Xiao Chai Hu Tang (Minor Bupleurum Decoction), Chai Hu Shu Gan Tang (Bupleurum Decoction to Spread the Liver), Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Tang (Bupleurum plus Dragon Bone and Oyster Shell Decoction), Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan (Anemarrhena, Phellodendron, and Rehmannia Pill), Wen Dan Tang (Warm the Gallbladder Decoction) are some of the #Chineseherbalformulas help #easeopioiddependence. (Yu K-C, Wei H-T, Yeh Y-H, et al. BMJ Case Rep Published Online. doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-220815)
Acupuncture or electroacupuncture have been applied with great success to attenuate behavioral signs of opiate withdrawal in addicts.
Acta Pharmacol Sin. 2006 Oct;27(10):1303-8.
Traditional Chinese medicine in treatment of opiate addiction.Shi J1, Liu YL, Fang YX, Xu GZ, Zhai HF, Lu L.Author informationAbstractTraditional Chinese medicine (TCM) includes Chinese medicine and acupuncture. Chinese medicine consists of natural products including plants, animals and minerals. TCM has been practiced in China for more than 2000 years, and for the past 200 years has been used in treatment of drug addiction. Ten Chinese medicines for the treatment of opiate addiction have been approved by the Chinese State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA), and at least 6 are in clinical trials. The general therapeutic principle of Chinese medicine developed was based on its unique theory of " reinforcing healthy Qi and resolving and removing effects of toxicity". Acupuncture, another essential part of TCM, which was developed based on the principle that " functions of the human body are controlled by the ' Jing-Luo' and 'Qi-Xue'system" , has been used not only in China, but also in Europe, the USA and other countries, for controlling opiate addiction. There are some advantages in using TCM for opiate detoxification, including less harmful side effects, high safety and ideal effects in the inhibition of protracted withdrawal symptoms and relapse. Co-administration of TCM with modern medicine shows some synergistic effects in detoxification. Many TCM for detoxification also have efficacy in the rehabilitation of abnormal body functions induced by chronic drug use, including improving immune function, increasing working memory and preventing neurological disorder. Given that TCM is effective in the prevention of relapse and causes fewer side effects, it may be used widely in the treatment of opiate addiction.
As opioid overdoes surge, health professionals look to non-pharmacological treatments like acupuncture. #opiodaddition, #acupunctre, #naturaltherapies
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