A shaman’s guide to seeing off Al, the Alcohol Demon

by Annie Dieu-Le-Veut This is some timely guidance about how to deal with my old friend Al, the Alcohol Demon, as Christmas is coming earlier and earlier every year now, and ye olde traditional office party season will soon be upon us. I say ‘my old friend’ Al, because if, like me, you’re the child…

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Shamanism, the wounded healer, addiction and the alcohol demon

by ANNIE DIEU-LE-VEUT One of the soubriquets often attached to the shaman is the term ‘the wounded healer’. This is because we’re so often leading people out of mires that we have only recently been ensnared in ourselves. We’re just a couple of steps ahead. I first noticed this phenomena quite soon after I first…

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Easy Ear Acupuncture Points for Switching Off Addiction

by P F Louis In 1972, a Hong Kong neurosurgeon, Dr. H. L. Wen, discovered that the acupuncture he used on a surgical patient for analgesic purposes also diminished the patient’s opium withdrawal and cravings. Dr. Wen was using auricular or ear acupuncture, where needle points are routinely used for diminishing pain throughout the rest…

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How Hypnotherapy Helps in Giving Up Smoking

The harmful effects of tobacco smoke on atherosclerosis ~ or ‘furring of the arteries’ ~ which is one of the main causes of heart disease, is greater in women than in men.  This is the conclusion reached after a large European epidemiological study funded by EU.

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