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Smoking & Alcohol Addictions

Smoking can affect your health seriously including the risk of chest infection, sore throats, asthma, even lung cancer. Over drinking and addiction to alcohol can cause stress, headache and rash. It can affect work and lifestyle physically and mentally. In addiction, both cost your money dearly.

 

Smoking

nosmokeNowadays more and more smokers in Britain realised that smoking is very bad for their health and want to give up. But it is not easy to give up this habit. Many people have been smoking for many years and they may have tried nicotine patches, hypnosis and other methods, but very often these methods do not work for them. 

 

Acupuncture has been proved to be one of most effective way of providing help to stop smoking. In terms of TCM, an energetic network of channels that not only connects the acu-points to each other but also directly influences the functions of internal organs and other control systems of the body.

TulipAttilaIn treatment of stopping-smoking, the acu-points are chosen to connect the lung channel which to rebalance its functions to stop the craving for nicotine. Some Chinese herbs can be used to nourish your lungs to help stopping smoking. Most smokers after treated by TCM claim that TCM is one of best and effective ways to give up smoking.

 

 

 

Alcohol

A reasonable amount of alcohol drink leads to a comfortable social life and also is beneficial for good health. But excessive alcohol will cost dearly both your social life and health. There are three syndromes related to alcohol abuse according to TCM.

1)   Damp-heat retention in the Liver and Gallbladder.

Symptoms: irritability, sweating, insomnia, flushed and greasy face, constipation, bitter taste.

2)   Heart and spleen deficiency.

Symptoms: Severe anxiety, frequent sorrow without any obvious cause, heavy sweating, hand tremors, hallucinations, palpitation, decreased appetite, fatigue, weak pulse.

3)   Stagnation of Liver Qi.

Symptoms: Emotional depression, severe anxiety, restlessness, stomach-ache, abdominal distension, anorexia, nausea and vomiting, weak pulse and thin greasy tongue coating.

nodrinkTCM treatment bases on the different syndromes. Use herbs to clear away heat and remove dampness from liver and gallbladder. To reinforce the heart, spleen, and Qi, nourish blood. Soothe the liver Qi etc. Use acupuncture to soothe and regulate Qi in the liver and spleen channels.