai chi chuan
  • Meditation
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage therapy
  • Spiritual healing
  • Scheduled exercises
  • Proper nutrition
  • Psychiatric counselling
  • The methods of art therapy

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Treating Addiction Using Holistic Therapy

In holistic therapy programs, addiction treatment methods that are not medical are applied based on an individual's needs. Areas of treatment include the physical symptoms of addiction, emotional disturbances, and nutritional discrepancies.

Sleeplessness, inadequate nutrition, and mental fatigue are among issues that holistic therapy can address in a patient. Holistic therapy treatment plans are individualized and easy to follow.


Some of the primary objectives of holistic therapy include the following:

  • Getting to the root cause of the person's dependency on drugs
  • Strengthening the resistance to cravings
  • Encouraging physical exercises
  • Boost the confidence of the recovering user
  • Changing the person's perspective about the drugs

Examples Of Holistic Therapies Used To Treat Addiction

Mid reflections to keeping the body in shape are some of the things involved in holistic therapy.


Therapies that are commonly utilized include:

  • Therapy For Nutrition
  • One of the key aspects of addiction recovery is a healthy body.
  • Focus of addicts on healthy nutrition during treatment gives remarkable healing results.
  • It is not too late to start taking a good nutrition.
  • Exercise And Recreational Therapy
  • Regular exercising helps the body learn to work with routine, reduces fatigue and gives strength to the body.
  • Much holistic treatment facilities incorporate exercise as part of their program.
  • Active recreations in centres may be different , but many of them include canoeing, mountaineering, horse riding and walking.
  • Reflection
  • A clear mind is important when trying to recover from addiction.
  • Supervised meditation is an integral section of most holistic plans for addiction treatment.
  • Some meditation practices offered include yoga and tai chi to aid in remaining focused and clearing the mind.
  • Acupuncture And Massage Sessions
  • Massage is frequently applied within holistic approach to treatment, because it helps get rid of stress and tranquilize the body.
  • Use of drugs for a long time can cause imbalance to the body and acupuncture can be used to help restore this balance.

The combination of the known addiction recovery techniques with holistic therapy is usually 100% effective in treatment of any kind of addiction. However, a doctor should be available to monitor the progress of the treatments on the addict.

Holistic therapy may be used at the same time as:

  • Detoxification
  • Professional medical assistance
  • Individualized psychological counselling

AA, NA and other 12 step group programs are usually available too to provide lasting support.


Find A Holistic Treatment Centre Providing Therapy For Addiction

Holistic treatment is featured in many residential and outpatient treatment centres.

There is a lot of correlation between the principles of traditional treatment methods and holistic therapy with the most important being providing balance to the body, mind and spirit. Cognitive-behavioural therapy combines well with meditation and yoga sessions which can provide help for recovering addicts to manage stress levels. If an addict knows how to overcome psychological problems, he has better chances for final recovery without further return to drugs.


When these factors are combined with a medically supervised detox and mental health counselling therapies of the holistic nature can be helpful in treating addictions regardless of the severity levels. Treatment centres for holistic therapy are available throughout the country and are putting together recovery plans, which are tailored to suit individual needs.

Contact us on 0800 246 1509 today to help you locate a treatment facility near you providing holistic therapy.