Acupuncture Saratoga Springs is getting to be known as a great way to lose weight.  Acupuncturists treat the organs that and the body systems that cause the slow metabolism that makes it difficult to burn calories in an efficient way.  Energy deficient organs are treated with acupuncture needles via the meridians that associate with them.  In treating addiction, acupuncture basically follows the processes that make it a successful treatment for weight loss, which is the suppression of the craving for the addictive substance.  For people who suffer from excess weight or obesity, their addiction is obviously to food.

Acupuncture has actually been used even in the 1970’s to treat substance abusers of their addiction.  And even in that decade, there have been accounts of addicts who have been able to completely turn their life around and now lead normal and healthy lives because of acupuncture.  Acupuncture has been and is still used to treat heroin and cocaine addiction.  The common technique used by acupuncturists to combat chemical addiction is ear or auricular acupuncture.  This is where acupuncture needles are inserted in specific points in the ear where the shen men meridians are located.  Besides the ears, meridians of the liver, spine and lungs are also treated.  The treatment of these meridians have been proven successful in the decreased craving for the drugs and sometimes even lead to total independence on these illegal substances.

These observations have been actually published by the 2000 edition of the Archives of Internal Medicine.  In this report, of the 82 adults that participated, above 54% come out of the test 100% cocaine free only after 2 months of treatment.  As a result of this study, the justice system of the US mandated the use of auricular acupuncture as part of the rehabilitation program for drug abusers.

The reason why acupuncture is effective in treating addiction is because this treatment not only addresses the symptoms of the addiction but targets the main cause of the addiction as well. How does acupuncture actually treat addiction?  Acupuncture actually makes the body strong and healthy by enabling life energy which the Chinese call chi to travel unimpeded which nourishes and revitalizes the body.  An organ that is deficient in energy is an organ that is dysfunctional and causes the rise of ailments and diseases which can manifest physiologically, emotionally and neurologically.

Acupuncturists see drugs especially cocaine as a factor that creates imbalance in yin energy.  Yin is the principle in nature that is responsible for all non-fluid substances in the body.  A shortage in yin energy in the major organs can result in health problems including paranoia or renal infarction to name just a few.  Acupuncture helps restore the balance of yin and yang energy to allow the heart organ to function normally which can lead to the suppression of the addiction.