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Ayurveda Natural Treatment Alcoholism And Opiate Drugs Dependence

Author : Gurnam Saini  

Ayurveda Solutions: Breaking Free from Alcohol and Opiate Addiction Naturally


Alcoholism refers to the condition in which the patients experience a strong psychological desire and physical dependency to consume alcohol regardless of how it can affect their health. If not controlled, it can lead to a physical compulsion coupled with a mental obsession to consume alcohol. This can lead to long-term consequences, as alcohol can cause significant damage to the liver and other organs of the body.


Ayurveda can offer a natural treatment for alcoholism to help them overcome the uncontrollable desire to consume alcohol. This can help them to avoid the undesirable consequences of chronic alcoholism and restore their liver health.


Alcoholism is considered a chronic disease that results from the regular consumption of alcohol. Alcohol causes dependency by raising the levels of dopamine in the brain. The higher dopamine levels gratify the drinking experience by improving the release of feel-good hormones.


Over the medium- or long-term, excessive alcohol consumption can significantly alter dopamine levels and other brain chemicals. This can make the patient's body crave more alcohol to enjoy the same level of pleasure and gratification. This results in a state of dependency in which the patients find it difficult to cope with life's situations without alcohol intake. The body develops a dependence on alcohol, so the patient suffers from severe withdrawal symptoms when they try to avoid alcohol intake.


Ayurveda can also help people to quit or control their alcohol intake. Regular use of ayurvedic medicine to stop or control alcohol can help them to avoid the signs and symptoms of alcoholism, such as drinking in secret, not being able to limit their alcohol consumption, blacking out, being irritated or annoyed at trifles, and dropping hobbies they used to enjoy. Alcohol and opioid withdrawal treatment using ayurvedic herbs can help patients to minimize these symptoms and reduce alcohol consumption and the doses of opiate drugs without the risk of any complications. [1]


The use of alcohol and painkiller withdrawal remedies and vitamins can help patients to prevent the complications caused due to abstinence from alcohol as well as the discontinuation of the painkiller opiate drugs.


Opiate Drugs Addictions Ayurveda Treatments


Similarly, Opiate drugs, when used for a longer duration, create a dependency and lead to withdrawal symptoms when the patients stop using them. Patients can opt for opiate withdrawal by using Ayurvedic herbs. These herbs can work by supporting the body's natural mechanisms to wean from the effects of opiate drugs.


Opiate drugs alter the way the brain responds to a pain stimulus. These drugs can also produce a feeling of euphoria by disrupting the pleasure and reward centers in the brain. The central nervous system has opioid receptors, which receive the opiate drugs to produce emotional and physical effects. It can cause changes in the heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, and body temperature, thus creating a sensation of pleasure.


Abuse of opioid drugs can modify the way the brain chemistry works, leading to emotional and physical dependence. The body does not feel "normal" without interacting with these drugs, so the withdrawal symptoms occur between the doses or when the person stops taking the opiates.


The withdrawal symptoms caused due to the unassisted discontinuation of the opiate drugs include nausea, depression, muscle cramping, agitation, anxiety, and intense opiate craving. 


Natural Remedies For Alcohol Withdrawal


Patients who are experiencing dependency on alcohol can be advised to use natural remedies for alcohol withdrawal to avoid the complications of chronic alcoholism. Natural herbs can help restore the brain's balance of dopamine and feel-good hormones. This can help patients to prevent the withdrawal symptoms that arise upon the sudden discontinuation of alcohol consumption.


The natural remedies for opiate withdrawal can also help similarly by preventing an imbalance in the levels of neurotransmitters and other chemicals in the brain that occurs when the patients stop using these drugs.


Alcohol And Opioid Drugs Withdrawal Remedies


The alcohol and Opioid withdrawal remedies mentioned below can help reduce the symptoms caused due to abstinence. These herbs can also manage opiate withdrawal by acting on the nervous system and supporting its natural functions to maintain the body's balance of hormones and neurotransmitters.


Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi): Jatamansi is a good ayurvedic herb that can help quit or control alcohol and opiate drugs. It can work by maintaining the balance of chemicals in the brain, thus preventing withdrawal symptoms. [2]


Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri): Ayurveda, the system of Indian medicine, recommends using Brahmi to improve brain functions and reduce the risk of depression and loss of mental acuity, which could be linked to alcohol and opiate consumption. [3]


Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera): Ashwagandha can treat drug and alcohol abuse. It works by preventing the imbalance of hormones in the nervous system and rejuvenating the mind. It can avoid fatigue, weakness, and other symptoms caused due to alcohol withdrawal. [4]


Kutaj (Wrightia antidysenterica): Kutaj can be taken during and after stopping the use of alcohol and opiate drugs. It can reduce the frequency and intensity of the withdrawal of digestive symptoms like loose motions, cramps, etc.


Amla (Indian Gooseberry): It can act as an antioxidant and prevent damage to the liver, brain, and other organs due to long-term consumption of alcohol and opiate drugs. [5]


Herbal remedies that can work to help to stop alcohol addiction


Ayurvedic treatment using herbal remedies and panchakarma detox can help someone who wants to stop naturally drinking alcohol. This can also help to reduce the risk of complications from alcohol consumption, such as fatty liver disease, cirrhosis, and liver cancer. 


The use of herbs is coupled with an Ayurvedic diet. The diet comprises essential nutrients that can improve brain functions and prevent an imbalance in the levels of chemicals in the nervous system. The alcohol withdrawal natural treatment is aimed at preventing relapse of alcohol craving and consumption in the future.


 Ayurvedic Medicine Centre In Australia


Patients suffering from painkillers, opiate, and alcohol dependency can take Ayurvedic medicine in Australia at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic to reduce the risk of withdrawal symptoms. The ayurvedic practitioners (with ayurveda doctor qualifications from India) at the Melbourne wellness center can guide the patients about the herbs and diet to help quit these addictions.


The Ayurvedic clinic and doctors in Melbourne can also advise the patients to undergo panchakarma. The panchakarma detox therapy can help to reduce the risk of complications of alcohol and opiate withdrawal by removing harmful toxins accumulated in the body. The treatment offered by the natural medicine clinic is also directed at improving the mental strength of patients to help them abstain from these addictions. Ayurvedic doctors can provide a holistic treatment of alcohol and opiate dependency to prevent relapse in the future.



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Author Bio:

Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More


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