Researchers say that acupuncture is a promising treatment for all types of addiction, from cigarettes to heroin.

In one study, a team from Yale University successfully used auricular (ear) acupuncture to treat cocaine addiction.

Results showed that 54.8 percent of participants tested cocaine-free during the final week of treatment, compared to 23.5 percent and 9.1 percent in the two control groups.

Those who completed acupuncture treatment also had longer periods of sustained abstinence compared to participants in the control groups.

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Acupuncture treatments for addiction recovery focus on jitters, cravings, irritability and restlessness – symptoms that people commonly complain about when they quit. It also aids in relaxation and detoxification.

Regardless how effective acupuncture or other methods are, the most important elements in overcoming addition are one’s will-power, a sense of dedication, and perseverance, all of which are directly derived from the strength of one’s KIDNEYS.