If you’re reading this then maybe you’re on your way to finally kicking the habit and becoming smoke-free and healthier.
Now, it goes without saying that putting that last cigarette down is the single most important thing you can do for your health. For example, more than 25 diseases are associated with tobacco use, including cancer of the lungs, bladder, mouth, larynx, pharynx, esophagus, pancreas, kidney, uterus and cervix. What’s more, smoking raises your chances of developing emphysema and increases your risk of having a stroke by 30 percent.
There is plenty of incentive to stop, and I know it’s not easy to do. The good news for you is that acupuncture has helped millions of people to kick the smoking habit.
How acupuncture helps
Some of the largest stumbling blocks to becoming smoke-free are the stress, anxiety and depression associated with quitting.
Fortunately, acupuncture treatment is quite successful at calming and relaxing your mind, reducing anxiety and alleviating depressive feelings. Specific points in the ear and wrist are used to accomplish this, and additional points may be included that help to…
- suppress your appetite
- stimulate repair and healing of organ systems
- and reduce food and nicotine cravings
More than just kicking the habit
Using acupuncture to quit smoking yields enormous benefits.
Aside from taking care of the stumbling blocks that can cause you to resume the habit, acupuncture can help restore your body to a healthy state of balance and well-being. If you are ready to become smoke-free, acupuncture can provide you with the support you need.
Here are a few tips to guide you through your acupuncture care:
- Drink plenty of filtered water during the process.
- Eat balanced, healthy meals with a variety of vegetables and fruits.
- Refrain from sugar, which can cause further sugar cravings and unwanted weight gain.
Manage your cravings. They will actually fade within a few minutes, and when cravings do come find a healthy way to distract yourself. Before you know it they’ll be gone.
It’s good to get some exercise, too. Take a walk outside and take deep breaths. Upon exhale, gently place your teeth together and exhaling with the sound of “sssssssss.” This sound stimulates the lungs.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can provide a safe, natural, drug-free and effective way to quit smoking. The focus is upon achieving a balance of body and mind, and eliminating cravings so you can become smoke-free and healthier.
Schedule your appointment today
If you have questions about how acupuncture can help you, or you’re ready to schedule your first appointment, please call me (Marnie) at 503-282-5666.
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