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Learning Of Holistic Therapy


Holistic medicine helps patients overcome addiction to drugs when traditional methods are combined with positive changes in their lifestyles.

The known techniques of overcoming addiction can be used to with holistic therapy which does not involve the use of medicine. The holistic therapy seeks to bring the whole being spirit, mind and body to function well together.

Facilities that use holistic therapy apply to exercise, meditation, and nutrition in their treatment regime.


Apart from helping to ease the physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms, holistic therapy also focuses on improving the overall well being of an individual.


Some of the other practices include:

  • Yoga
  • Tai chi
  • Meditation with guide
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage therapy
  • Spiritual therapy
  • Physical exercise
  • Proper nutrition
  • Counselling
  • Therapy using Art

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Holistic Therapy For The Treatment Of Addictions

Techniques customized to fit each client is used in this form of treatment. Areas of treatment include the physical symptoms of addiction, emotional disturbances, and nutritional discrepancies.

Holistic therapy can help a recovering addict by dealing with any potential obstacles such as lack of sleep, poor diet and emotional stress. Each patient can have different practices of this technique used on them for their recovery.


Among goals of holistic medicine are the following:

  • Revealing the hidden addiction causes
  • Building up a resistance to drug cravings
  • Promoting physical fitness
  • Boost the confidence of the recovering user
  • Decreasing the attractiveness of alcohol and drugs

Kinds Of Holistic Methods In Addiction Treatment

Methods of holistic medicine address various spheres of well-being, from physical to spiritual.


Mainly, therapy methods include the following:

  • Therapy For Nutrition
  • One of the key aspects of addiction recovery is a healthy body.
  • Tangible healing can be provided to recovering addicts by focusing on proper nutrition.
  • Recovering addicts have an opportunity to start afresh and provide their bodies with the nutrition that is needed to overcome their addiction.
  • Exercise And Recreational Therapy
  • The addict body need to always be in shape if they are to recover effectively.
  • Sport training is an essential aspect of treatment.
  • There are various activities depending on the centre and some include activities such as hiking, canoeing, climbing and riding horses.
  • Meditation
  • Engaging in mindful reflections also helps in recovering.
  • 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
  • This therapy technique also seeks to relax the body muscles through massage.
  • If one has been using the drugs for sometime, stimulation of the acupoints is another effective way of overcoming the addiction.

Programs that get satisfactory results are based on conventional methods of treatment. Special medical control is necessary to supervise quitting manifestations after giving up alcohol and during use of CNS (central nervous system) debilitates.

Holistic therapy may be used at the same time as:

  • Medically assisted detox
  • Comprehensive medical care
  • Private psychiatric counselling

For support outside the treatment facilities, most ex-addicts join support groups like the 12-Steps NA and AA or 4-point SMART for continued emotional support and encouragement.


Holistic Treatment Centres Near You

Holistic treatment technique is now being used in many rehab centres all over the world.

The holistic medicine principle of reaching harmony among all parts of a person's life well suits various addiction therapies. Yoga and meditation is well compatible with psychotherapy in giving patients practical knowledge about the ways to control psychological pressure. Relapses can be avoided by learning methods, which can help cope with emotional setbacks in a healthy manner.


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.