Addiction recovery may be enhanced by using yoga, meditation, and aromatherapy, among the most popular. Aromatic essential oils may help alleviate drug-related cravings and other symptoms.
There are a variety of approaches to removing pollutants from the body. Despite the lack of consensus among doctors, sauna treatments have been more popular in recent years. There are several ways to detoxify your body, including using infrared saunas.
Understanding Aromatherapy and Recovery
In aromatherapy, plant extracts are used to cure both physical and mental ailments. Typically, essential oils are inhaled or absorbed through the skin after mixing with carrier oil, such as olive oil or grape seed oil. According to some theories, the oils' scents stimulate the nose's smell receptors, activating the limbic system, which also aids in emotional regulation.
While not recommended for consumption because of their high concentration, essential oils may positively affect mood, clarity of mind, and even minor physical ailments like stomach aches and nausea if taken as directed and carefully.
Benefits of Aromatherapy
Essential oils come in various forms, each with its benefits. Experts say that relaxing and calming oils are the most effective in treating addictions. Citrus oils like orange, lemon, grapefruit, eucalyptus, ylang-ylang, and ylang-ylang, are famous for relieving stress and anxiety. Sleeplessness, which may be a problem in the early stages of recovery, can be alleviated using lavender oil.
People commonly complain of dizziness, disorientation, and a general lack of concentration early in sobriety due to post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS). Sage, rosemary, and ginger essential oils are often used to treat this problem because they may improve concentration, focus, and mental clarity. Additionally, the essential oils of sandalwood and cedarwood have been shown to enhance cognitive abilities by calming racing thoughts, increasing focus, and aiding in meditation.
There are certain essential oils practitioners consider when it comes to alleviating moderate physical symptoms common during detox and early recovery from addiction. For example, ginger and peppermint oils are widely used for digestive and stomach problems. For headaches and muscle and joint pain, rosemary and chamomile oils can be used.
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Detoxing through Sauna Therapy
Many of the poisons that build up in fat cells may be flushed out with the help of a sauna. It's not uncommon for people to sweat a lot in a sauna. One-third of the kidneys' toxin removal occurs due to this amount of sweat. In addition, sweat flushes out the body of unwanted waste products.
Several scientific studies show that toxins, including heavy metals, PCBs, solvents, medications, and organic pollutants, may all be removed from the body via sauna therapy. As a long-term strategy, detoxification is the best way to keep your body functioning at its best, and one of the most effective ways to achieve this is via sauna therapy.
Skin flushes, and heart rate rises when your body temperature increases. As a result, blood is brought closer to the skin's surface. Lipolysis, a physiological process that breaks down fat cells, gets things started in the body. Following this, the toxins stored in these tissues are released into the bloodstream.
The ways to get rid of these toxins are through the skin, kidneys, and liver. You can expect toxins to be eventually expelled through your body’s waste because of the increased sweating resulting from sauna therapy.
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Relax and Recover. You Deserve It.
Aromatherapy and sauna therapy are two forms of alternative treatment that people can use to help in their addiction recovery. Aromatherapy involves using essential oils to promote relaxation and improve mood, while sauna therapy encourages a more thorough detox and supports overall health. Both therapies can be used in conjunction with traditional treatment methods and other alternative therapies to help people recovering from addiction achieve long-term sobriety.
While both aromatherapy and sauna therapy are safe for most people, you will talk with your multidisciplinary team at Wish Recovery to determine if these alternative methods suit your health needs and goals.