Natural Ways to Stop Smoking

Smokers can be helped to stop

Since establishing my practice in 1985, I have helped hundreds of people to kick the habit of smoking. Often these are clients who have tried everything and feel hopeless in their quest for non-smoker status.

Trends indicate that smoking is on the increase. Experts attribute this to smoking’s decreasing social acceptance and an increasing awareness of its risks.

Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the developed world. It kills men and women prematurely from lung and several other cancers, heart disease, strokes, chronic respiratory disease and osteoporosis.

Acupuncture is increasingly becoming popular as a treatment for smoking. Ear and body points are used which, through the nervous system, induce deep relaxation and stimulate the body into quickly excreting the large amounts of toxins (mainly nicotine and the many other toxins associated with tobacco), thus nearly completely doing away with the cold turkey or withdrawal process. Also, points are often used to influence will-power and the psychological factors involved.

Patients having stop smoking treatment often use and benefit greatly from Mora therapy, Homeopathy, and Hypnotherapy CD’s.

Weight gain is often a concern for some contemplating stopping smoking, but it need not be as Chinese and Functional medicines have both proven effective in treating weight gain which is much easier to deal with than is nicotine withdrawal.

Functional and Chinese medicine are both individualised and holistic and effectively influence one’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

Kicking the habit

Acupuncture has been proven to have a 90 percent success rate in the treatment of nicotine addiction.

A study published in the American Journal of Acupuncture stated: “A 90 percent success rate for 2282 cases treated over a three year period” was achieved.

Trends indicate that smoking is on the decrease, with experts attributing this to the declining social acceptance of the habit and to increasing public awareness of the health risks associated with smoking.

Worldwide, acupuncture is increasing being used for the treatment of addictions.

Ear or body points may be used as they act through the nervous system to induce a sense of well-being (caused by endocrine excretions) and to excrete toxins.

The aim is for patients to bypass the withdrawal symptoms associated with going “cold turkey”. The points may also be used to deal with mental and emotional aspects of the addiction.

And any potential non-smokers concerned with gaining weight once they have kicked the habit can be helped also.

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