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Acupuncture for Substance Abuse

Acupuncture combined with substance abuse counseling and group therapy programs is effective for treating drug and alcohol users. It produces a calm, yet alert feeling, reduces withdrawal symptoms, and decreases future cravings. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners use techniques like...

Acupuncture for Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is a disease characterized by the replacement of healthy liver tissue by scar tissue and nodules. The abnormal tissues limit the flow of blood and bile which leads to progressive loss of liver function as it cannot perform its vital tasks of cleaning the blood of toxins, controlling...

Yoga for Addictions

The practice of yoga has been documented as early as 500 BCE in India and is practiced across the globe. Yoga is the tradition that combines physical and mental disciplines to achieve peace of mind and strength in body. There are several branches, or types, of yoga, including: Jnana Yoga, the path...

Kudzu: Curbing Alcoholic Urges

Chinese medicine has used the kudzu plant ( ge gen ) for centuries to treat stiff neck, sprains, thirst and diarrhea, and to reduce drinking. It has also been used as a hangover cure. Chinese Medical Herbology and Pharmacology states that kudzu's traditional functions date back to Shen Nong Ben Cao...

Acupuncture for Addictions

Did you ever think that heroin addiction could be treated with acupuncture? Few of us have. Acupuncture has been used for 3,000 years for everything from allergies to chronic pain, but since 1973 there has been an increase in using acupuncture as a treatment for addictions. Acupuncture works on the...
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