Why is so difficult to stop smoking?
Thousands of people try to stop smoking each year without success. Despite the many health risks including heart disease and cancer it can be difficult to give up. This is because nicotine is highly addictive and smokers experience physical and emotional withdrawal symptoms when they try to stop. Nicotine has become a crutch for coping with life stressors and this makes individuals vulnerable to relapse as they start smoking again to avoid withdrawal symptoms. Therefore the vicious cycle begins again putting health at risk not to mention the high cost of maintaining a smoking habit.
What is Auricular Acupuncture?
When we feel well our body energy systems flow naturally and freely. Auricular Acupuncture is a treatment in response to disharmony between two elements (yin and yang) as a result of physical and emotional issues. This treatment aims to restore a person’s natural balance, by removing the blockages that impede the flow of chi energy and improving well-being.
Auricular Acupuncture is a highly effective non invasive treatment for stress relief. It is also a very successful treatment for individuals who want to reduce their substance use, including nicotine.
Auricular Acupuncture can help to reduce withdrawal symptoms
As holistic practitioner's, we have been delivering auricular acupuncture for over 15 years to support individuals with addiction issues, including nicotine. By inserting needles into certain pressure points in the ears, this is particularly effective in suppressing cravings and withdrawal symptoms. In addition, as well as dealing with cravings, we create a relaxation response that supports clients with better managing stress levels, improve mood, create better sleep patterns and generally learn more positive coping strategies.
In between treatments, we place magnets into both ear’s so that clients can apply pressure to these points to help self-manage urges/cravings.