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Holistic Treatments That Support Addiction Recovery in Los Angeles

Holistic Treatments That Support Addiction Recovery in Los Angeles

What Does Holistic Mean?

The healthcare industry is turning to complementing standard treatments for many ailments and conditions with holistic or alternative treatment. Substance abuse and treatment centers are also following this trend by incorporating a variety of holistic techniques into recovery programs. As treatment methods for addiction continue to evolve, many experts are noticing how holistic treatments can complement more traditional treatments and help people recover faster.

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Holistic means to treat the “whole person” – body, mind, and spirit – simultaneously. This philosophy can be especially beneficial for those weaning off Zoloft or other medications, as it aims to focus treatment methods on the individual’s overall well-being while treating addiction and withdrawal symptoms. Holistic treatments are valuable for complementing traditional recovery methods and can aid in speeding up the recovery process. Incorporating such treatments into recovery can be instrumental for many people who have difficulty understanding and expressing their feelings and emotions in talk therapy. They are particularly beneficial in dual diagnosis cases where individuals might be dealing with both addiction and mental health concerns, such as the challenges associated with weaning off Zoloft. However, holistic treatments should always be used along with traditional, evidence-based treatment methods and should never replace them

How Holistic Therapies Can Support Addiction Treatment and Recovery

Holistic therapies serve as an encompassing approach, seeking to treat both mental and physical aspects of addiction, alongside addressing nutritional and mood imbalances often resultant from addiction. For many in recovery, issues like lack of sleep, emotional stress, and poor nutrition are common, and holistic treatments can effectively manage these. Furthermore, understanding what is transfer addiction is crucial in this holistic approach to healing. Transfer addiction, which occurs when an individual substitutes one addiction for another (such as transitioning from substance abuse to an eating disorder), necessitates a thorough and integrated treatment plan. Holistic therapies can support recovery from addiction and potentially mitigate the risk of transfer addiction by promoting overall well-being, fostering healthy coping mechanisms, and addressing underlying issues that might contribute to substance abuse or other addictive behaviors in a comprehensive manner:

  • Reducing cravings
  • Reducing the appeal of alcohol and drug use
  • Increase self-confidence and esteem
  • Help identify the underlying causes of addiction
  • Promote a healthy lifestyle with nutrition and physical activity

Many recovery centers offer holistic treatments as part of their program. If you have completed a rehab program and found holistic treatments that resonated with your recovery, the good news is you can continue participating in those therapies back at home in Los Angeles. Or maybe you are interested in exploring some new ones. Some of the holistic therapies you can find in Los Angeles County include:

Nutrition in Addiction Treatment

Addiction can wreak havoc on the body in many ways, including malnutrition. It is important to follow through with good nutrition during recovery, especially with co-occurring disorders such as anxiety and depression. Proper nutrition is important to help heal the body and brain after addiction and reduce symptoms of co-occurring disorders. Addiction can also cause extreme weight loss or weight gain, which can be reversed with the help of a nutritionist.

Nutritionists in Los Angeles

Nutrition in Recovery

Nutrition in Recovery is made up of a group of registered nutritionists who specialize in helping those in recovery. Their goal is to bridge the gap between nutrition and mental health, focusing on nutrition as a holistic approach to aid in mental health recovery, including substance abuse and eating disorders.

2001 S Barrington Ave #101, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Holistic Nutrition by Aaron

Aaron’s personal experience healing his mental health issues with nutrition led him to specialize in just that. There is no standardized approach to holistic nutrition. He tailors a nutrition plan to fit your needs and health goals.

6360 Wilshire Blvd Unit 210, Los Angeles, CA 90048

East Meets West Holistic Center

East Meets West offers various eastern and western modalities. Their nutrition department uses holistic treatments, science-based alternative therapy, and nutrition to heal and prevent illnesses, and detox the body. Their Strategic Nutritionist-Dietician uses blood analysis and in-depth consultation to create a personalized nutrition plan.

5820 Wilshire Blvd Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Acupuncture for Addiction Treatment

Acupuncture can help treat various issues surrounding drug and alcohol addiction. It can help reduce withdrawal symptoms, subdue cravings, help treat co-occurring disorders like depression and anxiety, and raise endorphin levels that are shot due to addiction. It can also be a good alternative to painkillers, which may not be an option for many in treatment for substance abuse. Acupuncture helps relieve various aches and pain that may still be present during recovery or be caused by the body detoxing. Acupuncture is a great adjunct therapy to addiction, but should not be relied on solely for recovery.

Los Angeles Acupuncturists

Mulberry Leaf Acupuncture and Wellness

Located in North Hollywood, this small private practice specializes in addiction treatment and is a good option for those who feel overwhelmed in larger clinics. Dr. Aleksandra Dianova treats many conditions using acupuncture, herbal medicine, and massage therapy.

14025 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Art of Wellness Acupuncture

Art of Wellness specializes in addiction treatment and uses the NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) protocol which helps to address the emotional, psychological, and physical symptoms of addiction. The NADA protocol is widely used in acupuncture treatment for PTSD and substance abuse. They also offer other healing modalities that fall into Traditional Chinese Medicine, including cupping, tui na, and nutrition therapy.

11704 Wilshire Blvd #295, Los Angeles, CA 90025

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Westside Acupuncture and Wellness

Ricardo Miranda, L.Ac., is a board-certified acupuncturist who treats addiction and mental health disorders. Many addiction centers emphasize the importance of dual diagnosis and treating co-occurring disorders for long-term recovery. Acupuncture is one of the ways you can help treat mental health disorders.

11860 Wilshire Blvd #300, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Yoga for Addiction Treatment

Many addiction recovery programs incorporate daily exercise to relieve stress, build a routine, and strengthen the body. Yoga is not only a great way to get exercise but also helps relieve stress and reduce pain. Many addiction programs are incorporating yoga into their treatment plans. It can help reduce withdrawal symptoms and cravings, prevent relapse, and provide a coping outlet for potential triggers. It can also help rebalance the body-mind connection that may have been affected by drug and alcohol abuse.

Yoga Studios in Los Angeles

Laughing Frog Yoga

Living up to their name, they keep things light and fun. Offers a wide variety of yoga including vinyasa, yin, restorative, and more eclectic classes with goats or puppies. They also aim to build a community by organizing hikes, bike rides, and beach days for their members.

12217 Santa Monica Blvd #205, Los Angeles, CA 90025

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Kinship Yoga

Offering much more than yoga, Kinship Yoga also has medication classes and hot yoga. They schedule various workshops and events including an emotional support circle every first Monday of the month and transformative breathwork classes.

5612 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Massage Therapy for Addiction Treatment

Massage therapy is commonly used during the withdrawal process to help with aches and pains and the detox process. It also helps release the ‘feel good hormone’ that the body may be having difficulty producing on its own after addiction. CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a part of massage therapy that can be very beneficial in treating trauma. CST helps pinpoint where agitation is coming from and then be able to relax the body.

Los Angeles Massage Therapists

Mellow Massage

Mellow Massage has various locations in California, including this one in the Hollywood area. They aim to strengthen the mind, body, and soul through massage therapy and meditation.

1011 Cole Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Healing Hands Wellness Center

Healing Hands offers many modalities including massage, acupuncture, and chiropractic care. They aim to offer a day spa-type atmosphere without the price tag. They want to make holistic care attainable for everyone.

414 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004

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Tikkun Holistic Spa

Combining healing practices from both Eastern and Western medicine, they offer a holistic approach that not only promotes relaxation and pampering but also aims to heal on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels.

1460 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Whole Person Addiction Treatment at Resurgence Behavioral Health

At Resurgence Behavioral Health in Los Angeles California, we combine holistic therapy for addiction together with traditional therapy. We see how beneficial many of these holistic therapies including acupuncture, massage therapy, yoga, and nutrition can greatly increase our clients’ chances of long-term recovery.

As always, every treatment plan is tailored to each client which may include various holistic treatments as well as traditional therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy. We want every person who walks through our doors to have the best chance of long-term recovery. At Resurgence, you can heal your body, mind, and spirit, while gaining a new, healthy life balance. If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, please give us a call today and learn more about our holistic addiction treatment program.

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