With opioid dependency at epidemic levels, Catherine Browne, a doctor of acupuncture and Oriental medicine, provides an accessible and practical guide to the effective use of natural therapies in helping people wean off opioids, manage withdrawal symptoms, and address pain without opioids. Drawing on her extensive clinical experience, Dr. Browne explains how Chinese medicine, acupuncture and acupressure, herbs, essential oils, nutritional supplements, meditation, and exercise can be used to address addiction and restore the body to optimal functioning. Individuals and families who are struggling with addiction, as well as medical practitioners and holistic healthcare professionals, will find help and encouragement in Dr. Browne’s detailed protocols and advice for integrating natural therapies with traditional medical treatment.
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About the Author
Dr. Catherine Browne is the author of Natural Therapies for Overcoming Opioid Dependency. She has more than 30 years’ experience using natural therapies for treating pain and addiction. She holds a doctorate in acupuncture and Oriental medicine and is a board-certified acupuncturist and registered professional herbalist. She is the founder of In Harmony Wellness Clinic, where she specializes in serving U.S. veterans, and lives in Hamptonville, North Carolina.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments Introduction: Why Consider Natural Therapies? Part 1: Natural Therapies to Combat Addiction 1 Opioid Dependency: A Breakdown 2 Chinese Medicine: Healing Body, Mind, and Spirit 3 Acupuncture and Acupressure: Clearing Blockages and Stagnation 4 Herbs: Powerful Plant Medicines to Drive Recovery 5 Essential Oils and Flower Essences: Therapeutic Support for the Body and Spirit 6 Nutrition and Supplements: Rebuilding the Body's Reserves Part 2: Protocols for Treatment 7 Basic Protocols: Treating Addiction by Correcting Elemental Imbalances 8 Withdrawal: Managing Symptoms 9 Pain: Using Natural Therapies in Place of Narcotics 10 Health Problems: Addressing the Long-Term Effects of Opioid Use Notes Suggested Reading Resources Index