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 irritability, anxiety, and difficulty concentrating. Additionally, damage done by smoking can be reversed with tonic herbs and topical plasters. 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.
Acupressure Points for Smoking Cessation
- Apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to Acupressure Point Yin Tang
- Apply the Fire Element Acupressure Stick to Acupressure Point Heart 7
- Apply the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to Activate Acupressure Point Lung 1
- Apply the Metal Element Acupressure Stick to Acupressure Point Lung 7
- Apply the Wood Element Acupressure Stick to Acupressure Point Liver 3
- Apply the Water Element Acupressure Stick to Acupressure Point Kidney 6
Smoking Cessation Strategies Using Natural Self-care Remedies
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.
Meditate Twice Daily
More 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 flu. Many 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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