4 Holistic Therapies That May Help Your Recovery

holistic therapiesWhen used with traditional addiction treatment, holistic therapies have been proved to help both the physical and psychological effects of addiction. Alternative treatments are becoming more mainstream for helping people with substance use disorders develop the necessary skills for long-term sobriety. What’s more, holistic therapy is being used among patients who are struggling with chronic pain and addiction – helping the body heal by tapping into the mind, body and spirit connection.
Here’s a look at a few holistic therapies that you might experience during rehab – and how they can help you or someone you love: 

  1. Meditation: The ancient practice of meditation has numerous health benefits, including helping you to learn how to stay in the present, manage stress and connect to your divine nature. Meditation has also been study-proven to increase oxygenation of the blood and decrease heart rate, respiratory rate and blood pressure.
  2. Therapeutic Breathing: Also called “mindfulness breathing,” therapeutic breathing is a holistic practice that enables you to use breath to let go of any negative emotions, feelings and distractions. The result: Your “prana” or life force will flow more freely.
  3. Guided Imagery: This type of focused relaxation helps you develop a deeper sense of peace, harmony, balance and understanding. Guided imagery teaches you to focus your imagination to create a “mental escape” and tap inner strengths to find hope and courage to cope with a variety of conditions.
  4. Heart-Mind Coherence (HeartMath™): During stress and negative emotions, the heart rhythm pattern becomes erratic and disordered and limits our ability to think clearly, remember, learn, reason and make rational decisions. Similar to biofeedback, HeartMath helps you to visually observe heart function in response to contrasting emotional states and teaches you how using breathing techniques to establish a state of heart-mind “entrainment.”

About Our Holistic Therapies 
At Hemet Valley Recovery Center, we offer a host of holistic therapies that take into account the body, mind and spirit, which are all impacted by the disease of addiction. To learn more about our addiction treatment programs and services, call today: 866-273-0868.