If you seriously want to quit smoking and have made up your mind once and for all, good for you! It will do you a power of good in so many different ways.
We look at how to stop smoking with a little help from some alternative remedies and other useful tips and tricks using a e-cigarette is one alternative method.
How to stop smoking using herbals remedies
Herbal remedies lobelia are sometimes recommended for smoking cessation. Lobelia has a similar impact on the nervous system as nicotine which can help deal with the withdrawal symptoms.
Valerian is another herbal remedy thought to improve chances of quitting smoking by improving sleep and helping with relaxation. Ginseng is also known to be a helpful herbal remedy.
Oat Straw and St John’s Wort are other herbal remedies that act as tonics for the nervous system, thereby helping a person who wants to quit. It has to be remembered, that all these herbal medications should only be taken under the guidance of an expert.
You should also make sure that you are not on any medications or have any condition that they may react negatively against.
How to stop smoking using hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy is used to control a wide range of addictive behaviors ranging from alcohol dependence to drug abuse, to eating disorders to a gambling addiction. More than one study has shown the efficacy in hypnotherapy for helping people quit smoking.
How to stop smoking using acupuncture
Acupuncture is used for smoking cessation in several different ways. Firstly regular acupuncture sessions help to relax and calm a person helping them resist the urge to smoke.
The freeing up of the life force or qi helps to redress imbalances in the body, making it better able to resist its urge and its craving for chemicals as well as the act of smoking.
Secondly, beads or tiny balls can be attached to certain acupuncture points that work in between sessions. They can be attached to the ears so that when a person feels the urge to smoke, they can press the beads to stimulate the acupuncture point.
How to stop smoking using homeopathy
Several homeopathic remedies can help a person quit smoking. It is best to consult a qualified homeopathic practitioner who will make a detailed evaluation of your physical health, temperament and personal requirements. The practitioner can then prescribe specific medication and dosages, keeping in mind these different parameters.