Acupuncture as an alternative approach to smoking cessation has a growing number of converts. In fact, acupuncture is often a court mandated treatment for drug addicts because of its ability to curb withdrawal symptoms and manage cravings.
Acupuncture is not a panacea or a magic cure in the treatment of any addiction, including smoking. But, is quite effective in making it easier to quit and remain smoke-free. If one is motivated and ready to quit, acupuncture can empower to take control and begin a healthy and smoke-free life!
A Formidable Addiction The reasons to quit smoking are endless. Cigarettes have quite a lot known poisons, any of which can kill in high enough doses. One drop of pure nicotine acid can kill a person. Not to mention the chronic illnesses and diseases that are associated with smoking. Emphysema, lung cancer, high blood pressure, shortness of breath, chronic cough, an increased frequency of colds and flu; these are just a few of the widely known risks associated with smoking. Even – It causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease. And besides this too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development.
How Does Acupuncture Help Break the Cigarette Habit? It has turned a growing number of cigarette crave-rs into permanent ex-smokers. Though, acupuncture is not a panacea or a magic cure in the treatment of smoking. It can, however, reduce the cravings and lessen the withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting.
The acupuncture treatments will focus on the jitters, the cravings, the irritability, and the restlessness that people commonly complain about when they quit. It will also aid in relaxation and detoxification.
Each patient is custom-treated according to his or her specific and unique diagnosis. Usually a combination of energy acupuncture on the hands and points on the ear are used that are believed to influence the organs and energetic pathways associated with smoking.
Commonly Used Points for Smoking Cessation include:Kidney. Sympathetic – Hunger or Mouth. Yang will to be tonify, as already there is a will deficiency, and desire excess.
What Lifestyle and Dietary Changes One Should Make?
Exercise is encouraged and dietary and support systems are recommended to rid the body of toxins and avoid relapses:
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,chocolate,coffee and cooked spinach. 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.
Deep Breathing Exercises – to increase body oxygen.
Acupuncture itself is a powerful tools for de-addicting the smoking by itself. In the struggle to smoke less or to stop, one may find that acupuncture is just what was needed to overcome cravings, boost energy, enhance the metabolism, and at the same time it increases the willpower to succeed!
Therefore, the application of SuJok therapy in combination with auriculotherapy allows to enhance the effectiveness of obtaining the de-addiction of smoking.
An important aspect of Su Jok therapy is that it allows to take into account an individual characteristics of the patient manifested in self’s energy constitution. This brings about an effective action on the very origin of disease.
One may easily opt for de-addiction of smoking.
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