Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Recovery from Within: When Traditional Medicine is Not an Option

[The following article was submitted to me by Constance Ray. It is a great read with some positive insight. Thank you for your submission, Constance!]

Modern medicine is primarily the practice of eliminating symptoms. While this can certainly bring comfort, it doesn’t address the core of diseases that originate from the mind. Chemotherapy can reverse cancer, insulin can stabilize blood glucose levels, but addiction recovery isn’t about treating symptoms. It’s about healing the whole person to eliminate the desire for chemical stimulation.
What is homeopathy?
Homeopathic medicine is essentially the practice of utilizing natural remedies to treat an illness. Homeopathic therapies have been around since the days of Hippocrates and was federally recognized under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938, according to Sandra M. Chase, M.D. of the American Institute of Homeopathy.
The primary objective of homeopathic and holistic treatments is to safely stimulate a person’s own healing powers.
Homeopathic medicine may be used to treat many issues related to substance abuse during recovery. For example, insomnia, an unfortunate but all too common side effect of withdrawal, may be overcome by the consumption of chamomile or lavender tea. Both of these substances are derived from flowers, are not associated with negative side effects, and are widely reported to induce deep and restful slumber.
Heal the body, heal the mind
Exercise and meditation are perhaps two of the most useful tools in addiction recovery. But why? Drug use alters the way the brain works and changes how it performs specific functions. Neurotransmitters, which essentially act as the brain’s messengers, are damaged with long-term drug use. By disrupting this communication system, the brain learns to look forward to the unnaturally high levels of pleasure derived from drug use. This is one of the reasons that drugs, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, are more addictive than other rewards, such as sex, food, and laughter.
Exercise releases a number of chemicals, including dopamine, which, like illicit substances, triggers the reward center of the brain. Stimulating dopamine production will help curb cravings. Your brain will, in turn, begin to look forward to the feeling it gets after a good run, jog, or swim. Serotonin is another chemical produced by the brain that has a positive effect on neurotransmitters. The National Library of Medicine explains that a positive mood can actually increase serotonin production. The most effective ways to boost serotonin are through meditation, exposure to sunshine, and exercise. Once the brain is balanced, addiction disorders are easier to manage.
Alternative treatments, such as exercise and meditation, are used every day in drug and alcohol treatment centers throughout the country. You can find out more about these alternative recovery methods at DrugRehab.org.
A new commitment each day
Overcoming a substance abuse disorder is a challenge that takes time. It is a process unique to each individual and therefore there is no cookie-cutter treatment that works for everyone. However, one thing is certain and that is replacing negative habits with healthy ones will go a long way toward recovery. This is achieved by evaluating ourselves each morning and making a conscious decision to get and stay healthy from the inside out. Establishing a long-term help routine begins one change at a time. An addict might, for instance, swap an after-dinner drink for an evening walk with his or her family.
Food plays a role in whole health, as well, so it’s important that diet is not neglected throughout the recovery process. The body has amazing healing powers but must be fueled properly to work efficiently and effectively. Vegetables, fruits, lean protein, and complex carbohydrates are essential. Not only will the right foods help the body detox but will also reduce systemic inflammation triggered by long-term nutrition neglect. Dr. Joshua Axe, a chiropractor, clinical nutritionist, and certified doctor of natural medicine, recently penned an article titled The Healing Foods Diet that offers more information about specific foods and the power of proper nutrition.

Recovery from any disease is not easy. But, by focusing on homeopathic and holistic outlets, addicts may overcome their inner demons and began anew each day with a positive outlook, healthy body, and happy mind.

9 comments:

DIVINE LOVE said...

Bach Flower Remedies ...is another big wonderful method. It deals mostly with the emotional-psychological balancing. http://www.bachflower.com/ Nice article. Thanks Lynn. :)

Anonymous said...

Great article.
Thank you

Psychic Focus (Lynn) said...

This was a great article.

@Divine Love: I have heard of these, but haven't studied them much. Thanks for bringing them up! I need to look at them again.

Robert Schoen said...

This is such a great post and so true. Another thing that is helpful is a group of Reiki healing codes you can write on yourself or sign in the air for intent
https://reikidoc.blogspot.com/2014/06/divine-healing-codes-and-how-to-use-them.html

EA RW said...

Great reading.

Now this was last week I think on the news. that governments want to regulate and control homeopathic products. For the simple fact that it is not scientifically proven to work. And that they can not guarantee the healthiness. Is this some joke or the agenda of big pharma? It is a coïncedence if you ask me. Seriously if you take a look around the world herbal medicine is passed on for eons of time.

Are there any remedies for a disease called depression. Clinical or caused by (childhood) trauma. It can be very degrading and you simply don't have desire.
Except for exercise but your too depressed to do anything.
African healers only know of the terms spirit up and spirit down.

DIVINE LOVE said...

You are welcome Lynn. In fact Bach's Remedies is based on homeopathic methods ... so it is novel and yet similar. I like what Robert Schoen mentioned. I have not really understood how "codes" work, but I have heard of this "science"... And very similar to that is Radionics, which "codes" many things, emotions, ideas ..etc. From what I have heard (all conspiracy of course...) ...Is that mass mind manipulation (by the bad guys of course) uses radionics. So what should be a health-manipulation is tool for control. I will provide a link to a machine ... and another link. CHEERS to all. :)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Complete-Hieronymus-Analyzer-Machine-dataDVD-psychic-Radionics-/322674161898
SCIENCE: http://raydionics.com/www.raydionics.com/index.html

EA RW said...

I came across this channel https://www.youtube.com/user/gercacn/featured.
Pete gerlach who has passed away. But as a family therapist he created some useful videos. For better understanding.
And the best thing it's free of charge( sfhelp.org )

Raymond said...

It's a shame that there is not a single guideline to assist us with healthy habits for eating.I have heard many times that everything we need to heal our bodies is from the food in our local area and from our body. I wish we could figure out a way to pull it all together and then we would not get sick.

Psychic Focus (Lynn) said...

Thanks for the comments!

Raymond, I agree. I would love some kind of guidebook. I feel like the knowledge is / was there, and it was buried over the years. We have to dig it back up from our subconscious and residual DNA memories...