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Flower essences against alcohol addiction

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Isabelle, 36, married and childless, suffers from a problem of alcohol addiction. Pushed by her spouse, she decided to consult a naturopath counselor in floral elixirs.

Erik Pigani

"When she came to consult me, Isabelle was in a bottle of whiskey a day ... But she was not at all in denial of her addiction to alcohol and really wanted to 'out, which was already a serious asset in his approach, "says Alain Tardif, naturopath, founder of the European Academy of Natural Medicine and author of many books." In general, I start with a naturopathic consultation with, among other things, a history of the medical history of the person.This interview allows me to have a global vision of his living environment and find appropriate solutions.Simply, Isabelle told me that, supported by her husband, she wanted to solve her problem to have a child, but I felt that she had a depressive background, so I continued to interrogate her to try to discover the initial cause of her addiction and to know how she was torturing herself internally. "

The Young woman thought about it, but did not manage to locate a triggering event for her addiction to alcohol. Until she confessed that it was boredom that drove her to drink, and that she was ashamed of her behavior. "Like Isabelle, some people feel a permanent sense of boredom because they do not have found their way, their way of life or their vocation, even if they have a job, continues Alain Tardif.To deceive his, Isabelle drank and was then ashamed of herself.So she drank even more to forget his shame It was a somatopsychic reaction, a compensatory emotion that locked her into a vicious circle from which she could not go out alone, so I focused only on her addiction, which was why she came to consult me. "

Physical and emotional treatment

The therapist first offered him a "physical" treatment based on rosemary, which is an excellent activator of the liver for the elimination of alcohol. Then, to treat the emotional side, he advises Isabelle three flower essences: agrimony, indicated for people who seek to escape the reality or hide the inner suffering by drugs or extreme sensations; mustard, for those who experience deep sadness or a feeling of melancholy for no apparent reason; wild oats, for those who are bored in their life or have the impression of not being actors of their existence.

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