You may be wondering how acupuncture and hypnosis help you stop smoking. In fact they are two synergistic therapies that work beautifully together to help you become a non-smoker. Certainly most experts agree that quitting smoking is the single most important thing you can do for your health, but as anyone who has smoked–this former smoker included–it isn’t usually easy. The good news is that both acupuncture and hypnosis have helped millions of people to overcome their addiction to nicotine permanently.
Among the stumbling blocks to becoming smoke-free are the stress, anxiety and weight gain associated with quitting. Whether using acupuncture, hypnosis, or both, treatment calms the nervous system and minimizes cravings for both nicotine and food. The addictive cycle is broken when acupuncture intercepts messages sent by the brain to the body that demand more nicotine.
If you are ready to quit, both acupuncture and hypnosis can make the difference between almost stopping and truly kicking the habit. Our dual technique has been especially effective in helping many people to quit.
To read more about our protocol, please check out the FAQ Quit Smoking page.
Once you are smoke-free, you’ll focus on maintenance. Quitting smoking is a wonderful step, but only a first one. Whereas you once used cigarettes as a shield to insulate uncomfortable feelings and situations, you’ll now have tools to help you stay calmer. You can also take these simple steps:
- Set Boundaries and try to maintain them for a while –Stay away from smokers until you feel confident with your nonsmoking health status.
- Drink 6-8 glasses of water – It has been shown that cravings can dehydrate you. Sip water frequently throughout the day.
- Refrain or at least reduce your caffeine intake – Coffee dehydrates the body. If you must drink coffee, drink plenty of water as well.
- Choose food wisely – Eat plenty of vegetables for the first two weeks. Sugar can make smoking-withdrawal symptoms worse through elevated blood sugar levels.
SOME HARD QUESTIONS FOR SMOKERS:
- How long have you been smoking?
- Why did you start smoking?
- Did someone you looked up to smoke? If yes, who?
- Have you tried to stop smoking in the past?
- What method did you use and what happened?
- How many cigarettes do you smoke a day?
- How much do you pay for a pack of cigarettes?
- How could you better use the money saved by being a non-smoker?
- Can you list three reasons why you want to stop smoking?
- What fear’s might you have of quitting smoking?
- Name other people who will appreciate your being non-smoking
- Do you believe that smoking is harmful to your health?
- Do you ever experience shortness of breath?
- Do you have a smoker’s cough?
- Do you have any other health problems related to smoking?
- When do you enjoy a cigarette the most? A. When you first get up in the morning B. With Coffee? C. As a reward D. Other
- Do you smoke in your car?
- Do you take a smoke break?
- Once you go to sleep at night, do you get up to smoke?
- Do you tend to smoke while you are talking on the telephone?
- Do you smoke to feel confident?
- Do you smoke when you feel bored?
- Do you smoke more when you are upset?
- Do you smoke to replace overeating?
- Do you sometimes think of your cigarettes as your friend?
- Are You Ready To Make The Choice? Make An Appointment.