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A Study in Acupuncture’s Effectiveness in Treating Addiction

In 1974, the director of the detox program at Lincoln Memorial Hospital in the Bronx supervised a study involving the use of a combination of acupuncture and methadone in heroin addicts. Methadone is a synthetic opioid used to help wean addicts off of other addictive opioids.

The project continued for four years. Several hundred patients in the methadone/ acupuncture program were gradually detoxified. Eventually, acupuncture was found to be so effective in treating heroin addiction that it replaced the methodone completely.

Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation provides experienced New Jersey Certified Acupuncturists. We also offer an open, welcoming, and stress-free environment for those who are searching for a healthier lifestyle through holistic treatment. We incorporate massage therapy and other services to help patients cope with major life changes.

If you have been attempting to beat an addiction, the acupuncturists at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation can be an extremely helpful part of the process. Please contact our facility for a consultation to discuss acupuncture’s role in ending addiction.