Laser Acupuncture is a widely recognized practice for people with alcohol dependence issues.
Well-regarded medical institutions are exploring its role in modern medicine, and organizations like the Mayo Clinic maintain online records related to acupuncture.
Imagine Laserworks address this issue by by stimulating key areas on the ears, nose fingers, wrists and below the knee with Low Level Laser (soft laser) and bio-electrical stimulation (tens machine) at traditionally prescribed acupuncture energy points.
This is believed to balance the patient’s life force, or chi, which flows through 14 energy meridians. By targeting these strategic points along the patient’s meridians with Low Powered Lasers, the treatment aims to balance a person’s natural energy.
Some specialists believe that stimulating these key points on the body stimulates muscles, nerves and other tissue. This light stimulus boosts blood flow and results in a disproportionate release of natural pain killers in the body called endorphin’s.
It is the release of these pain killers and endorphin’s that potentially helps alcoholics. With this boost of natural calming agents in the blood stream, an addict will find it easier to resist the urge to relapse. Withdrawal systems weaken and cravings are not as severe. Some specialists even believe that acupuncture has the potential to eliminate toxins built up from substance abuse.
Best of all, this happens without synthetic treatments or drugs. Imagine Laserworks is able to help an alcoholic tap into their own natural pharmacy. Along these lines, acupuncture is an ideal complement to rehabilitation. Some rehab centers staff acupuncturists, while others can make referrals for interested patients.
If you answered YES to four or more questions, you are in deep trouble with your drinking.
See how you do. Remember, there is no disgrace in facing up to the fact that you have a problem.
Answer YES or NO to the following questions.
1. Have you ever decided to stop drinking for a week or so, but only lasted for a couple of days?Most of us in A.A. made all kinds of promises to ourselves and to our families. We could not keep them. Then we came to A.A. A.A. said: “Just try not to drink today.” (If you do not drink today, you cannot get drunk today.) Yes No
2. Do you wish people would mind their own business about your drinking– stop telling you what to do?In A.A. we do not tell anyone to do anything. We just talk about our own drinking, the trouble we got into, and how we stopped. We will be glad to help you, if you want us to. Yes No
3. Have you ever switched from one kind of drink to another in the hope that this would keep you from getting drunk?We tried all kinds of ways. We made our drinks weak. Or just drank beer. Or we did not drink cocktails. Or only drank on weekends. You name it, we tried it. But if we drank anything with alcohol in it, we usually got drunk eventually. Yes No
4. Have you had to have an eye-opener upon awakening during the past year?Do you need a drink to get started, or to stop shaking? This is a pretty sure sign that you are not drinking “socially.” Yes No
5. Do you envy people who can drink without getting into trouble?At one time or another, most of us have wondered why we were not like most people, who really can take it or leave it. Yes No
6. Have you had problems connected with drinking during the past year?Be honest! Doctors say that if you have a problem with alcohol and keep on drinking, it will get worse — never better. Eventually, you will die, or end up in an institution for the rest of your life. The only hope is to stop drinking. Yes No
7. Has your drinking caused trouble at home?Before we came into A.A., most of us said that it was the people or problems at home that made us drink. We could not see that our drinking just made everything worse. It never solved problems anywhere or anytime. Yes No
8. Do you ever try to get “extra” drinks at a party because you do not get enough?Most of us used to have a “few” before we started out if we thought it was going to be that kind of party. And if drinks were not served fast enough, we would go some place else to get more. Yes No
9. Do you tell yourself you can stop drinking any time you want to, even though you keep getting drunk when you don’t mean to?Many of us kidded ourselves into thinking that we drank because we wanted to. After we came into A.A., we found out that once we started to drink, we couldn’t stop. Yes No
10. Have you missed days of work or school because of drinking?Many of us admit now that we “called in sick” lots of times when the truth was that we were hung-over or on a drunk. Yes No
11. Do you have “blackouts”?A “blackout” is when we have been drinking hours or days which we cannot remember. When we came to A.A., we found out that this is a pretty sure sign of alcoholic drinking. Yes No
12. Have you ever felt that your life would be better if you did not drink?Many of us started to drink because drinking made life seem better, at least for a while. By the time we got into A.A., we felt trapped. We were drinking to live and living to drink. We were sick and tired of being sick and tired. Yes No