by Steven Sonmore, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)
Minneapolis has finally caught up with other major cities in the US like San Francisco and New York by enforcing a smoking ban in bars and restaurants. This has actually persuaded some people to quit the nasty habit.
I’ve been observing a new phenomenon. Groups of twenty-somethings have been flocking to our clinic to get much needed assistance with quitting smoking. Recently, a group of three roommates in their early twenties came in for the Quit Smoking Today Acupuncture Program. Since they all lived in the same house they wanted to quit smoking at the time. It’s great when people support each other in making a healthy change is their lives.
And they couldn’t help but make the best choice. That’s because acupuncture offers the 3 punch combination to the smoking habit. It:
- Detoxifies your body of the nicotine.
- Reduces your cravings for tobacco.
- Helps you to relax.
One of my clients, Thomas, said:
I used the Quit Smoking Today Acupuncture Program and I was amazed at how easy it was to quit.”
When asking patients the reason that they smoke, 98% of the participants always said they smoked because it helped them to relax. But at what price? Surely at the risk of being stricken with lung cancer or emphysema in later years.
The truth is that acupuncture assists the former smoker in relaxing WITHOUT SMOKING. How does this work? Acupuncture balances your nervous system. Too often with our fast paced lifestyles our bodies are keyed into our “fight or flight” response. This is where your adrenals are pumping, your breathing is more rapid and shallow, your heart is beating faster, and your digestion is more incomplete.
Acupuncture helps your body naturally tune into your RELAXATION RESPONSE. This is where you’re heart is beating more slowly and evenly, your breathing is deeper – more full and relaxed – and your digestion is more complete. Obviously, this state of being is healthier and a lot more fun.
Unlike the patch, acupuncture is taking nicotine out of your body instead of putting it back in.
Finally, acupuncture ELIMINATES your CRAVINGS for tobacco. Utilizing acupuncture to quit smoking involves a series of 3 treatments utilizing special ear points for ADDICTION ELIMINATION. Chinese herbs are also prescribed to aid your transition into a healthier state.
Life is more fun when you desire exercise and healthy food instead of
putting smoke inside your precious lungs. It’s interesting to think
that a negative like a smoking ban could create a positive such as
people living healthier, smoke-free lives. Isn’t it time that you decided to be healthier, live longer and enjoy life more? Ask your Licensed Acupuncturist for smoking cessation treatments. You deserve it.
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