So you’ve decided you want to quit smoking. Galvanized great determination and, perhaps, the fear of health risks associated with smoking, you are ready. At this point, applaud all those who successfully quit the habit is good to, as it is rarely easy effort, but it’s certainly possible.
Cigarette smoke contains a lethal mix of more than 7,000 chemicals, hundreds of toxic and about 70 can cause cancer. Cigarette smoke can cause serious health problems and death. Fortunately, people who quit smoking significantly reduce the risk of disease and premature death.
Risks to health:
Increases the risk of stroke two to four times.
Reduces the circulation by narrowing the blood vessels, thereby increasing the risk of obstruction of large arteries in the arms and legs, which can cause a number of problems with pain, loss of tissue.
Lung disease (such as emphysema, bronchitis). This is a major cause of lung cancer.
Cancer of the cervix, bladder, pancreas, kidney, stomach, lips, mouth, pharynx, esophagus, larynx / voice box.
Infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth.
Reduced bone mineral density after menopause in women.
Why is it hard to stop?
Nicotine is a psychoactive drug in tobacco products that causes addiction. Studies show that nicotine can be as addictive as heroin, cocaine or alcohol. Quitting smoking is difficult and may require several attempts. Users often relapse because of the nicotine withdrawal symptoms such as irritability, anxiety, difficulty concentrating and increased appetite.
How acupuncture can help you quit smoking?
Acupuncture is used to reduce cravings to smoke cigarettes and reduce withdrawal symptoms associated with smoking. Acupuncture helps to detoxify the body from nicotine withdrawal symptoms and remove, since it is very effective in:
Soothing and relaxing the mind
Increased ability to concentrate
The weakening of feelings of depression>
The suppression of appetite and food cravings decreases.
Many people lose the desire to smoke, they noticed a change in the taste of smoke and think of it as pleasant and unpleasant, it is difficult to finish the whole cigarette. Often after the first week of treatment, most people are willing to reduce cigarette consumption by 50 percent. Most people will notice more energy and find that they can breathe easier.
The procedure for treatment
During the procedure, very thin needles are inserted at specific acupuncture points on the hands, wrists and ears. Mild electrical stimulation passes through some of these needles to increase their effectiveness. After treatment, the press-beads or magnets are taped to the ear and remain in place for several days in order to maintain the excitement.
The course of treatment
At least three weeks of treatment, twice a week is usually recommended. The total number will vary depending on the daily consumption of cigarettes a person.