At Bradford Oasis detox clinic, we offer auricular acupuncture to all of our patients as part of our holistic treatment. Auricular acupuncture has been recognised around the world and promoted by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association as an evidence based treatment that aids detoxification from alcohol and all manner of substances and compulsive behaviours.
Bradford Oasis have a very experienced nurse that is fully qualified and has had years of experience in delivering and administering this specialised treatment to our patients.
Auricular acupuncture can be used in a variety of clinical settings, and has been proven to be beneficial in assisting the detoxification process.
An original holistic Chinese medicine, it has been around for many, many years and also proven to help with the psychological and emotional aspects of addiction and its common co-occurring illnesses.
This specialist holistic therapy should only ever be delivered within a clinical setting and by someone who is proficient and fully qualified to do so. Our nurse takes every safety precaution and follows a strict protocol when administering this treatment. Our clients are often apprehensive as the process involves needles, but it is pain free and the benefits speak for themselves. Our nurse will play relaxing music and dim the lighting to enhance the relaxing experience for our patients.
The length of the treatment depends on the individual; at any point the patient can ask for the needles to be removed, but generally lasts for 25-60 minutes.
The auricular ear is the outer section of the ear; each auricular point where a clinical and sterilized needle is inserted, assists in the reduction of cravings, detoxification, aids relaxation and assists in emotional and psychological healing.
The needles are inserted gently just below the skin, one at a time. The skin of the outer ear is sterilised in preparation beforehand. All needles are disposed of immediately after removal into a clinical needle waste deposit bin. The patient will sit comfortably in a chair whilst the needles are put in place; they are very fine and made of stainless steel. Very little discomfort, if any at all, is felt by the patient. If any discomfort is felt on the insertion of the needle at any of the points, the nurse will immediately remove it. Auricular acupuncture also helps with anxiety, stress, sleep disorders, aggressiveness and compulsive behaviour.
Auricular acupuncture needles are inserted into 5 main points in the outer ear for the following specific benefits for those detoxifying from alcohol, all manner of drugs or compulsive behaviours:
In addition to the above benefits, it also curbs cravings, increases patient retention during detox, eases uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms and pain, regulates emotions and sleep and decreases anxiety and stress.
For more information on our auricular acupuncture holistic therapy, or any other aspect of our detoxification programme, please call us today for help and immediate assistance.