Alcoholism according to Chinese Medicine

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Subtype: Alcoholic nose

Related condition: Alcohol intoxication

What is alcoholism?

Alcohol dependence is a disorder of regulation of alcohol use arising from repeated or continuous use of alcohol. The characteristic feature is a strong internal drive to use alcohol, which is manifested by impaired ability to control use, increasing priority given to use over other activities and persistence of use despite harm or negative consequences. These experiences are often accompanied by a subjective sensation of urge or craving to use alcohol. Physiological features of dependence may also be present, including tolerance to the effects of alcohol, withdrawal symptoms following cessation or reduction in use of alcohol, or repeated use of alcohol or pharmacologically similar substances to prevent or alleviate withdrawal symptoms. The features of dependence are usually evident over a period of at least 12 months but the diagnosis may be made if alcohol use is continuous (daily or almost daily) for at least 3 months.

Herbal formulas used in TCM for alcoholism

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Individual herbs used in TCM for alcoholism

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Acupuncture and acupressure points for alcoholism

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TCM dietary and lifestyle recommendations that might help with alcoholism

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