Natural Addiction Treatment
"Carolyn Reuben has long treated our family
for various allergies. Recently I worked with her to customize a recovery program for
After four months I have a greatly improved
sense of well being, and no longer desire several stiff whiskeys every evening. It is a
There are several root causes of discomforts that create cravings for sugary treats, alcoholic
beverages, or drugs. Besides emotional causes, we can simply have too few feel-good
chemicals in the brain, a nutritional deficiency, or an
allergy to a food, chemical, or plant.
We often blame ourselves for our predicament, and others may blame us,
too. However, though will power is useful and taking responsibility for our actions is a sign of maturity,
the underlying cause of cravings is a biochemical imbalance that
must be addressed for permanent results.
If we keep resorting to drugs even after graduating from a treatment program, it is more than
simply a dysfunctional family of origin or traumatic experiences in life that is triggering our behavior.
Some people suffer trauma and do not comfort themselves with alcohol, drugs, or compulsive
We who do respond with these behaviors have fewer resources inside our biochemical landscape
to buffer the intensity of the stressful experiences, and seek something outside ourselves for
self-medication. But if we can change and strengthen our inner biochemical landscape, even future
stresses won't trigger re-use of drugs or food.
Neural Nutrient Therapy
We may continue to use
a substance like alcohol, marijuana, methamphetamine, or heroin or other drugs not so much for a "high," but
rather to feel normal. This suggests that we were born into a family with too few messenger molecules called
carry messages of well-being from one nerve to another to regulate our mood, energy- and
well-being. When these chemicals are out of balance we feel discomfort, unhappiness, or even physical
neurotransmitters called endorphins increases our sensitivity to pain. If we are missing
adequate catecholamines we are tired, apathetic, and can't concentrate. Too little
serotonin can cause us self-blame, sleep disturbance, obsessive-compulsive thoughts and
behaviors, irritability and fear; anything but calm. With low levels of GABA we are often
anxious and tense.
may treat depression can by forcing deficient levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin into
balance with drugs called Select Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs, like Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft) . These SSRIs
halt the recycling of serotonin, an important mood neurotransmitter, increasing the amount in the brain, and
often offering temporary relief.
antidepressants are called Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs, like Cymbalta, Effexor, or
Pristiq) which block the re-absorption (reuptake) of both the neurotransmitter serotonin and the
The problem is that
when we stop the body from absorbing these messengers and we already have too few of them to begin with, we may
end up with a more severe deficiency leading to frequent medication adjustments and inevitably unsatisfactory
Contrast this with
nutrient therapy, which gives the body what it needs to build a greater supply of the missing neurotransmitters
and leads to a permanent correction even if the problem existed from
or simply an imbalance?
We may think that
getting high is what it's all about: that we need to get high, we like getting high, and we
lack the will power to stop. But the fact can actually be the opposite: while we may enjoy
intoxication, we don't really want to do it constantly, because constant use becomes less enjoyable and detracts
from our relationships and self growth. No, the real reason behind daily use is as a form
of medication for uncomfortable feelings. Unfortunately, it's a medication with deleterious
effects on our physical and emotional well being and relationships.
Imagine that we can
remove the underlying feeling of discomfort, so that we don't need to reach for a remedy.
Wouldn't this remove the need to indulge? The fact is that this is exactly what happens with Neural
Nutrient Therapy. Specific nutritional supplements improve our mental and emotional well-being, which
removes the need for our addiction. As an adjunct to nutrients, you will also receive
auricular therapy, which speeds the release of feel-good chemicals, helps eliminate cravings,
and regulates the various systems of the body including hormones, pain-relievers, antihistamines, and digestive
molecules to enhance the experience of healing.
Another reason for
addiction is to mask painful emotional feelings, often from childhood, traumas, or "failures". The Emotional
Freedom Technique is a simple procedure that can wipe away painful reactions to old memories,
removing another trigger for addiction.
The third cause for
addictions can be allergic reactions or sensitivities to a wide range of substances. The discomfort from these
reactions may be masked by an addiction, or even involve a syndrome of consumption followed by a next day
reaction that is relieved by more consumption.
These reactions are
caused by an inappropriate immune response. The NAET technique applies acupressure or
acupuncture to reprogram the immune system to eliminate this response. It is a
highly effective and permanent cure for food, chemical, and environmental
Course of Treatment
Harmony Health offers a
comprehensive treatment program that addresses the root causes of addictive behaviors, including body, mind, and
The program is fast and
effective. However, it takes a reasonable amount of time for anyone to shift thinking and behavior. We ask
that you to give yourself that time, so you can achieve the best possible outcome. It will take a
minimum of three months until the nutritional program personally designed and adjusted for your needs
results in a possible reduction in supplementation, the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) process has
successfully moved you toward freedom from addiction, and your food choices have caught up with your desire to
feel better and stay solidly on your path to wellness. That is why we expect a commitment of 12 weeks for