Ancient Chinese medicine has a unique perspective and viewpoint on the effects of shock and trauma.

This presentation will demonstrate how the integration of ancient medical wisdom and nutrition can play a vital role in the well-being of those recovering from addiction. Nutrition is often an afterthought for many, but Dr Weeks will demonstrate why it should be an integral part of any long-term recovery plan.

The word ‘Detox’ is often used for the initial process of withdrawing from a substance. Philip Weeks will look at upregulating detoxification which can address the bioaccumulation of environmental toxins in organs and tissues, which in turn support the recovery process.

Finally, we will explore the importance of addressing and restoring gut bacteria. A balanced gut bacterium doesn’t just have physiological benefits in terms of better health and resistance to disease but can have profound effects on brain neurotransmitters and mental health.

Learning Objectives:

1. How nutrition can play a foundational role in mental, emotional and physical resilience.
2. How I use ancient strategies to address trauma, although some of the processes are thousands of years old, they are still as relevant today.
3. The route to long term brain health is often through the gut, restoring and optimising gut function is essential for any long term health and recovery.

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