Acupuncture & Hypnotherapy to Quit Smoking
Smoking is a strong, complicated addiction. Quitting smoking is no small task and you will need lots of support to be successful. You need the best tools to help with the physical and emotional symptoms, and acupuncture is a great resource to help you succeed.
Here some facts you should know about using acupuncture & hypnotherapy to quit smoking.
Cigarette addiction & habits
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 naked and vulnerable. If smoking is part of a daily ritual, not smoking can make your day feel “off.” All of this is normal and challenging. I recommend that people use all the support systems they have available. Stopping a smoking addiction requires support—physically, emotionally and socially. Get help from family and friends. Join a support group. Exercise. Find new smoke-free activities.
Acupuncture is very effective to help stop smoking.
Acupuncture has been used to help combat addiction and curb cigarette cravings for a long time. Many people have had success and now research is supporting these claims. Acupuncture helps with smoking addiction in many ways. It stops jitters, curbs cravings, lessens irritability and restlessness, increases relaxation, helps with insomnia, and helps detoxify the body. It can also restore balance in your constitution and jumpstart the healing process.
Herbs can help with cravings.
There are many herbs which help with cravings, irritability, insomnia, depression, anxiety, detoxification, and tissue repair. I choose specific formulas that are customized for each patient to decrease urges and to help with withdrawal symptoms.
Acupuncture works best when used with other methods such as hypnotherapy
Acupuncture is even more effective as part of a multidisciplinary approach that involves other aspects of integrative medicine.
The American Medical Association now recognizes that using hypnosis as a method for quitting smoking is one of the most powerful tools to break the nicotine habit. One part of you knows you should stop smoking for your health and survival, yet another part of you simply won’t let you! The part of you that doesn’t let you stop smoking is called your subconscious mind. You can’t change your subconscious by force or will power. Hypnotherapy in conjunction with acupuncture and herbal medicine will help address the patient’s needs both on the physiological and psychological spectrum.
You need help from someone who is fully invested in you and with whom you can work to reprogram the subconscious mind. I am here to support you and partner up with you in obtaining your goal of becoming smoke free and reaching optimal health. Make an appointment to discuss the best treatment plan that will support you in becoming an ex-smoker.