The disease of addiction is multi-factorial having genetic, metabolic, environmental, psychological and spiritual components. Addictions are our way to compensate for not feeling good about who we
are. We seek temporary feelings of being satisfied and peaceful through substances or activities. It has been estimated that up to 20% of our nation’s population suffers from one of the following five addictions:
Work, Food, Sex, Gambling and Chemical (nicotine, alcohol, drugs (both illegal and prescription), and even caffeine).
We can rebuild the normal “feeling good” pathways to your brain. It is possible
to reset and rebuild your nervous system through the use of nutriceuticals, chiropractic techniques, and auriculotherapy.
These protocols can break the addiction cycles for the person who is ready and willing to make a change.
Nutriceuticals are nutrients used at levels to achieve pharmaceutical like changes in the body. They consist of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. In specific combination, these nutrients have been found to be
effective in the treatment of addiction. They work by increasing the levels of chemistry in the brain necessary to make specific neurotransmitters. These same neurotransmitters are also seen in Attention Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder. These messengers communicate to the brain a feeling of calmness and well being.
medicine has begun its second hundred years with break through research in addictive/compulsive disorders. Chiropractic’s natural non-drug approach has been well recognized over the past one hundred years.
Included in this, is the recent finding that the
Torque Release Technique has been shown to have a positive effect on brain function. The adjustment is a gentle procedure designed to have maximum benefit from minimum input.
Utilizing specific adjustments
in conjunction with auriculotherapy and nutriceuticals has given the field of addiction and compulsive disorders an alternative to current drug therapy. This approach can be used safely with most current traditional
forms of therapy.
Auriculotherapy: Auriculotherapy is similar to ear acupuncture but it uses no needles. A microcurrent stimulation is placed on reflex points on the outside of the ear. These points then send a message to the brain based on the location of the reflex point being treated. Most people feel only a tiny tingling at the ear reflex points during the treatment.
Imagine your brain as a computer. Inside this computer is a “map” of the body. This “map” is like using a computer’s keyboard or mouse to gain entrance into the system. With this system we are able to
directly treat a number of problems and conditions through the “brain’s computer”.
If you have any questions or know someone who could benefit from this information, please give us a call, we’ll be happy