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Getting To Know About Holistic Therapy


Holistic therapies have become an important part of the battle to stay clean since they've encouraged many people to live healthier lives by changing their lifestyles.

Holistic therapy treatments are used side by side to other treatments. The objective of holistic recovery is to bring the mind, body and the spirit into an alignment.

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


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


Some holistic therapies used are:

  • Yoga
  • Tai chi
  • Guided meditation
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage therapy
  • Spiritual therapy
  • Routine exercise
  • Good nutrition
  • Psychiatric counselling
  • The methods of art therapy

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The Use Of Holistic Therapy For Dependency

Techniques customized to fit each client is used in this form of treatment. 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. The needs of the individual guide the plans for the holistic therapy that is used.


Holistic therapy aims to assist in:

  • Revealing the hidden addiction causes
  • Help the recovering user to better deal with their cravings
  • Getting the person's body back in shape
  • Boost the confidence of the recovering user
  • Reducing the appeal of drugs and/or alcohol abuse

Categories Of Holistic Therapy For Addiction

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


Some of the main therapies include:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Exercise And Recreational Therapy
  • Exercising daily can assist in building a helpful routine which can relieve stress and strengthen the body.
  • In holistic therapy, this is one of the main practices that should never be avoided.
  • Active recreations in centres may be different , but many of them include canoeing, mountaineering, horse riding and walking.
  • Meditation
  • A clear mind is important when trying to recover from addiction.
  • Many holistic rehab programs feature guided meditation.
  • The mind can also be relaxed when a person take part in karate and such kinds of activities.
  • Acupuncture And Massage Sessions
  • Massage is frequently applied within holistic approach to treatment, because it helps get rid of stress and tranquilize the body.
  • If one has been using the drugs for sometime, stimulation of the acupoints is another effective way of overcoming the addiction.

Traditional addiction treatment methods which are most effective are used by holistic recovery programs that took forward to build up on them. Medical supervision often becomes a necessity when looking forward to managing withdrawal symptoms from quitting alcohol and other central nervous system [CNS] depressants.

Traditional treatment methods that are usually included in holistic treatment programs include:

  • Detoxification program with medical supervision
  • Comprehensive medical care
  • Individualized psychological counselling

Most of recovering patients as well participate in groups of 12-step program (e.g. Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous) to get psychological assistance.


Find A Holistic Treatment Centre Providing Therapy For Addiction

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

The philosophy behind holistic therapy is simple. It aims to locate and maintain a balance in all aspects of life and is compatible with various addiction treatment methods. 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 therapy can be important in treating addiction no matter how severe as long as these therapies are paired with key conventional treatment methods. You can find a treatment program that is designed based on your needs in many treatment centres near you.

Call us now on 0800 246 1509 to find a drug rehab centre which also offers holistic therapy.