Last Modified on Feb 14, 2015
While some may attest that alcoholism has no valid link to natural medicine, or medicine of any form for that matter, alcoholism is considered a chronic disease. So, treating it as a disease makes sense. Natural medicine takes into consideration that an individual’s nutritional deficiencies may well be affecting behavior and aims to balance those issues to incur wellness. With that, natural remedies are among the most effective options to treat illnesses such as alcoholism.
What Factors Contribute to Alcoholism?
Research in recent years has identified the genetic roots of alcoholism as it is associated with specific psychological and spiritual imbalances. The condition is also considered a metabolic disease similar to that of diabetes. That being said, a number of factors are connected to the condition including blood sugar problems, and nutritional deficiencies.
Are There Any Natural Treatment Options?
As alcoholism has nutritional connections, the disease can be treated rather effectively using natural remedies. The types of treatment vary and actually are widely diverse as far as efficacy; however, most individuals respond better to natural treatment than any other form.
1. Vitamin B12
An important B-complex vitamin, B12 helps regulate the function of the liver. Restoring normal function of the liver can help ease alcohol cravings.
2. Vitamin C
The entire body, but particularly the brain, requires high levels of vitamin C. This nutrient helps mediate the activity of the opiate receptors in the brain, which helps reduce an individual’s interest in drugs and alcohol.
3. Amino Acids
Amino acids, specifically l-glutamine, are responsible for regulating a number of processes in the body. L-glutamine, in particular, helps stabilize the mood, which can help break the addiction cycle.
A form of ancient Chinese medicine, acupuncture accesses specific pressure points to release endorphins, relieve pain and anxiety in the body, and stimulate wellness. As such, this form of treatment is also effective for curing alcohol addiction.
Exercise is another important daily practice for managing alcoholism. Not only does exercise provide a release for stress and an opportunity to engage in an additional activity, it also helps boost the endorphins in the body. Endorphins help improve the mood and decrease an individual’s reliance on drugs to achieve the same result.
A balanced approach to alcohol recovery is the best option. Pairing these treatments with an established recovery program will help you or your loved one regain control over life and health.
Hi there. Im in the process of realizing that I have a real problem with drink. I've been drinking wine now for nearly ten years. I'm having up to six glasses a day, start about midday and drink through the afternoon until teatime. I know that I'm consuming more wine as the weeks go by. I've tried twice in the last month or so to stop drinking but when I do I go through a bad time. The first 24 hours isn't so bad... Apart from dealing with the habit more than anything.. The second day however, I get muscle tightening around my jaw, neck and shoulders... With pain... Headache and acute need for a drink. I have tried one valium last time I tried to give it up but that valium wasnt enough. So, here I am again, realizing now just how much its affected my body and I want so badly to be able to walk away from it for good. Ive been reading the posts here. Can anyone suggest for me what is the best home treatment I can do for myself please? I don't want to see a dr about this, I'm convinced that's not necessary at the moment.
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