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What is a Holistic Addiction Treatment Center?

By: Rhea Rosier, Palm Partners Recovery Center

December 7th, 2011

When first attending addiction treatment you hear a lot of terms and phrases you may have never been aware of before. One of the most common things you will hear when it comes to describing addiction treatment centers is probably the word “holistic”. Holistic is literally defined as being part of the whole, treating the whole body instead of just the physical aspects. Holistic health is a concept in medical practice upholding that all aspects of people’s needs, psychological, physical and social should be taken into account and seen as a whole. As defined above, the holistic view on treatment is widely accepted in medicine. A different definition, claiming that disease is a result of physical, emotional, spiritual, social and environmental imbalance, is used in the holistic treatment model.

Holistic addiction treatment can be much more rewarding and fufilling compared to a non holistic approach to the disease of alcoholism and addiction. This is especially because the disease of alcoholism and addiction is described as being mental, physical and spiritual. Holistic health at a holistic addiction treatment center is the understanding that everything works in coherence with each other, especially when it comes to addiction and alcoholism. Holisitic addiction treatment centers will offer a variety of treatments that are of holistic value. Such as, yoga, tai chi, acupuncture, massage, chiropractic care, and meditation. All of these things help to treat the whole mind, body and soul rather than one individual aspect.

Holistic addiction treatment center does not mean it only uses holistic practices though. Holistic addiction treatment  centers still use the base treatment of group and individual therapeutic practices along with some medication and other common forms of modern medicine. The basis though of a good holistic addiction treatment center is to give you access to experiences that will make you feel a total sense of health and well being.

Alcoholism and addiction were just solutions or symptoms of a disease we have had for a long time so therefore we have to find other solutions and other ways to treat the disease that effects us mentally, physically and spiritually. All things holistic given to you at a holistic addiction treatment center will help you to do that. Plus they are super good for you. All holistic practices given at holistic addiction treatment centers are usually extremely good for you health and can be practiced for a lifetime even outside of your addiction treatment.

Holistic addiction treatment centers offer you tools you can use for a better life, a better spirit, and a better you.

If you or someone you know could benefit from a holistic addiction treatment  center please dont hesitate to call 877-711-HOPE(4673) or go to www.palmpartners.com

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