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Getting To Know About Holistic Therapy


Overcoming a drug addiction can be challenging. However, by making healthy changes to the lifestyle which can complement conventional methods of treatment people can indeed beat the addiction with holistic therapies.

The known techniques of overcoming addiction can be used to with holistic therapy which does not involve the use of medicine. The purpose of holistic recovery is to bring the spirit, body and mind into sync.

In treatments centres where there's holistic medicine, such methods as physical exercises, proper nutrition and meditation are used in order to help abusers stop the addiction.


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 holistic therapies used are:

  • Yoga
  • Chinese tai chi chuan
  • Guided meditation
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Religious approach
  • Routine exercise
  • Healthy nutrition
  • Counselling
  • Art therapy

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Overcoming Drug Dependency Using Holistic Therapy

Techniques customized to fit each client is used in this form of treatment. Holistic doctors treat not only symptoms of mental and physical addiction but also nutritional and emotional problems.

The person will be able to get rid of some symptoms such as insomnia and the loss of appetite. Holistic schemes are adaptable to the individual requirements.


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

  • Find out the psychological issues behind the addiction
  • Help the recovering user to better deal with their cravings
  • Getting the person's body back in shape
  • Give the patient their self-confidence back
  • Dull the attraction of the addictive substance

Types Of Holistic Dependency Therapies

Holistic therapies may be anything from exercise to meditation and involves various approaches to living a healthy life.


Mainly, therapy methods include the following:

  • Dieting
  • One requires being healthy in body to recover from other afflictions.
  • Focus of addicts on healthy nutrition during treatment gives remarkable healing results.
  • Patients recovering from addiction may at any time start to provide themselves with the food they need for successful healing.
  • Recreational Activities And Sport
  • Apart from helping to ease stress and make the body strong, regular exercise helps to create a routine.
  • In many centres that offer holistic therapy, exercise is an important part of the treatment.
  • The activities may vary from one centre to another but some holistic therapy centres are offering rock-climbing, canoeing, horseback riding or hiking.
  • Meditation
  • A clear mind is essential for recovering addicts who are looking forward to overcoming their addiction.
  • Mediation under professional supervision is offered in most treatment facilities.
  • A number of centres are also offering yoga, and tai chi has meditative practices to help inpatient residents increase their focus and clarity to the mind.
  • Massage And Acupuncture
  • A massage is a great tool in helping one relax and relieve stress.
  • Point massage is also helpful to gain physical and psychical equation lost due to long-term use of drugs.

Programs that get satisfactory results are based on conventional methods of treatment. 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 program with medical supervision
  • Comprehensive medical care
  • Counselling sessions

Many addicts who are looking forward to recovering also to attend twelve-step groups like Narcotics Anonymous And Alcoholics Anonymous for the emotional support they need.


Finding Holistic Therapy Facilities For Addiction Treatment

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

The philosophy behind holistic therapy is simple. It aims to locate and maintain a balance in all aspects of life and is compatible with various addiction treatment methods. In assisting addictive, patients learn how to cope with stress. Yoga works well with Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Knowing what to do during an emotional moment helps in assisting the patient not to go to the solace of drug or alcohol.


Holistic treatment paired with psychological guidance and professionally undertaken detoxification, can cope with very difficult situations of addiction. There are many treatment facilities all over the nation offering individualized treatment plans.

We can help you to find a treatment centre that offers what you need so give us a call today on 0800 246 1509.