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Acupuncture Treats Addictions

            Acupuncturists have been aware of the effectiveness of acupuncture for treating addictions. An article about “Acudetox” appears in the November 27, 1997 issue of the Medical Tribune. This technique involves placing five needles in certain points on the ear for 45 minutes. The technique reduces craving for drugs or alcohol and reduces withdrawal symptoms. In Miami, the rate of drug users being re-arrested dropped from 63% to 3% in the first year of utilizing Acudetox.