“It’s given my mind the ability to heal itself from obsessive thoughts and negative thinking patterns.”
“Helps me with coming off methadone, my detox symptoms and also with anxiety”
“It creates inner peace so I am nicer to myself and those around me. I feel more balanced and way less anxious.”
“Great for wellbeing in sobriety”
Recovery Without Walls’ acupuncture group sessions are led by licensed practitioners who specialize in acudetox. Sessions are held at the RWW office in Falmouth and various off-site locations throughout the Cape.
Upon arrival, clients are asked to fill out a brief questionnaire. Then, they are seated in a comfortable, reclining chair and given a nice yoga blanket. The licensed practitioner who is leading the session will greet each individual and answer any questions they may have. When ready, the practitioner will tap the acupuncture needles into the outer ear.
This process is virtually painless. Sometimes, individuals may feel a slight pinch or tingling, but this typically subsides quickly. Soft, relaxing music is played and the practitioner encourages everyone to close their eyes. Clients then have 35-40 minutes to relax and let the acupuncture take effect. People may fall asleep, daydream, meditate or silently recite positive affirmations… or just be. Whatever feels most comfortable.
At the end of the session, the practitioner will gently remove the acupuncture needles and individuals will reacclimate to their surroundings. Before leaving, clients will fill out another brief questionnaire about their acupuncture experience. We collect basic data to improve our practices and prove the efficacy of this underutilized mode of healing. Names are never shared.
It all starts with a choice.
One choice can make all the difference. Choosing to try acupuncture will open more doors than you can even imaginable. By saying “yes” to even one session of acupuncture, you are giving yourself the opportunity to heal. You are putting yourself first and showing yourself that you want to get better.
You have the power to heal your mind, body and soul. You have the power to change your life.
Say YES to healing. Say YES to acupuncture.
A reset for the craving brain.
The craving brain is constantly in overdrive, drumming up any number of thoughts, scenarios and situations. These can feel inescapable, but acupuncture can help. Acupuncture is proven to greatly reduce anxiety and allow the brain to slow down and relax even in the midst of intense withdrawal symptoms, bouts of anxiety or extreme stress. It helps quiet the chatter of the mind that is so strongly correlated with cravings and the misuse of substances. Acupuncture gives individuals a chance to unwind, reset and continue with their recovery.
Organizations like Yale School of Medicine, Columbia University1 and Recovery Without Walls have all proven that acupuncture is incredibly effective in the treatment of addiction and prevention of relapse. This is a science that we don’t really understand but what we do know is that it works. And that is what matters.
Data confirms that our method of acupuncture reduces all 5 precursors to relapse and helps individuals feel more grounded. 99% of our clients report less anxiety, less cravings and less desire to use after each acupuncture session.
The impressive efficacy of acupuncture is a firm reminder that sometimes, all it takes is saying ‘yes’ to the possibility of healing. Just one session of acupuncture can prevent relapse, which means someone’s sobriety can continue and they can keep building on the work they’ve been putting in.
With Recovery Without Walls’ expansive community model, any woman who is experiencing cravings, having a bad day or just wanting to feel better can receive acupuncture at any of our Cape Cod locations. Since these acupuncture sessions are easily accessible and free of charge, there is always relief around the corner for anyone in need.