More and more, people interested in healthy ways to cope with addiction explore homeopathic coping skills and other means of reducing anxiety. Homeopaths have used their methods for treating a wide range of physical and mental illnesses for over 200 years. But do these methods work for addiction or anxiety and how do you use them?
How does Homeopathy Help with Addiction-related Anxiety?
Anxiety is common in substance abuse and addiction as well as being present in otherwise healthy daily life. Millions of people experience anxiety on a daily basis. For many, it is important to find natural ways to cope with this anxiety. Homeopathy provides some of these natural methods to add to your other coping skills learned from targeted addiction therapies.
Homeopathy is similar to holistic therapies. It is a type of natural medicine that treats the whole person, rather than just the ailment. This science uses natural approaches to restore balance to the body and provide for your needs.
For a homeopath to treat your anxiety, they must gain an understanding of your personality, anxiety experiences, activity level and general state of being. So the approach is very individualized and remedies vary widely from person to person. Instead of treating your symptoms, your homeopath is treating your experience with those symptoms.
Homeopathic therapies that could accompany addiction treatment could include:
- Aromatherapy and essential oils
- Nutritional therapy and diet planning
- Exercise and Recreational Therapy
- Tai chi
- Yoga and guided meditation
Combining Homeopathy with Other Addiction Treatment Methods
Homeopathy is not an addiction treatment method on its own. However, using these natural medicines or methods is a type of alternative medicine. But this approach is not one proven effective in treating substance abuse, anxiety or other problems associated with addiction. This means that you should not focus all of your treatment on homeopathy.
You can add homeopathic approaches to proven treatments in a quality rehab program, however. In fact, homeopathy works well with the 12-step recovery model and other addiction therapy services. You learn coping skills for anxiety in addiction treatment and can add homeopathic methods for your anxiety if desired. You just need to not rely on homeopathy, alone, as your treatment should access all of the resources available to you.
Can Homeopathy Help My Addiction Recovery?
No one knows for certain whether homeopathy works. In fact, many doctors claim that any successes in the use of homeopathy actually point to coincidence. But if you believe in homeopathy, using these natural approaches will not likely cause harm in your recovery. Gateway Foundation Swansea provides you with access to every avalable resource. The key is to use these methods in moderation with proven approaches. Combine some of these methods, for example acupuncture treatment in Swansea, with traditional addiction treatment and evaluate your results.
To learn more about addiction treatment and homeopathic or other natural methods, call Gateway Foundation Swansea at 618.234.9002. Gateway Foundation has helped millions of Americans achieve strong recovery and can help you, too. Take the first step to recovery today.