Natural Therapies for Opioid Dependency by Catherine Browne
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, along with herbs, essential oils, and nutritional supplements can be used to address addiction and restore the body to optimal functioning. Her holistic approach also includes exercise and mindfulness practices such as meditation, yoga, and qigong. 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.