During the acute stages of my recovery from alcoholism I decided to seek out an acupuncturist and herbalist to help me deal with my symptoms. It was the best decision I ever made. I chose a gentle form of Japanese acupuncture that was treating the root causes of my addiction, such as the manifestations of imbalanced energy in my spleen from living too much in the past, my inability to let go of deeply buried traumas, etc. Together, with a constantly changing combination of herbs, that worked on my liver, spleen, kidneys and lungs, I was gradually able to make big leaps forwards and upwards. Have you ever tried anything similar? And how did you fare?