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Wondering what makes the Herbal Detox Program work? Here is a breakdown of the science upon which Dr. Zhou used as the foundation to create the Herbal Detox Program.
The Science Behind the Herbal Detox Program
While previously viewed as a moral failing, today, scientists recognize that addiction is a chronic disease that changes both the brain’s structure and overall function. Recent brain imaging studies on individuals who struggle with addiction have found that the areas of the brain that control decision-making, judgment, learning and memory, and behavior/impulse control had undergone physical changes as a result of previous drug use. However, the most impactful change drug use has on the brain’s overall function is the altering of its reward center circuitry, which is vital in creating the feeling of pleasure.
Have you ever noticed that when you eat a delicious dessert or win a prize, you get the same sense of pleasure? This is due to the fact that the brain processes all dopamine producing activities in the same way. As a result of this standardized system, the brain categorizes psychoactive drug use as a positive behavior and will create a conditioned response to repeat the behavior in the future. All pleasure producing activities trigger the release of dopamine, the neurotransmitter that regulates mood and enhances the sensation of pleasure. Unlike a tasty dessert, drugs cause the brain to produce 2 to 10 times more than the normal amount of dopamine, which causes the euphoric high associated with drug use. However, the body can only handle a certain amount of dopamine, and it will begin to reduce dopamine production in the body, leaving the individual unable to experience pleasure. At this stage, the drug user’s limbic system has been altered, and the neuron receptors within the body that signal to the brain’s rewards center are unable to function since the drugs have altered their structure. This structural change is the one aspect of addiction that is not being treated in standard rehabilitation programs. After discovering this missing link, Dr. Zhou created the Herbal Detox Program.
Dr. Zhou’s Herbal Detox Program provides a holistic approach to drug addiction treatment. The main goal of the Herbal Detox Program is to remove the toxicity created within the body from drug use, and to rehabilitate the brain’s structure and overall function to its pre-drug use state. Dr. Zhou uses a combined approach, integrating Western and traditional Chinese medical philosophy, in targeted treatments, to subdue the patient’s withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Dr. Zhou’s unique herbal formula is the real difference maker in the Herbal Detox Program, as this handcrafted potent blend has the ability to go directly across the blood-brain barrier, which allows it to remove toxic buildup and simultaneously work to restore functionality to the drug-altered parts of the brain.
Dr. Zhou has practiced internal medicine for over thirty years, and through his experience, he has learned the importance of treating a patient’s whole body, not just a problem area, in order to improve the patient’s overall well-being. In his drug addiction program, the Herbal Detox Program, he uses the same ideology, which is why he performs a full assessment of the patient’s physical and mental state. Through his extensive research and experience, Dr. Zhou found that one of the most commonly reported reasons why people begin using drugs is to manage the pain or discomfort from an improperly or untreated physical injury or psychological issue. To combat this, Dr. Zhou has made acupuncture and other Traditional Chinese Medicinal treatments a cornerstone in the Herbal Detox Program, which results in patients leaving the program with their full health restored. Through his extensive research, thirty years of experience, and passion to help his patients reach a full recovery, Dr. Zhou has established a drug addiction treatment program like no other in the field. His individualized approach and unique herbal formulas are what make the Herbal Detox Program so successful. Dr. Zhou is always looking to help more patients through their journey to recovery. If you or a loved one is currently battling drug addiction, take the first step and call our office today at 754-220-6799 to enroll in this life saving program.