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Can acupuncture stop drinking?

Can acupuncture stop drinking?

2017-01-03 Source: Internet


The method of abstinence is something we need to master in the process of abstinence. Only by mastering the correct method can we successfully abstain from alcohol. So can acupuncture quit drinking?

  1. Can acupuncture and moxibustion stop drinking?

Excessive drinking can cause acute alcoholism, vomiting, abdominal pain, and temporary confusion; too deep poisoning can cause paralysis of the respiratory and circulatory centers, and even death. Long-term heavy drinking and chronic alcoholism can lead to mental decline and even develop into alcoholic psychosis. Alcoholism is also related to gastric and duodenal ulcers, chronic gastritis, esophagitis, liver disease, coronary heart disease, hypertension, cancer and other diseases. According to statistics, the incidence of liver cirrhosis among alcoholics is seven times higher than that of non-drinkers, and the incidence of esophageal cancer, gastric cancer and liver cancer is higher among alcoholics. Alcohol dependence and alcohol poisoning have become more common social problems in countries all over the world. In the United States, more than 200,000 people die from alcoholism every year. From a global perspective, alcoholism has become the third biggest problem affecting health besides heart disease and cancer. Alcoholism also brings many harms to social stability and family harmony. In particular, some researchers have found that people with alcoholism and drug overdose can pass on these bad habits to their offspring through genes. It can be said that there are endless troubles. Therefore, quitting alcohol has attracted more and more attention from people including governments of many countries. At present, behavioral therapy, alternative therapy, and other methods are often adopted internationally to abstain from alcohol. Some countries such as South Korea and the former Soviet Union have issued mandatory abstinence orders. But the results were not great.

The method of acupuncture and moxibustion was first proposed and implemented by foreign scholars. For example, the Drug Rehabilitation Department of Lincoln Hospital in the United States has applied acupuncture for drug and alcohol rehabilitation, which has a history of nearly 30 years. Since the mid-1980s, clinical reports of acupuncture and alcohol abstinence have also appeared in my country. According to statistics at home and abroad, acupuncture is effective in the treatment of alcoholism. The effective rate of acupuncture to abstain from alcohol is about 85%. The benign effects of acupuncture include reducing the need for alcohol, alleviating withdrawal symptoms, reducing anxiety, hostility, stress, insomnia and depression, as well as increasing vitality and relaxing it. These therapeutic effects coincide with the therapeutic goals of alcoholism.

At present, the acupuncture point stimulation method for alcohol withdrawal is mainly ear acupuncture, and body acupuncture is also used for alcohol withdrawal. In order to improve the effect, some people also try ear acupuncture in combination with a small amount of antidepressant drugs. From clinical observations, it is found that the treatment subjects must have the desire to abstain from alcohol and must have the perseverance to persevere in order to achieve satisfactory results. After quitting, the patient has no symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, which also shows that this method has a good regulatory effect on human organs damaged by alcohol. In addition to abstinence from alcohol, acupuncture has a better effect on sobering up and preventing the recurrence of alcoholism.

  1. The effect of acupuncture on the human body
  • Reconcile Qi and Blood

Acupuncture is a method of piercing the body’s acupoints through acupuncture to maintain the body and treat diseases. Therefore, it has a natural advantage in reconciling qi and blood. By stimulating the acupoints to regulate the meridians in the body, by stimulating the meridians, the meridians are expanded and the qi and blood flow naturally. More stable, the vitality of blood and the health of the body can be guaranteed!

Acupuncture is effective in treating alcohol withdrawal

  • Balance yin and yang

Everything in the world is divided into yin and yang. The same is true for humans. The imbalance of yin and yang in the human body will lead to diseases. Therefore, it is very important to balance yin and yang during health maintenance. Acupuncture is a good method to balance the yin and yang in the body. !

Because acupuncture points are distributed on different meridians, when the body’s yin and yang are out of balance, stimulating acupuncture points on different meridians can balance the body’s yin and yang and reduce the chance of disease. Therefore, some diseases are caused by the imbalance of yin and yang in the body. , Can be prevented or treated by acupuncture! This is something you need to keep in mind!

Translated by acupuncturist Hua Ying Lyle MSc Greduate in the UK