Alternative medicine

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Several alternative medicine techniques may be helpful in addition to your treatment plan when recovering from alcoholism. Examples include:

  • Yoga. Yoga's series of postures and controlled breathing exercises may help you relax and manage stress.
  • Meditation. During meditation, you focus your attention and eliminate the stream of jumbled thoughts that may be crowding your mind and causing stress.
  • Acupuncture. With acupuncture, hair-thin needles are inserted under the skin. Acupuncture may help reduce anxiety and depression.
Dec. 05, 2014

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