- Mental Health
Treatment for Caffeine Addiction
Addicted to Caffeine?
An addiction is an overwhelming desire for drugs, caffeine is no exception.
The addiction can be limited to the mental component, but may be physiological, if the way the body works has changed over a prolonged use of a substance.
In many cases, the addict will experience physical withdrawal symptoms without the substance.
As in the case of caffeine addiction, the lack of it is a very common cause of mild to severe headaches.
Other common caffeine withdrawal symptoms include headaches, fatigue or drowsiness, depression and irritability, lack of concentration and flu-like symptoms of nausea, vomiting and muscle pain or stiffness.
In general, the more the caffeine you consume, the worse the withdrawal symptoms are. The withdrawal effects from coffee are the same as for caffeinated soft drinks.
Several methods for treating addiction to caffeine have been developed. Many of these also apply to other kinds of addiction, and we will focus on the natural remedies.
It is not effective to treat drug addiction with other drugs, it simply does not make much sense. Some words of caution before using these natural methods are necessary.
The physical addiction to substances should always be treated by a physician. Never stop using any medications unless under supervision.
Now let's go through all the different types of natural remedies, and the effectiveness of treatments within each category.
Ayurveda: This traditional system of medicine in India has been a great success in treating addictions of all kinds, which it considers fundamental imbalance in the body. Treatment is tailored to your constitution and personal characteristics.
Chinese traditional detoxification herbs is often used to treat caffeine addiction without any harmful side effects.
One of those is Chinese herb, kudzu commonly used to detoxify the blood. Treatment would be specific for other types of addiction. Herbalism, which is calm and help you strengthen your will.
Other herbs to calm the nervous system and reduce symptoms when you wish to withdraw from its addiction to include skullcap and valerian, while cramp bark does help nervousness and stress.
Traditional aromatherapy oils include chamomile, Clary sage, and ylang ylang. Use in the bath, and a vaporizer in bed.
Few drops on their clothes during the day in the sense of allowing the retention. Aromatherapy massage oil is extremely rewarding and has seen some positive results.
Try detoxifying oils like juniper. Aromatherapists suggest changes in the oils used at regular intervals, although it is almost impossible to become physically addicted to an essential oil, may be considered as a property. Also Bergamot seems to be very useful in cases of addiction to caffeine.
Still the best treatment for caffeine addiction is to limit or eliminate the intake of caffeine. Isn't it obvious? Sure it is.
But it's advisable to to reduce the caffeine intake gradually rather than stopping it all on a fine morning day.