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Lauren McLaughlin

Owner/Licensed Acupuncturist

Lauren McLaughlin



Session Title: 

Serenity Points: Transforming Recovery through Acupressure

Session Details: 

Embark on a transformative journey towards recovery as we explore the profound benefits of acupressure for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Recovery. This engaging session will dive into the ancient healing practice of acupressure and its potential to complement and enhance the recovery journey.

Participants will be guided through an enlightening exploration of key acupressure points that have been identified to alleviate cravings, manage stress, and promote overall well-being during the recovery process. Lauren McLaughlin, Licensed Acupuncturist and Person in Long Term Recovery will draw upon traditional Chinese Medicine principles to provide insights into the holistic nature of acupressure, emphasizing its ability to address physical, emotional, and mental aspects of addiction recovery.

In this interactive session, attendees will gain practical knowledge on how acupressure can serve as a powerful self-help tool, offering a non-invasive and drug-free approach to managing withdrawal symptoms and promoting a balanced state of mind. Discover how acupressure can be seamlessly integrated into existing recovery strategies, fostering a sense of empowerment and self-awareness among individuals on the path to healing.

Whether you are someone in recovery, a healthcare professional, or anyone interested in holistic approaches to well-being, this talk provides valuable insights into the potential of acupressure as a complementary tool in the journey toward sustained recovery.

What are you looking forward to most at #MPRCCT2024?

I absolutely love everything about MPRC! It is a magical experience where recovery of all pathways are celebrated.

Lauren McLaughlin

Lauren McLaughlin went to acupuncture school with one purpose: to help people who struggle with substance use disorder and mental health issues. Her passion was born out of her own journey into recovery. She is a person in long term recovery celebrating 18 years in April 2024. During her early recovery, she was introduced to acupuncture as a pathway of support. After a life changing experience with acupuncture in New Mexico her entire recovery was transformed.

It was through this awakening that catapulted her recovery and ignited a passion for healing and helping others heal. She discovered first hand just how powerful acupuncture can be and knew that the recovery community could benefit from this ancient modality.

In 2012, Lauren opened her clinic Joyful Balance Wellness in Naperville, IL and has dedicated her life to helping others. With joy as the cornerstone of her practice, she encourages others to create joy within themselves and lead happier, healthier lives.

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