New acupuncture treatment for addictions introduced

Posted on November 7, 2013

New acupuncture clinic has been set up to change addiction related behavioral issues. (flickr)

SINGAPORE: Patients diagnosed with addiction disorders can now undergo acupuncture treatment on top of their existing psychiatric and psychological treatments.

A new acupuncture clinic has been set up by the National Addictions Management Service (NAMS) and is co-located with the NAMS Clinic.

This is a pilot service by the Health Ministry to study the benefits of acupuncture as an adjunct treatment to the existing treatment programmes that NAMS offers.

Some addictions include drug, alcohol and gambling additions.

The Institute of Mental Health (IMH) said the acupuncture clinic will combine theories on addiction disorders from both Western medicine and acupuncture in treating patients.


Source material from Channel News Asia

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