The Landing’s drug & alcohol addiction treatment for men is rooted in a science-based, research-supported clinical model to ensure a healthier, more satisfying life, without addiction.
History of Acupuncture Therapy
The Landing has a variety of recommended therapeutic activities to assist with addiction recovery. Acupuncture is a traditional method of health care that has been practiced in China and other parts of Asia for 2,000 years, using a textbook that is still used today. Acupuncture is based on the correlation of individual locations and superficial energy phenomenon of the body with health supportive functions of our body. It is taught and licensed throughout the U.S.A.
Many popular alternative healing methods are based on similar principles, such as: acupressure, reflexology, reiki, shiatsu, and Qi Gong. Micro-acupuncture uses points on a small part of the body that also shows correlations with balancing and restorative functions. Points on the feet, hands, scalp, and especially the ear are used in this regard. Ear acupuncture is the most common technique used with those struggling with addiction.
Learn More about Acupuncture
More than 2,000 drug and alcohol treatment programs in the U.S. and 40 other countries have added ear acupuncture to their treatment programs. This development is based on the 35-year experience of Lincoln Hospital of Bronx, New York, which delivered 100 acupuncture treatments per day as part of its comprehensive substance disorder program. The nationally-recognized Miami Drug Court is an outgrowth of the Lincoln experience.
Acupuncture provides a foundation for recovery and psycho-social rehabilitation. It is a supportive component of a substance abuse treatment as well as in enabling job readiness.
Several characteristics of acupuncture enhance overall functioning:
- As a non-verbal intervention, it helps in reaching resistant patients.
- It reduces anxiety and agitation while facilitating calm and receptive behavior.
- It helps develop an inner meditative core in even the most troubled and fearful persons.