Compared to physical withdrawal symptoms which typically peaks within the first few days of alcohol detoxification, emotional withdrawal symptoms continued to surface and develop well beyond the completion of an detoxification program. The common trigger for a relapse in alcoholism is the need to ‘numb’ the negative feelings through alcohol use, as seen in individuals who are unable to self-heal their emotional imbalance.
An ongoing Chinese medicine treatment program which is tailored to individual circumstances is important in sustaining self-discipline following the completion of alcohol detoxification. Esoteric acupuncture protocols balance the chakra system and work on finer energy bodies which surround the physical body. The esoteric acupuncture protocols are formulated to raise an individual’s consciousness level in order to promote spiritual and physical healing. Apart from promoting self-healing and a healthy emotional state using acupuncture, Chinese medicine maintenance program for alcohol detoxification also contains the prescription herbal medicine which helps to cleanse the liver and protect the organ against further damage. Chinese herbs Chai Hu (buplereum) and Ge Gen (kudzu plant) effect on the liver organ and curbs cravings for alcohol.