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Using Herbs to Manage Addiction Symptoms

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herbs to manage addiction withdrawal symptoms

Chinese herbs can be very useful when coping with withdrawal symptoms!

Anyone who has battled with addiction can recall the physical and emotional rollercoaster ride during the withdrawal period. Regardless of the substance that was abused, there is always some kind of struggle when trying to wean. 
Having worked with a drug rehabilitation center, I’ve treated numerous people of all ages and backgrounds. I’ve seen what acupuncture and ear seeds can do to help with withdrawal symptoms. Such as cravings, headaches, anxiety, restlessness, nausea, insomnia, digestive discomforts, aches and pains, and more. 
Chinese herbs are a great complement to acupuncture and earseeds. They help prolong the effects of the acupuncture after you’ve left the office, and can help stabilize your mood and emotional state. During drug abuse rehabilitation, your body’s organs, such as the liver and kidney, are doing some serious detoxification work. Which, sometimes results in fatigue, discomfort and various symptoms. 
Because withdrawal symptoms can last days to weeks, there are several herbs that can help you bounce back quicker. While keeping you feeling happier and more positive.  There are herbs to target nausea, digestion issues, insomnia. Also, and more importantly, all the emotional discomforts such as cravings, anxiety and restlessness. The key is finding a comprehensive blend that works for you.
Chinese herbs have been used for thousands of years to treat all health ailments. Take a look at some of the health issues we’ve treated using herbs. 

At Healing with Zen, we provide a comprehensive consultation with our patients so that we can customize an herbal formula to address all the withdrawal symptoms.

We don’t give generic formulas to our patients, because each patient’s constitution and their withdrawal symptoms vary. Through this personalized approach, you not only get better results, but you’re able to address all areas of your health!
Don’t forget that addiction does not only refer to substances but can pertain to food or behaviours as well. And yes, we’ve helped patients resolve their undesired habits using acupuncture and herbs as well! 
Schedule a video herbal consultation today to address your discomforts and have a tailor-made formula delivered to your door. 
In the meantime, you can try these acupressure points to alleviate some of your withdrawal symptoms. 

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