It is believed that Homeopathy, if administered by a qualified professional, can ease a significant number of the side effects related to alcohol withdrawal detoxification.
The view of modern medicine is why consider homeopathy when you can just take Valium or sign yourself into a recovery center and then enter AA? This is the most common approach today.
You don’t hear much about a practical homeopathic approach for alcohol withdrawal. This is unfortunate because it is sensible and can work wonders for some people.
What Is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a treatment framework created by German doctor Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843). The idea is “like fixes like”, whatever causes it will likely also cure it.
This doesn’t mean drinking more alcohol will cure alcohol withdrawal. We are talking about using a microscopic amount of the substance here. Drinking more alcohol would just make the situation worse.
Take a quick look at alcohol withdrawal symptoms, these can be intense and debilitating.
- Memory loss
- Epileptic seizures
- DT’s (Delirium Tremens),
- Cold sweats
- Odd behaviour
The question is has anyone built a reliable homeopathic treatment for alcohol withdrawal?
A good homeopath will treat each side effect separately. Here are some of the recommended homeopathic protocols for alcohol withdrawal side effects:
- Arsenicum for anxiety and nervousness
- Nux vomica for sickness, vomiting and stomach upset
- Staphysagria to help fight alcohol cravings
It is essential that you contact a qualified homeopathic doctor before attempting alcohol detox. This isn’t a quick fix and it can be dangerous and even fatal, you need to have support and expert supervision.
Research to Support Homeopathic Remedies For Alcohol Withdrawal
While there isn’t a wealth of available research on this topic. Here are some positive anecdotes:
In 1993 S. Garcia-Swain from the Hahnemann College of Homeopathy, Albany, California, led a twofold study which proved that subjects treated with homeopathic protocols did not backslide into alcoholism at the same rate of traditional treatments.
The Central Council for Research in Homeopathy (CCRH) at its Clinical Research Unit, Varanasi, India , regulated homeopathic solutions for addicts experiencing withdrawal. The investigation found that with 241 cases; 209 cases demonstrated improvement with homeopathic medicines while 32 cases did not.
It is acknowledged that much more study needs to be undertaken on this subject. Modern medicine offers little but pharmacology and few alternatives. Homeopathy offers over 100 solutions for alcohol withdrawal alone.
Historically the “treating the whole individual” mindset is a much better option and pathway to healing and health.
Psychotherapy can also work hand in hand with homeopathy to reach a positive outcome.
With solid commitment and willing, this may be the healthy alternative to healing for you.