April 2, 2024

In an enlightening piece from the Dallas Express, lead therapist Esther Ontiveros-Flores introduces us to acudetox. A method being used at AAC’s Greenhouse Treatment Center to support Veterans on their recovery journey. This practice is steeped in the traditions of ancient eastern alternative medicine, specifically leveraging auricular acupuncture. It’s a holistic practice designed to harmonize the body, mind, and spirit, proving to be a beacon of hope for individuals, particularly veterans, on their journey to recovery and sobriety.

Acudetox stands out because it isn’t just another modern therapeutic method; it’s a bridge to the profound wisdom of the past. This form of acupuncture focuses on specific points in the ear, a technique that, according to Ontiveros-Flores, can  aid in detoxification processes and enhance mental health treatments. It’s particularly impactful for those grappling with PTSD and substance use disorders, conditions that disproportionately affect our Veterans. By bringing the body, mind, and spirit into balance, acudetox offers a comprehensive approach to healing that complements traditional recovery programs. Read the complete article here.