Many business people think they are alcoholics and diseased because they need to drink several bottles of alcohol every night. They can’t stop. But their lifestyle is usually to blame, not the alcohol.

Business success and alcohol dependenceIf you get up and straight into work, skip breakfast, grab a sandwich at the desk or skip lunch and then work late, and are highly stressed all day, it creates imbalances.

In Chinese medicine this is too much Yang (go go go) and alcohol becomes the means to switch over from a yang to a yin (laid-back) state – otherwise sleep is impossible.

Instead of focusing on stopping drinking, which goes nowhere, the solution is to develop a balanced lifestyle and to find an alternative ‘switch-over’ technique. Eventually, the dependence on alcohol goes, and people are able to enjoy alcohol socially.