Imagine a Life in Which You Are A Non-Smoker, A Life in Which You Have Abundant Energy and Feel Good About Yourself
Many smokers feel guilty for doing so. I’ve known people (myself included) who quit buying cartons of cigarettes because the pack they had would always be the last. If you are ready to quit, now is a great time. There will never be a time that is easier. For some people, quitting during a time of high stress reduces the liklihood of relapse because difficult situations have been faced without cigarettes.
Acupuncture Eases the Anxiety and Cravings
I want to say up front that acupuncture can help you, but it can’t do it for you. Quitting smoking is hard; there is no doubt about it. It is one of the hardest and most significant things a person can do. It’s as hard as climbing Mt. Everest and requires the same type of focus and determination. The good news is that it can be done when you have good support and a high level of determination. Three million people quit every year and so can you.
Acupuncture eases the anxiety and cravings that you experience when you are withdrawing from nicotine. The endorphins that are released during an acupuncture treatment, those brain chemicals that relieve pain and give a runner the “runner’s high” bring relaxation and contentment, thereby reducing the anxiety and intensity of cravings
A Few Benefits of Quitting
- you eliminate the embarrassment of having your clothes and breath smell like cigarettes
- you stop your hard-earned money from “going up in smoke”
- you improve your overall health immediately and experience a huge surge in your energy level
- you release yourself from being a prisoner to the nicotine fix
Many people fear that if they quit smoking they will gain weight, but this is not the case. You will gain weight if you eat more calories than your body is using. One of the key areas I help people with is how not to substitute one addiction for the other. Food will not satisfy your craving for nicotine, and those who are most successful at quitting are so because they deal head on with the cravings. Most people increase their activity level because they have more energy and can breathe better and sometimes even lose weight.
Once the nicotine is out of the blood stream, the psychological aspects must be dealt with. Together we will explore the more subtle triggers that stimulate your desire and create effective ways to deal with them. In addition to acupuncture, there are good natural teas and herbal supplements to help. I also recommend and teach a form of Qigong that will allow you to rebalance yourself when you feel off and are experiencing strong cravings.
If you are ready to feel good, have more energy and identify yourself with the nonsmokers, acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help you.
Please call Cynthia at Singing Crane Acupuncture with any questions or for further information at 503-233-2549.