Stop Smoking with Acupuncture
Among current U.S. adult smokers, 70% report that they want to quit smoking and millions try to quit every year. If you or someone you know has attempted to quit smoking, you know how difficult it can be. Nicotine is a powerful addiction, research shows that nicotine can be as addictive as heroin, cocaine, or alcohol.
Most smokers will often look outside mainstream approaches and turn to alternative medicine after trying attempt to quit two or three times with conventional methods and failing.
The reasons to quit smoking are endless. Cigarettes have 4,000 chemicals, including 43 known cancer-causing (carcinogenic) compounds and 400 other toxins. These include nicotine, tar and carbon monoxide, as well as formaldehyde, ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, arsenic and DDT. According to the CDC, tobacco is the cause of 443,000 premature deaths each year, and is associated with emphysema, lung cancer, high blood pressure, and many more health conditions.
Acupuncture is successful with smoking cravings and has turned a growing number of smokers into permanent ex-smokers. Acupuncture treatments focus on jitters, cravings, irritability and restlessness; all symptoms that people commonly complain about when they quit.
Here are tips to help you when you are Quitting Smoking
Exercise more. Getting moving is a great way to remind yourself why you shouldn’t smoke. Exercise can reduce your stress and help you relax far better than cigarettes.
Get plenty of fresh fruit and vegetable juices to neutralize and clear the blood of nicotine acid and to fortify blood sugar.
Carrots, Carrot juice, celery, leafy green salads and citrus fruits promote body alkalinity and decrease cravings.
Avoid junk food, sugar and coffee. They can upset blood sugar levels and increase blood acidity which can aggravate smoking withdrawal symptoms.
Green Tea can be sipped daily during the detox period to keep tissues flooded with elements that discourage nicotine cravings.
Drink water. Research shows that dryness causes cravings. Sip water frequently throughout the day.
Practice deep breathing exercises to increase body oxygen and keep calm.
Schedule your acupuncture treatment!
The length, number of treatments will vary. Typical treatments last 30 minutes, and you will need two times a week. Some symptoms are relieved after the 4 treatment, while more severe or chronic ailments often require multiple treatments.
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