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Withdrawal Relief – Drug, Nicotine, Alcohol

Withdrawal Relief – Drug, Nicotine, Alcohol

September 12th, 2012 | Posted in 3 Various Specific Problems

Drug, Nicotine  or Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can all and each  be relieved by Acupuncture.   How can acupuncture help withdrawal?

Acupuncture relieves tension and stress in the body and calms the mind and the thinking.

The first and foremost aim of acupuncture is:  to  promote a person’s maximum state of well-being, therefore, Acupuncture seeks to balance a person, not only physically but on all levels:   physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Each of these levels is intrinsically involved when it comes to giving up something we love (that gives us pleasure) or that we are addicted to.

Giving up is not easy.  It requires determination, fortitude, self-love and patience.  It requires new attitudes, new ways of behaving and new practices to prevent relapse.


  • strengthens the will (kidneys);
  • detoxifies the body and eases stress (liver);
  • gives determination (gallbladder);
  • relieves cravings (spleen);
  • calms the mind and heart (pericardium and heart);
  • promotes good sleep (heart);
  • promotes good appetite and good digestion (spleen and stomach); promotes good elimination (intestines);
  • eases emotional disturbances such as anxiety, overthinking, worry, grief, fear, anger and frustration.

Together with acupuncture you should exercise ‚Äď walking is sufficient in the beginning ‚Äď and do some deep breathing.

Used consciously as a tool to see you through the tough process of stopping smoking or alcohol drinking or drug abuse, acupuncture given by a caring practitioner, can be of great benefit and even solace.   Deep  breathing and relaxation techniques  are included during my acupuncture sessions and these can be practised at home.

I generally use Reiki to promote a general sense of deep relaxation and healing, it depends on your preferences.

See also, articles (2) on Stress and Tension.