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Drug addiction treatment – Acupressure


There are several ways to do acupressure, and you’ll need to try different methods to discover what feels best to you. Acupuncture points are about 0.5 mm diameter, so you’ll have to be precise if you want good effect.  If your fingers or hands get tired while trying to apply acupressure, you can use a prop like a the rubber eraser of a pencil, a golf ball or a blunt object that is at least 3-4 mm thick.

Basically, there are two main principles in acupressure.  You reinforce a pressure point to bring energy to it, or you reduce a pressure point to remove energy blocks. You can reinforce and reduce the same acupressure points to both bring energy and remove energy blockage. They don’t cancel each other out.

To reduce an acupressure point, continually press and move your index finger (or another finger if you get tired) in a counterclockwise circles on the point. To reinforce a pressure point, you can apply firm pressure using your fingers, palms, or knuckles to a pressure point for one to several minutes. Or, you can rub the pressure point vigorously to increase circulation to the area.  You can also try to quick tap a pressure point with your fingertips or fist to stimulate the muscles. To get a full effect, apply pressure for at least 30 seconds; preferably 1-2 minutes is best.


Anxiety: 16, 19, 36, 40, 43
Common Cold: 4, 17, 52, 59
Fatigue: 24, 31, 36, 59
Greater body efficiency: 36, 45, 56
Headache – general: 1, 50, 58, 59
Headache – forehead: 1, 59
Headache – top of head: 42, 49
Headache – temples: 2, 58
Headache – back of head: 42, 50
Insomnia: 16, 19, 40, 43, 55
Stress & emotional imbalance: 16, 19, 20, 36, 40, 55
front.gifQuit smoking: 5, 17, 20, 36, 45
Quit drinking alcohol: 4, 16, 19, 36, 40

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18 Responses to “Drug addiction treatment – Acupressure
7:21 am December 26th, 2008

Many a drug addiction treatment center is established in America. They offer many recovery programs and facilities to patients of psychological disorders. Professionals and experienced therapists cure the diseases at centers. I am not sure that treatment should focus on the body… drug treatment is a psychological treatment of a victim.

11:29 am December 28th, 2008

I think that, ideally, treatment centers should SIMULTANEOUSLY treat mind and body. So my idea is not that the body replaces the mind, but should be considered at the same time during any treatment for addiction.

Drug Rehab
7:49 am February 14th, 2009

One thing is for sure if you are trying to break a habit such as drug addiction, a change of environment should be at the top of the list as far as solutions. Due to these factors, attending a drug rehab close to home is seldom the correct treatment option for chronic drug abusers. It is extremely therapeutic to be distanced from the people they used drugs with, drug dealers, and the surroundings that can continue to stimulate their past addictive behaviors.

3:44 pm April 16th, 2009

Accupunture and massage therapy are beginning to show up in alot of hollistic programs thesedays. A great way to find them is by using a facility locator service.

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8:24 am May 27th, 2009

For me, the best way of treatment of a drug addict was rehabilitation. this is base on my opinion.


7:28 pm June 9th, 2009

Make sure there is a balance between physical and metal health when it comes to kicking drug and alcohol addiction. There are a great deal of physical discomforts that happen when stopping the intake of narcotics. There needs to be some relief and giving them more drugs is not the ideal solution for the problem. We use Chiropractic methods of relieving never pains from the withdrawals. Im curious how these methods effect the process.

10:33 pm June 21st, 2009

My daughter was released from an adolescent in-patient substance abuse facility on her 18 birthday and has been home for 1 month. She was in intensive out patient and relapsed on her 3rd week home. Her drug of choice was roxies. It has been a week since her relapse and she has been ok. She has an appointment with CARP out patient treatment in a couple of weeks. She attends one out patient per week and one on one with a clinician once a week. Any advice.

4:14 pm June 25th, 2009

Hi Salena. I’m sorry to hear the news about your daughter. I’d suggest that you check out Al-Anon. There, you can learn about how to cope with a loved one who is using. Your daughter must choose recovery. Have you thought about asking her to find another place to live if she is using?

4:46 am June 30th, 2009

i just found out i am pregnant… i have been addicted to vicodin now for almost a year. physically i am not addicted- it is mainly the high. i feel i cannot go through a day without being high on pills. this is devastating to me, as i used to be happy. i don’t really drink, i never used street drugs… i just never thought that this would happen to me. i was having severe muscle spasms and back pain, and then this all started. i am hoping that someone may know of a pressure point i can use on myself while at work when a craving hits. any help? i don’t see my doctor until july 20th and i am going to begin the taper off the meds. any help would be greatly appreciated. thank you!

4:57 am August 12th, 2009

Drug addiction is a pathological condition. The disorder of addiction involves the progression of acute drug use to the development of drug-seeking behavior

Sandy Swiss
6:19 pm July 15th, 2010

I’m a recovering addict and my struggle still continues. My family has been amazing with helping my recovery and comes with me to my meetings.

1:28 pm August 6th, 2010

Hi Maria. I’m so sorry that it’s taken so long for me to respond. I’ve been on an extended maternity leave now for a year. I’d suggest that you see a certified acupuncturist to really help work with cravings. You might try looking for someone in your area by using these trusted directories:

NCCOAM: http://www.nccaom.org/find/index.html
AAMA: http://www.medicalacupuncture.org/
AAAOM: http://www.aaaomonline.org/

10:03 pm September 28th, 2010

i going to tell you something about addiction. it is a disease, mental one, and my problem is that I am a addict rehab. i don’t know how i became one. i don’t like to drink alchool, but i do it just to be treated. i want to escape from this nightmare. all of you stay strong!!

Reid Carrel
9:41 am October 27th, 2010

I’m onto day two. again. Yesterday was good at first, but then partner and I had a disagreement during the night, I’m so depressed now, I know I don’t want any weed, I really don’t, but wish that I could get out of my head, I can’t shut it up, it hurts.

9:38 pm June 18th, 2011

Great article! One thing that is changing is that in the past, Acupressure therapists charge $75-$150 per session. Now, you can get acupressure products in the market that let you leverage foot reflexology and accupressure at home. I’m thinking of a mat that has a pyramid to apply the right amount of pressure on the center of your foot. The mat is easy to use – you walk on it in less than 5 minutes per day.

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Lydia @ Addiction Blog
5:12 pm February 15th, 2017

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11:23 am March 23rd, 2018

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