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Quitting smoking

If you are looking for information on how to quit smoking, you are already on the threshold of success. Just a few more steps and you will completely succeed in resisting cigarettes.


Quitting smoking may be one of the hardest things you will ever do, as nicotine addiction is one of the strongest. It is a physical and psychological habit that is difficult to eliminate. Patients often face severe physical symptoms, which are often accompanied by psychological conditions as well. Withdrawal symptoms include irritability, fatigue, headache or flu-like aches and pains, and they become obstacles that are difficult to overcome. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) attempts to facilitate your journey to health through a variety of treatment methods. We can help you overcome the urge to smoke, and with our help you will also find it easier to resist the triggers of this condition.

Why quit smoking?


Not only does smoking harm you, it also harms your loved ones and the people around you. If you want to improve your health, quitting smoking is one of the best choices you can make. There are 4,000 chemicals hidden in cigarettes, including 43 known carcinogens and 400 other poisons. These include nicotine, tar, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, ammonia, hydrocyanic acid, arsenic and DDT. Tobacco is a common cause of premature death and is associated with emphysema, lung cancer, high blood pressure, difficulty breathing, chronic cough, impaired blood circulation, and more frequent occurrence of colds and flu.

Invest in your health and choose a better life.

Once, a patient told me that she found the TKM visit expensive from the beginning. Then she calculated how much money she spends on cigarettes and what their consequences are, and realized that the money she spends on TKM is a smart investment.
Many decide to quit smoking because of the huge cost of cigarettes or are tired of being addicted to a certain substance. There is also a lot of social pressure that smoking is not good. Most smokers remember an ugly look or a rude remark from a person nearby when they lit a cigarette. Social pressure is also increasing in countries where smoking is prohibited in certain areas, not only indoors, but also in certain public parks and public areas.

Benefits of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture in Quitting Smoking


When a patient decides to quit smoking, TCM treatment can effectively facilitate the process. Treatment consists of acupuncture treatments and herbal preparations to try to reduce nicotine cravings and ease withdrawal symptoms such as nervousness, cravings, irritability and restlessness. It also helps the individual to relax and to remove toxins from his body. The effectiveness of the treatment depends on the individual's determination and level of addiction.

Acupuncture point for smoking cessation


There are certain acupuncture points that are designed to combat nicotine addiction. A special acupuncture point "to quit smoking" is on the inside of the hand at the crease of the wrist. The second point is ST36, which is found below the knee, on the tibial anterior muscle. However, these points alone are not enough to treat this condition, as it is a strong and complex addiction. During the treatment, we will select several acupuncture points according to TCM diagnostics.

Smoking cessation strategy


1.      step: Find the strength within yourself
Where there is a will there is a way. You have to decide for yourself first, even though you may have tried in the past and failed. Quitting smoking is a process, not a one-time event. It takes time. If you want to succeed, you need to be aware of when you smoke and why. You have to be motivated and have a strong desire to quit yourself, and not just because someone else made you do it.



2.     step: Make a plan and create a team

Although it takes time and will to quit smoking, the good news is that the addictive effect of nicotine wears off after about 30 days, and it only takes 60 days to form a new healthy habit. Don't be afraid to tell your family and friends. Make it clear to your company that you are determined to quit smoking and ask for their full support.


3.     step: Create new habits to deal with stress

Research has shown that smokers who start exercising regularly are much more successful. Along with acupuncture, exercise is also a great stress reliever and can replace your stress-reducing cigarette addiction. By practicing qi gong, you can learn specific breathing and movement techniques that will help you fill up with more energy and improve your ability to keep a calm head in stressful situations.​

Step 4: Quit Smoking with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs

TCM is a simple but effective therapy for smoking cessation and natural stress relief. Despite the fact that nicotine temporarily relieves negative feelings and provides short-term relaxation, cigarettes have many side effects and at the same time leave many toxins in the body. Acupuncture is a natural way to regulate the flow of energy and ensure yourselfdeep relaxation. In addition, it helps your body naturally eliminate residual toxins and nicotine. All without the use of substances.

Chinese herbs are often used in TCM to moderate the stress response that often triggers the urge to smoke. At the same time, they help to calm downanxiety, regulatechronic fatigueand manyother existing conditions, which shake your body. TCM theory believes that a weak body is the cause of a weak mind. By building a stronger body as a result of a re-established energy balance, you will therefore find it easier to overcome the difficulties you will face when quitting smoking.

4-step plan

  1. level: 1-2 treatments per week, 4-6 weeks, quit smoking diary, herbal formula, depending on level of addiction and symptoms

  2. level: 1 treatment every other week, 2-4 weeks

  3. level: Maintenance care, 1 treatment per month, 4 months

  4. level (optional): Treatment of other health issues through deep cleansing or re-energizing

What happens when I stop?

  • Within a year, your risk of heart problems, heart attack and stroke will be cut in half.

  • Your skin will look younger.

  • Lung capacity and resistance will improve, so you'll be better able to ward off colds or flu.

  • Your risk of impotence and infertility will decrease.

  • If you smoke one pack a day, you will probably save more than €1000 in the first year and a huge amount of direct related costs in the future.

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