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Five natural ways to quit smoking
Nearly 70 percent of quitters relapse within 72 hours without some form of help so here are five natural ways to quit smoking.
1. Hypnotherapyis a powerful way to let go of bad habits, get to the core of triggers that can be affiliated to your emotions and explore your consciousness. Guided meditation, visualization and relaxing music will put you in a state of trance where your conscious mind and your subconscious mind are able to communicate fully and agree on the outcome of quitting smoking. The very deep relaxation increases the level of serotonin in the plasma and brain tissue. Hypnosis was particularly helpful for smokers who are pregnant and want to avoid any additional toxins affecting their baby or in cases where there is a history of depression or anxiety.
Hypnosis prevent people from having craving or other withdrawal symptoms because cravings are really just a lack of effective communication between the conscious and the unconscious mind resulting in the unconscious mind “throwing a tantrum” causing significant emotional stress while the conscious mind struggles to exert willpower.
2. Acupuncture Acupuncture works with the energy systems of the body and can relieve cravings and withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms are worse within the first week of quitting and the intensity of the symptoms drops over the first month Like hypnosis, acupuncture enhances the levels of serotonin in the plasma and brain tissue says a study conducted at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine in Japan.
3. Meditation The practice of meditation can provide a way for an individual to access themselves in a cool, calm and collected state. The psychological distress and stress that former smokers undergo during the first few weeks of withdrawal can be controlled through meditation. Mindfulness meditation is a process of actively your thoughts and choosing to send off those that are not helpful. Meditation can help people quit smoking and encourage them to begin healthy habits like exercising, changing their diet and improve their overall well-being. This cognitive skill that can help regulate craving, withdrawal symptoms, stress and negative emotions from smoking.
4. Massage A simple self-massage in the ear or hand can relax your body and help calm the mind to reduce the cravings because they are microsystems that represent the whole body. For example, a medical condition that is in your body can be treated by using several points in one microsystem, either your ear or your hand. A two minute massage on these two microsystems can reduce cravings and promote ease.
5. Conversation A sit down with your doctor or a supportive other can help increase your chances to quit smoking. This is more like having a coach and seeking advice can help quitters stick to a regimen and have a preventative relapse system.