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If you have decided to quit smoking recently, but are unsure of exactly how to quit, we can help with our Smoking Cessation Program!Schedule an Appointment
Our two week program is uniquely powerful in that it consists several proven interventions which includes acupuncture, custom herbal formulas, relaxation technique instruction, and ear seed placement. This program will help you quit smoking and get you through the initial nicotine detoxification phase, plus arms you with techniques to avoid returning to it. For most people 5 treatments are all that is needed to completely quit and recover from the detoxification process of quitting. If you feel you could use a couple more sessions beyond this program, we can continue the treatments at an a la carte rate as needed.
Most people dread quitting smoking due to the intense detox process. Our treatments will significantly reduce cravings and physical withdrawal symptoms immediately. On a chemical level, acupuncture releases endorphins, and dopamine which are the body’s natural pain killers and “feel good” hormones to keep you calm, improve sleep and reduce irritability.
The reason our program is 2 weeks, with 5-7 treatments is acupuncture is an accumulation process. The first treatment benefit generally wears of in the first 12-24 hours. Therefore having 3 treatments back-to-back the first week is paramount to building a strong foundation where the benefits last longer, more permanently.
We have found this combination of treatments works best when combined with the actual desire to quit from the patient. You have to want to quit 100% for yourself for this to be quick and permanent. If you are on the fence to quitting and still actually LIKE to smoke, or are trying to quit for someone else (family member, loved one’s guilt) you may be able to quit smoking but statistically it won’t be for good. But if you have made up your mind that this is it- we can help.
Here are some more helpful tips in preparation for quitting smoking:
– What are the compelling reasons to quit?
– What is smoking costing me in terms of my health, self esteem, relationships, physical limitations?
– What are the actual financial cost to smoking: each day, month, year? Think about what you could do with that money…
While the actual treatments are painless, you may experience discomfort from the detoxification process of quitting smoking afterwards. These symptoms can include: body aches, low grade fever (especially the first couple of days being smoke-free), headaches, insomnia, congestion and coughing, and poor mood. The acupuncture treatments will certainly help to alleviate these discomforts for the short term, and the herbal formulas prescribed during this program will greatly reduce these symptoms for the long term. They are paramount to keeping your body on an even keel during this whole process.
6 hours before your first treatment.
We give you a month’s supply of custom herbal formulas that are specifically designed to expedicate detoxification, boost lung healing, reduce cravings, soothe the nervous system and balance your mood. Increasing your water intake substantially will help to flush out the toxins from your body, as well as boost your energy. Eating nutritious foods also helps on a cellular level to boost your immune system, improve eliminations and digestion. Try not to replace one habit with another. Sugary foods are a sneaky “comfort” during this time, but are a definite no- no here. Avoid them as much as possible. Instead of sucking on a lollipop or chewing gum, have pre-cut carrots, celery, apples and the like prepped and ready for a quick grab to munch on.
In a word: no. This should also give extra incentive to give your complete participation and effort here. We have never had one person who was 100% committed to quit smoking not be successful even if short term. It may be necessary to “recommit”yourself to your decision to quit at some point.
Avoiding relapse requires two things: overcoming the habit of smoking, and implementing stress relief mechanisms that help you to deal with stress so you don’t turn to cigarettes as a “stress reliever”.
Reminding yourself of the value your health being paramount. Remember what it feels like to be smoke-free. Improved oxygen intake, improved sleep, improved smell, improved taste, improved relationships. All of it. Also know that your investment will pay for itself in just 90 days of being smoke free. You can do it!
All of our patients agree to a 24 hour notification of cancellation, otherwise are charged a $45 cancellation fee.
*Results may vary
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