Smoking Cessation

Smoking Cessation and Chinese Medicine Self-care

Acupressure and natural Chinese medical approach to smoking cessation has a grown in popularity because of its ability to reduce cravings and alleviate withdrawal symptoms such as irritabilityanxiety, and difficulty concentrating. Typically, one would want to begin by alleviating feelings of stress using these methods along with meditation for a couple of months. Once one has begun to feel emotional balance one can begin weaning off of nicotine or cigarettes with continued support through these natural approaches. For best outcomes using self-care, combine associated Acupressure Sticks™ to acu-points, organic herbstopical remedies, and good lifestyle practices. 

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Acupressure Points for Smoking Cessation

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Smoking Cessation Strategies Using Natural Self-care Remedies

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One of the best ways to Calm the Shen, or the Mind, is through the use of adaptogenic herbs. As the name suggests, this class of herbs aids in an individual's ability to process stressful situations. Consider our organic Enlightened Emperor formula.

Soothe the Liver

Additionally, according to Chinese medicine one can be more emotionally adaptive and less reactive when the Liver energetic organ system is balances. Consider our organic our Free and Easy Wanderer formula.

Support the Lungs

Rejuvenating tonic herbs help to restore lung health or protect the lungs as one continues to smoke as they wean off of tobacco. Additionally, smoking causes dryness and Heat of the Lungs. Consider our organic White Tiger Return formula.

 

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Meditate Twice Daily

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lung heat topical with essential oilsMore than 50 million Americans smoke, and all viable treatment options should be considered. The reasons to quit smoking are endless. It is associated with emphysema, lung cancer, high blood pressure, shortness of breath, chronic cough, impaired blood circulation, and an increase in frequency of colds and fluMany people want to quit because of the enormous expense of a cigarette habit or are just plain tired of being dependent on a substance. There is also considerable social pressure not to smoke. Most smokers can recall a dirty look or rude comment from someone that was nearby when they lit up, and the social pressure is increasing in the states with bans of smoking in areas, not only indoors, but in public parks and outdoor spaces also.

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References

Wang JH, Wang M, Liu SC, Du XF, Han M, Liu JF, Qin W, Chen B, van Haselen R, Liu JP. A bibliometric analysis of clinical study literature of traditional Chinese medicine therapies for smoking cessation. Tob Induc Dis. 2018 Apr 20;16:15. doi: 10.18332/tid/86330. PMID: 31516415; PMCID: PMC6659472.

Wang JH, van Haselen R, Wang M, Yang GL, Zhang Z, Friedrich ME, Wang LQ, Zhou YQ, Yin M, Xiao CY, Duan AL, Liu SC, Chen B, Liu JP. Acupuncture for smoking cessation: A systematic review and meta-analysis of 24 randomized controlled trials. Tob Induc Dis. 2019 Jun 4;17:48. doi: 10.18332/tid/109195. PMID: 31516491; PMCID: PMC6662782.

Li BL. Clinical curative effect observation of Needling HT7, LI6, RN17 in giving up smoking. Chinese Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine; 2016.

Peng ZJ. Acupuncture and ear acupressure to eliminate smoking addiction clinical efficacy and cost - effectiveness analysis. Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine: 2015. 

Han Y. Acupuncture combined with acupressure for treatment of smoking cessation syndrome in 42 cases. Journal of Clinical Acupuncture and Moxibustion. 2006;22(11):16.