Addiction is a general term meaning dependency. Addiction to anything including cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, drugs, internet, tea and coffee, but is addiction a disease? And is addiction a mental or physical illness?

Regardless of the cause of addiction, it can be said that addiction affects the mind and body of the addict and has various side effects. The addicted person is always looking for a way to treat and eliminate this dependence, according to his / her knowledge of the complications and problems that have occurred to him / her.


Addicted people try different ways, some of which are successful and some of which are unsuccessful, but surely the success of any method requires strong will and heartfelt desire.

No matter what method the addict chooses to quit, due to the dependence of neurological and hormonal receptors, the person will suffer from symptoms such as headache, insomnia, anxiety, restlessness, body aches and lack of concentration.

Among the problems in which the use of acupuncture has been proven is helping to quit addiction, including smoking, drugs and alcohol, and eliminating the symptoms of addiction, as well as preventing re-temptation to use these substances.

Acupuncture is one of the methods that can reduce the level of morphine in the body through various mechanisms and thus reduce a person’s dependence on drugs and be effective in treating and eliminating withdrawal symptoms, including the above, in a completely uncomplicated manner. Acupuncture is a regulatory treatment that can regulate the imbalance of organs in the body.

In Chinese medicine, yin and yang are mentioned as the opposite forces for the distribution of forces and the balance of the body, and the health of the body is achieved when there is a balance between these two forces, any disturbance of the balance between these two forces. Disrupts the body’s vital energy flow.

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The body’s vital energy flows in certain pathways and the basis of acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points in these pathways called the disciples and is vital energy to help regulate movement.

Because addiction upsets the body’s balance and normal functioning, acupuncture can help you quit by restoring this balance. Acupuncture can be effective in detoxification from drugs during detoxification as an adjunct treatment.

Stimulation of acupuncture points can release chemical mediators from nerve terminals, including endorphins.

Endorphins are a natural narcotic-like substance in the body that, in addition to its analgesic and sedative effects, can replace the drug for the body’s receptors, thus helping to quit addiction.

Acupuncture also affects the neurological and chemical status of the brain and can be effective in treating various psychiatric problems with different mechanisms.

In fact, addiction can be considered a psychiatric illness from one point of view. Acupuncture can reduce anxiety, depression, restlessness, insomnia and other problems caused by quitting and acts as a natural and uncomplicated sedative. At the same time reduce the temptation to use drugs or cigarettes again.

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