01 February 2021
Acupuncture and Homeopathy can assist you to successfuly quit smoking.
Quitting tobacco is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It is not easy, but here is some good news. Acupuncture and Homeopathic remedies can assist you with the physical and emotional withdrawal symptoms. It can help reduce cravings, irritability and improve mood and sleep.
Acupuncture points in the ears are especially effective in suppressing cravings. The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association has an entire protocol to assist with smoking cessation.
HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK TO HELP YOU QUIT SMOKING?
Acupuncture involves the shallow insertion of very fine needles at various points on the body and the external ear. Five points on the ear is selected:
LUNG POINT: Improves the function of the lungs and alleviates feelings of grief.
LIVER POINT: Removes toxins and reduces irritability.
KIDNEY POINT: Repairs vital organs and reduces fears.
SHEN MEN: Reduces anxiety.
SYMPATHETIC POINT: Soothes the nervous system and promotes relaxation.
After the treatment you may go home with ear seeds. This is a form of acupressure. It involves placing tiny balls in your ear with adhesive tape in specific areas. By applying pressure to those points daily, it will help suppress the urge to smoke and aid in relaxation. Typically I suggest a follow up in a week. A full program usually consists of four visits, one week apart.
HOW DOES HOMEOPATHY HELP YOU QUIT SMOKING?
The carefully selected homeopathic remedies make all the difference!! It further aids in easing the withdrawal symptoms after you leave the consultation and acupuncture treatment. It is safe, has no side effects, and helps reduce cravings, irritability, anxiety and stress. It aids in the detoxification and eases pain. Best of all, it can help you sleep well and wake up rested. All the things you will need on this path!!!
WHEN SHOULD I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
Physical cravings are only one aspect of cigarette addiction. Many times the habit of smoking is harder to stop than the physical addiction. If smoking helps you cope during difficult emotional situations, not smoking can make you feel vulnerable. If smoking is part of a daily ritual, not smoking will not feel “normal”. All of this can be challenging and I recommend that you use all the support systems you have available. Quitting smoking is no small task and you will need lots of support to be successful. Get help from family, friends, join a support group, exercise, find new smoke-free activities. Make an appointment when you are mentally prepared to quit smoking. I have many success stories and can definitely say with confidence that I have assisted many on this path successfully!!