At ONE80CENTER, our treatment team is multidimensional, offering a variety of services based on specialties developed through years of experience. James Rotello offers both Orthomolecular Medicine and Acupuncture to clients at ONE80CENTER. Based on his advanced training in the discipline of acupuncture, James Rotello can help reduce powerful cravings for drugs in early sobriety while helping to resolve the internal imbalance that fosters the abuse of drugs and alcohol, thus reducing the need for detoxification drugs that may have negative side affects or have their own withdrawal symptoms.
In recent years, acupuncture has increased in popularity as an effective aid in recovery from the disease of alcoholism and addiction. Unlike the artificial production of dopamine and serotonin generated by the use of illegal drugs and alcohol, acupuncture is a natural procedure with no side effects that helps to stimulate the production of these beneficial effects. In addition, in conjunction with brain mapping, acupuncture is very helpful in repairing brain trauma through the removal of toxicity.
The Chinese medical theory behind acupuncture is based on the concept of yin and yang, which are dynamic and complementary opposites observed in all the processes of nature. In a healthy individual, yin and yang are in relative balance. In addicts and alcoholics, yin and yang are greatly out of balance, leading to a variety of physical and mental problems. On a psychological level, this imbalance can result in feelings of anxiety, depression, extreme stress, and hopelessness. As a result of this imbalance, a client is driven to self medicate, but the drugs and alcohol only further exacerbate the problem at hand.
Acupuncture treatment for addiction and alcoholism naturally stimulates physical well being in order to bring into balance the yin and the yang. James Rotello focuses his acupuncture program on restoring a client’s natural equilibrium. After his sessions, ONE80CENTER clients have reported a marked reduction in craving for drugs, a relief from the symptoms of withdrawal, and feelings of relaxation. By raising the level of endorphins in the nervous system, these sessions help the clients walk through the early recovery process with a greater sense of comfort and security. In connection with other adjunct therapies and services at ONE80CENTER, Jimmy Rotello’s voluntary acupuncture sessions truly help guide our clients on the successful road of sustainable recovery.