The idea that the mind and body are connected, and that conditions affecting one can impact the other, goes far back in human history. In fact, the separation of mental illness from physical illness, and the creation of different disciplines to treat each, is a fairly recent development in human history. However, as more research is conducted into the connections between the brain and the body, scientists have assembled a growing body of evidence that demonstrates the impact of mental changes on physical well-being and vice versa.
Substance Abuse – The Mind-Body Connection
Acupuncture, Massage and Chiropractic Therapy for Addiction Treatment
These techniques – which include acupuncture, massages and chiropractic applications – are implemented to keep our clients motivated throughout their recovery. Pain and discomfort can make rehab unnecessarily difficult, and these physiological therapies help offset any lingering withdrawal symptoms, improve sleep, circulation and overall physical health. In fact, our Seaside Palm Beach research team has seen physiological therapies play a critical role in the recovery of numerous individuals, in addition to the more traditional psychological therapies that substance abuse treatment has always relied upon.