Bolstered within Akua Mind & Body’s Holistic Approach is our innovative clinical program based in Eastern Medicine and Western Science. We have pioneered an East-meets-West method which encapsulates the most effective and proven addiction treatment interventions known to science. Here is how each detoxification intervention fits within our revolutionary East-meets-West clinical approach:
Eastern Philosophy

   Bodywork (tuina),
   Energywork (qi gong)
   Herbal supplements

Western Science

   Brain-based Nutrition Plans (private chef)
   Physical Exercise
   Aqua Therapy
   Psychotherapy and Counseling
   Self-help groups (AA, NA, SAA)
   Sauna therapy
   Marriage and family counseling
   Biochemical repair (supplements)
   Massage therapy

At Akua Mind & Body we believe in staying on the cusp of addiction science, and in doing so will create a tailored plan based on our East-meets-West approach to help each client detoxify safely, comfortably, and effectively. By fusing time-tested Eastern techniques with science-based Western practices, each client is given an optimal recovery opportunity to live clean and live free.

Our integrative approach combines physical, psychological, spiritual, and science-based approaches to achieve not only detoxification but a solid foundation for recovery. Our goal is for you to emerge from your stay at our high-end treatment facility in Orange County with the tools you need to confront drug and alcohol dependency. We enable you to do this through the following methods:
Through the Mind:

   Individual and group psychotherapy sessions enable clients to confront deep-seated issues that contribute to dependent and self-destructive behaviors.
   Meditation teaches clients to find a calm, relaxing central point within the body
   Self-help groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Sex Addicts Anonymous and Al-Anon, provide needed support in the “real world” once clients leave our facility.
   Hypnotherapy is used to help build a compendium of coping skills to avoid future addictive behaviors.
   Life purpose coaching is designed to help clients set small goals based on future plans.
   Trauma therapy directly helps clients cope with devastating experiences of the past.
   EMDR or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy is a comprehensive and integrative psychotherapeutic approach we employ to help those who have suffered trauma.
   24-hour clinical care and a safe, secure, gender-specific environment create ultimate safety. At Akua Mind & Body, we pay special attention to client’s needs and aim to make detox a rejuvenating experience.

Through the Body:

   Medication is administered to help alleviate withdrawal symptoms. Medication may also be necessary to treat illnesses or related conditions that parallel addiction.
   Brain-healthy meal plans not only aid in detoxifying the body but also in rebuilding health by supporting whole-body healing.
   Massage therapy releases pain and stress within the client’s body.
   Acupuncture is utilized as a proven health treatment for anxiety, depression, and other addiction-related symptoms.
   Yoga encompasses stress-reducing movements to help the body, mind and spirit focus on a central locus of energy.
   Physical activity is an integral part of recovery at Akua. We plan a wide range of activities to help promote an active lifestyle once you regain energy.
   Nutrition supplements are available to further expedite the body’s reparation process.
   Hydrotherapy and Sauna Therapy contribute to clients’ experience of a calm and relaxing atmosphere.

Our expert staff offers compassionate care with clinical sophistication. Even after a client’s time at Akua has ended, our staff continues to offer support in his or her journey to health and sobriety.