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Holistic Therapy And Treatment

Defining Holistic Therapy


Applying holistic therapy to enhance traditional methods of treatment, an addict might find help.

Holistic addiction therapies utilise the methods of non-medicinal recovery, which are used for complement treatment practices of the traditional variety. The body, spirit and mind are also comprehensively used in this technique to help cure an addition.

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.


One can overcome an addiction and also get into proper health practices in the end when they are on the holistic treatment program.


Holistic Therapies May Include The Following:

  • Yoga practice
  • Tai chi
  • Guided meditation
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage therapy
  • Religious approach
  • Routine exercise
  • Good nutrition
  • Counselling
  • Art therapy

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Holistic Methods In Addiction Treatment

The methods used for addiction recovery feature holistic therapy programs, which are personalised and non-medical. Areas of treatment include the physical symptoms of addiction, emotional disturbances, and nutritional discrepancies.

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.


Holistic therapy usually aims to:

  • Revealing the hidden addiction causes
  • Building up a resistance to drug cravings
  • Getting the person's body back in shape
  • Give the patient their self-confidence back
  • Reducing the appeal of drugs and/or alcohol abuse

Types Of Holistic Dependency Therapies

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


The main practices involve:

  • Nutritive Treatment
  • Successful recovery is much easier if a person has a healthy body.
  • Good nutrition will provide the recovering drug user with a change that they'll be able to see.
  • Patients recovering from addiction may at any time start to provide themselves with the food they need for successful healing.
  • Use Of Exercises and Recreational Activities
  • 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.
  • Different types of activities are offered including; rock-climbing, canoeing, horseback riding, or hiking.
  • Meditation
  • An uncluttered mind is essential to fight addiction.
  • Supervised meditation is an integral section of most holistic plans for addiction treatment.
  • 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.
  • If one has been using the drugs for sometime, stimulation of the acupoints is another effective way of overcoming the addiction.

Traditional treatment methods always provide the basis on which effective holistic treatment programs are designed. Medical supervision often becomes a necessity when looking forward to managing withdrawal symptoms from quitting alcohol and other central nervous system [CNS] depressants.

Holistic therapy may be used at the same time as:

  • Detoxification program with medical supervision
  • Comprehensive medical care
  • Personal psychological support

Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are also some of the effective strategies of stopping drug use.


Locating A Holistic Therapy Facility For Dependency Treatment

Most holistic rehabilitation centres provide holistic methods both as their outpatient and inpatient treatments.

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.


All types of drug and alcohol addictions can be overcome by using the different techniques. Many rehab centres all over the country offer their treatment programs that can be changed according to specific requirements.

Welcome to call us on 0800 246 1509 and choose a treatment centre offering holistic treatment.