Overcoming addictions can be challenging but not impossible. Along with standard conventional treatments, you can follow alternative approaches to beat addictions. Admitting that there is a problem and motivating yourself is the first step. Meditating provides mental clarity. Practicing yoga enhances concentration and helps break the cycle of stress. Acupuncture helps reduce withdrawal symptoms. Therapies like massages, aromatherapy, and art and music therapies can also help in overcoming addictions.
Sometimes, when life throws too much at you, it becomes too much to handle. Our body refuses to deal with the situation physically and mentally. We experience a complete breakdown. A nervous breakdown, to be precise. A nervous breakdown, or mental breakdown, is a situation where a person is unable[.....]
Sugar intake causes dopamine and opioids to be released, in much the way addictive drugs do. Beating the addiction will take some reorganizing of your grocery list to exclude sugary sodas and processed foods, and to include more protein, high-fiber, and low glycemic load foods. Exercise, mindfulness training, chewing gum can help kick the sugar habit.
While porn can be a means of education or an outlet for sexual urges, addiction can affect one's daily functioning. It can trigger intense feelings of guilt, shame, or despair, eventually leading to depression, seclusion, and low self-esteem. It can affect sexual relationships and the quality of one's sex life. It can also indicate sexual addiction and lead to risky sexual and professional behavior.
A salty food craving is a strong urge or desire that can turn to an addiction in some people. For others, this craving could actually be masking an underlying mineral deficiency or a health problem like Addison’s disease. Sometimes, just exercising a lot, becoming dehydrated or having a bout of diarrhea can cause excessive water and salt loss from the body, bringing on temporary salt cravings.
Ashwagandha has been known to bring alcohol craving down. It can also block some of the effects of morphine on the brain and increase GABA neurotransmitter levels to lower the anxiety that one experiences after a long history of alcohol abuse and after withdrawal. It is as effective as diazepam, a common medicine, in treating withdrawal symptoms.
Practices like pranayama, prayer, mantras, concentration meditation can be addictive because it focuses on something outside of you. If pleasant and illuminating feelings end when you finish your meditation it may be a sign of addiction. A remedy for this is to be grounded in the present moment and bring a mindful quality to your meditation practice.
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