Acupuncture Treatment for Women With Concurrent Substance Use and Anxiety/Depression An Effective Alternative Therapy?
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This exploratory study evaluated the benefits of adding atiricular acupuncture to a 21-day outpatient structured psychoeducational treatment program tor women with concurrent substance use problems, anxiety, and depression. Women receiving acupuncture (« = 185) reported by using reduced physiological cravings for substances, felt significantly less depressed, less anxious. and were better able to reflect on and resolve difficulties than women in the control group (ii — 101). It was found that auricular acupuncture, as an adjunct therapy to a comprehensive psychoeducational treatment program for women with addictions, shows promise in being an effective, more viable treatment alternative to anxiolytics.
Added: April, 14th 2011
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Tags: acupuncture, altemative therapy, anxiety, concurrent substance use, depression, women
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