What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese technique that has helped many people struggling with addiction get on the road to recovery. At Mountainside, acupuncture is a key offering in our Wellness programming. To learn more about what acupuncture is and how it can help an individual’s addiction treatment, watch this short video.


What is acupuncture? A form of traditional Chinese medicine that is based on the theory that energy, also known as “chi,” flows through the body. Trained practitioners stimulate energy flow throughout the body by carefully inserting ultra-thin needles into the skin. A good flow of energy is said to promote health.

Acupuncture reduces stress, anxiety, and depression, and improves focus and quality of sleep. It also helps with headaches, muscle pain, high blood pressure, and digestive problems. Studies have shown that it is an effective tool in treating a wide variety of chronic diseases and conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, back pain, nerve paralysis, obesity, and substance abuse.

To learn more about acupuncture and how holistic treatments can help your recovery, visit: mountainside.com/mind-body-spirit.

If you or a loved one needs help, call Mountainside at 888 833 4676 to speak with one of our admissions specialists. We can help you get the treatment you need to overcome your addiction.

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