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Substance Abuse: CAM Therapies for Specific Conditions

  • Biofeedback, a method of improving control over autonomic body functions, is sometimes used to treat substance abuse.

 

  • Traditional Chinese medicine, particularly the use of herbs and acupuncture, is often used to treat substance abuse.

 

  • One of the most popular therapies for substance abuse is acupuncture. A number of studies indicate the efficacy of this approach. Approximately 5 percent of all acupuncture patients worldwide are being treated for substance abuse.

 

  • Ayurvedic medicine has been used in the treatment of substance abuse. Among the multiple modalities that are generally applied are herbal medications, detoxification, diet, and yoga.

 

  • Religious commitment has a strong influence on the prevention of and recovery from substance abuse, including the use of tobacco and alcohol.

 

 

 

 

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