Acupuncture for Treatment of Drugs, Alcohol and SmokingAcupuncture for Treatment of Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking
Whether it is a street drug such as marijuana, a pharmaceutical like Oxycontin, liquor or tobacco, symptoms of these items vary but can result in a periphery of ailments such as heart disease, lung disease, kidney shut down and liver damage. Psychological challenges can also manifest including paranoia, schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder and many forms of depression. To be able to release yourself from these poisons takes a strong desire to place yourself on a path of healing that you know, deep down, will catapult your quality of life tenfold. At Integrative Med Solutions (IMS), approaching each individual vice is done by using acupuncture and naturopathic medicine. Through these remedies, your body will embrace the true essence of healing from within which is part of the IMS mission statement.

Acupuncture: Re-adjusting the System
Dr. Lisanti, IMS licensed acupuncturist, listens to each individual’s continued challenge of their specific vice or vices of drug, alcohol, and tobacco related struggles. After this assessment he is able to map a specific meridian (point location) protocol to begin re-adjusting stagnant energy. These meridian points vary depending on the specific habit and its duration. Lung (LU2) located just near the outer clavicle (collar bone) is called Yunmen, translated as Cloud Door. This point correlates with alcohol, drug and tobacco withdrawal. The University of Minnesota Medical School performed a placebo-controlled study in 1989 on acupuncture and alcoholism. The results showed that, “…the patients were more likely to complete the program, less likely to express a need for alcohol, and had half the number of both drinking episodes and admissions to a detoxification center. These results were consistent at the end of the 6-month follow-up.”

Detoxification: Purging the System
IMS offers a unique detoxification program under the watchful eye of Dr. Lisanti. It is here where your progress can be safely monitored as you rid your body of built up toxins that could be impeding healthy organ function. Detoxification is vital while your system is strengthened with acupuncture and naturopathic medicine such as botanical medicine, homeopathy and more.

Botanical Medicine: Nature’s Vice Squad
IMS Classical Chinese medicine as well as additional herb and plant remedies can assist with detoxification as well as boost your immune system during drug, alcohol or smoking withdrawal. Some successful herbs taken individually or as a combined tea are skullcap, catnip, chamomile, and peppermint. Others include milk thistle, burdock root and Echinacea.

Nutraceutical Supplementation: Propping Up the System
Because free radicals can increase during use of toxic substances, while the body withdraws and detoxifies it needs nutraceutical supplementation to prop up an otherwise weak constitution. Some nutraceuticals include zinc, selenium, vitamins C and E and beta-carotene are a few of the many supplements that can be administered through Dr. Lisanti’s expertise.

At Integrative Med Solutions, we will design an acupuncture and naturopathic treatment program that works for you.  In many cases, insurance covers portions of the acupuncture treatment. Allow us to support you to achieve optimal health.  To make an appointment or find out more about how acupuncture and naturopathic medicine can benefit you, please call our office at 914.337.2980 or click here to schedule an online appointment.

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