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We are not your standard detox center as not all detox centers are created equal. In the past, before addiction was understood, addicts were treated like criminals. We don’t force any way of life on our patients because our methods are updated and that is why we stand out. We provide much more than the bare minimum.
Here at Agape Detox, you will benefit from alternative and holistic therapies such as yoga, chiropractic services, physical therapy, massage, and acupuncture. Our evidence-based addiction treatment services meet the specific medical, mental, social, occupational, and family needs of our patients individually.
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Yoga offers mind-body awareness programming and is very beneficial in addiction treatment. Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Yoga uses breathing techniques, exercise, and meditation. It helps to improve health and happiness. It is used to modify the mind. Its original design was created to train the body and mind to self-observe and become aware of their own nature. The purposes of yoga were to cultivate discernment, awareness, self-regulation and higher consciousness in the individual. The goal, with yoga, is to give addicts the skills they need to learn in order to tolerate the uncomfortable feelings and sensations that can lead to relapses.
Chiropractic therapy is a complementary and alternative medicine that is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine. Chiropractors use hands-on spinal manipulation and other alternative treatments, the theory being that proper alignment of the body’s musculoskeletal structure, particularly the spine, will enable the body to heal itself without surgery or medication.
Chiropractic care is primarily used as a pain relief alternative for muscles, joints, bones, and connective tissue, such as cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. It is sometimes used in conjunction with conventional medical treatment. Noninvasive protocols for detoxification using painless neuro-repatterning techniques such as cranial nerve stimulation to prevent cravings and anxiety can be administered for a patient to go through the detoxification process with maximum comfort.
Physical Therapy is the treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods such as massage, heat treatment, and exercise. Physical therapists, sometimes called PTs can help injured or ill addicts improve their movement and manage their pain. These therapists are often an important part of rehabilitation, treatment, and prevention of patients with chronic conditions, illnesses, or injuries that many struggling addicts suffer from. Since addiction can be all-devouring, the overall general health of the addict is neglected. Some of the most common problems addicts suffer from are pain, dietary inadequacies, debilitations, and muscle atrophy, all of which can be treated with the exercise and massage elements of physical therapy.
Massage is the manipulation of soft tissues in the body. Massage techniques are commonly applied with hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearms, feet, or a device. The purpose of massage is to relax the tissue, increase the flow of blood and oxygen, and decrease body stress or pain. The healing phase in the wake of detox is also a challenge as addict patients learn to cope with their actions and feelings while still suffering bodily symptoms. Aching muscles and stress can be undergone months after detox, hence why healing massages for addiction recovery are so advantageous.
Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine and a key component of traditional Chinese medicine in which thin needles are inserted into the body. Acupuncture is a complementary medical practice that entails stimulating certain points on the body to alleviate pain or to help treat various health conditions. Often you won’t feel the needles being inserted, because they are thin and gently inserted. Once a needle reaches its intended depth, you’re likely to feel a mild, dull ache or a slight tingling sensation or may also feel a heavy or electric sensation.
Feelings of warmth may arise at the acupuncture points. Receiving acupuncture is a relaxing, energy-grounding experience, and your energy level may rise in the hours and days following treatment. Acupuncture helps with stress and anxiety, trauma and withdrawals. Auricular acupuncture or acu-detox, is the exact method that entails inserting needles into a patient’s ear which is what eases the withdrawal symptoms.