Uses and Benefits of Chiropractic Care in Addiction Treatment
Addiction is a whole-self condition. The effects of substance abuse and addiction are not limited to a person’s physical body–they are felt in the mind and spirit, too. Because the condition affects the whole body, addiction treatment must also provide healing for the whole self. Detox alone is not enough to give people a chance at lifelong recovery success. It must be just the first step in a lifelong journey.
In addition to the evidence-based therapies that make up most of a person’s time in treatment, holistic treatments are sometimes used to provide more complete, whole-self healing. For example, many people participate in chiropractic care in addiction treatment. They may enjoy the physical and emotional benefits this alternative treatment provides both during and after addiction treatment.
Chiropractic care can be integrated into a treatment program, either as part of the program’s treatment activities or as part of a person’s self-care routine afterward. The more you know about the types of holistic treatments available, the better prepared you will be to make choices about your own treatment program.
At the Mandala Healing Center, we believe that anyone can recover from addiction if they have the support and whole-self treatment they need. We offer a range of comprehensive, holistic rehab programs designed to heal people’s bodies, minds, and spirits. Reach out to the staff at the Mandala Healing Center to learn about how we can support you on your recovery journey.
What is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care is an alternative treatment that involves soothing massage, physical therapy, spinal adjustments, and other tissue manipulation. Some people believe that receiving chiropractic care can help the body detoxify more efficiently and completely. This improvement in detoxification is thought to help with better bodily functioning and improved health across the body’s systems.
The soft-tissue manipulation performed during some kinds of chiropractic care is believed to remove bile, blockages, and toxins that accumulate in the body and can impair many aspects of people’s health. It is believed that removing these accumulated toxins may help to reset the biochemical messages that control cravings. By normalizing the brain’s functioning, people can better manage their cravings and avoid relapse.[1,2]
Having regular chiropractic in recovery can also help people manage their physical pain. For many, physical pain can trigger a relapse. Having healthy, effective pain management techniques can help people avoid relapse and feel more comfortable during recovery.
Benefits of Using Chiropractic in Recovery
Many people use chiropractic care to help them manage pain and stress. These are benefits anyone can enjoy, but they can be even more meaningful in addiction recovery. It is essential to learn new ways to take care of your body and mind in recovery.
Some of the benefits of chiropractic care in addiction treatment include:
- A reduction in cravings
- Less anxiety
- Lowered stress
- Less depression
- Reduced perceived pain
- Better sleep
For many in recovery, finding effective, healthy ways to cope with emotional pain and stress is the first priority. Many people self-medicate with drugs or alcohol to dull the effects of stress, anxiety, or depression. Using healing, holistic therapies during and after treatment may give them an important tool to manage their emotions healthily without returning to substance abuse.
People who have struggled with addiction to painkillers must also find new ways to manage their pain. Chiropractic care and other soothing holistic practices may help them avoid using painkillers or self-medicating.
How to Use Chiropractic Care in Addiction Treatment
Detox is often the first step in a person’s recovery journey. Chiropractic care can be used during this stage to provide gentle, soothing care to a person’s body as they go through withdrawal. Chiropractic care is believed to aid the body in its natural detoxification process.
During treatment, chiropractic care can continue to offer healing benefits. People may experience a reduction in their stress, anxiety, and depression while receiving treatments. This gives them a valuable tool in learning how to manage their emotions and reduce stress.
Addiction is a lifelong condition that cannot be cured. Instead, people in recovery must find new ways to live their lives and take care of themselves. Many people choose to continue participating in the holistic practices that were beneficial during treatment, including chiropractic care.
For many people, chiropractic in recovery can be a soothing, holistic treatment for their body, mind, and spirit and an important part of their lifelong recovery journey.
Learn More About Chiropractic in Recovery at the Mandala Healing Center
At the Mandala Healing Center, we know that addiction affects every part of your life. Our holistic treatment programs are designed to help your body, mind, and spirit heal. We know that the impact of addiction can reach other people in your life and community, so we offer support to loved ones, too.
If you are ready to start the life-changing addiction treatment program you need and deserve, call to speak to one of our admissions counselors today.