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Holistic Therapy And Treatment

Learning Of Holistic Therapy


Holistic medicine helps patients overcome addiction to drugs when traditional methods are combined with positive changes in their lifestyles.

Holistic addiction therapies utilise the methods of non-medicinal recovery, which are used for complement treatment practices of the traditional variety. Holistic methods helps bring the body, mind and spirit into balance.

Treatment centres that are offering holistic therapy make use of exercise, meditation and nutrition in order to help people overcome their addiction.


The techniques of holistic medicine concentrate on the general person's health through traditional physical treatment of addiction is also present.


Some holistic therapies used are:

  • Yoga
  • Tai chi
  • Meditation
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage therapy
  • Spiritual therapy
  • Scheduled exercises
  • Healthy nutrition
  • Counselling
  • Art therapy

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Treating Addiction Using Holistic Therapy

Holistic therapy focuses on an individual at a time and does not involve medical methods to help the patient. The objective of the therapy is to have holistic therapists treat the physical and the symptoms of mental addiction along with any emotional and nutritional imbalances, which may be present.

Sleeplessness, inadequate nutrition, and mental fatigue are among issues that holistic therapy can address in a patient. The plans offered by holistic therapy are flexible and are catering for the requirements of every individual.


Holistic therapy usually aims to:

  • Find out the psychological issues behind the addiction
  • Strengthening the resistance to cravings
  • Encouraging physical exercises
  • Boost the confidence of the recovering user
  • Decreasing the attractiveness of alcohol and drugs

Some Of The Practices Used In Holistic Treatment

Holistic therapy addresses the various areas that constitute a healthy lifestyle.


Mainly, therapy methods include the following:

  • Therapy For Nutrition
  • One can quickly get over the use of drugs when their bodies are well taken care of nutrition wise.
  • Tangible healing can be provided to recovering addicts by focusing on proper nutrition.
  • 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.
  • There are various activities depending on the centre and some include activities such as hiking, canoeing, climbing and riding horses.
  • Meditation
  • An uncluttered mind is essential to fight addiction.
  • Guided meditation has an important role to play in many holistic treatment programs.
  • As well, most centres provide tai-chi and yoga to practice meditation, which if effective to develop concentration and gain a clear mind.
  • Acupuncture And Massage Sessions
  • Massage is yet another commonly applied holistic treatment method since it helps to relax the body.
  • If one has been using the drugs for sometime, stimulation of the acupoints is another effective way of overcoming the addiction.

The best holistic therapy plans are based on established approaches to addiction healing. Medical supervision often becomes a necessity when looking forward to managing withdrawal symptoms from quitting alcohol and other central nervous system [CNS] depressants.

Some of the practices involved in this technique include:

  • Medically supervised/assisted detoxification
  • Good medical care
  • Individualized psychological counselling

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.


Find A Holistic Treatment Centre Providing Therapy For Addiction

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

Holistic therapy is not a medical treatment and seeks to help the patient balance all areas of life; this works well with other treatment plans for addictions. 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. There are many treatment facilities all over the nation offering individualized treatment plans.

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