Acupuncture Lowers Meth Withdrawal Symptoms

Acupuncture Lowers Meth Withdrawal Symptoms - Natural Awakenings North Texas - Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex NorthResearch from China published earlier this year in the journal Chinese Acupuncture& Moxibustion suggests that electro-acupuncture and auricular acupuncture— also called ear acupuncture— can alleviate symptoms of withdrawal from methamphetamine addiction.




For four weeks, 90 patients attempting to withdraw from methamphetamine use received either electro-acupuncture, ear acupuncture or no treatment. Compared with the no-treatment group, those given electro-acupuncture and ear acupuncture treatments showed significant reductions in anxiety, depression and withdrawal symptoms. Between the two acupuncture treatments, the electro-acupuncture group did better during withdrawals than the auricular group.

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