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Holistic Therapy Overview

Knowledge Of Holistic Therapy


Holistic therapies are one way through which a person can get over the dependency on the drugs.

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.

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 practice
  • Chinese tai chi chuan
  • Guided meditation
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage therapy
  • Spiritual therapy
  • Scheduled exercises
  • Proper nutrition
  • Counselling
  • Art therapy

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Treating Addiction Using Holistic Therapy

The methods used for addiction recovery feature holistic therapy programs, which are personalised and non-medical. Holistic doctors treat not only symptoms of mental and physical addiction but also nutritional and emotional problems.

Holistic therapy can help a recovering addict by dealing with any potential obstacles such as lack of sleep, poor diet and emotional stress. Holistic therapy treatment plans are individualized and easy to follow.


Holistic therapy aims to assist in:

  • Discovering the cause of the addiction
  • Help the recovering user to better deal with their cravings
  • Improve the physical health of patient
  • Boosting the self-esteem of the person
  • Decreasing the attractiveness of alcohol and drugs

Examples Of Holistic Therapies Used To Treat Addiction

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


The main practices involve:

  • Therapy For Nutrition
  • One requires being healthy in body to recover from other afflictions.
  • Tangible healing can be provided to recovering addicts by focusing on proper nutrition.
  • The human body needs proper nutrition so as to be able to recover well and this can allow the recovering users to start on a strong base.
  • Recreational Activities And Sport
  • Apart from helping to ease stress and make the body strong, regular exercise helps to create a routine.
  • Most holistic centres consider exercise as an important aspect on 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.
  • Reflection
  • A clear mind is essential for recovering addicts who are looking forward to overcoming their addiction.
  • In holistic therapy, taking part in reflection is one way through which you can stop the urge to using the drugs.
  • Some meditation practices offered include yoga and tai chi to aid in remaining focused and clearing the mind.
  • Acupuncture And Massage Therapy
  • 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 best holistic therapy plans are based on established approaches to addiction healing. Special medical control is necessary to supervise quitting manifestations after giving up alcohol and during use of CNS (central nervous system) debilitates.

Traditional methods added by holistic techniques include:

  • Detoxification
  • Professional medical assistance
  • Counselling sessions

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.


Locating A Holistic Therapy Facility For Dependency Treatment

Lots of drug rehab treatment facilities include holistic therapy in the treatment of their in and outpatients.

This is mainly because it is effective when used with the other known techniques of overcoming drug addiction. 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.


Holistic treatment paired with psychological guidance and professionally undertaken detoxification, can cope with very difficult situations of addiction. 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.