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Quit Smoking Naturally

Believe in yourself and all that you are.  Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.  -Christian D. Larson

We all know that smoking is bad for our health, yet many struggle to quit smoking every day.  There are a number of natural ways to help stop smoking and ways to help the body recover from the effects of smoking.  It may seem like an uphill battle but the benefits of kicking the habit can be the healthiest thing you do for yourself. 

Acupuncture is a very effective way to quit smoking by addressing nicotine addiction.  Traditional Chinese medicine approaches the physical, mental, and emotional addiction and has been shown to reduce cravings and relieve withdrawal symptoms.  A helpful formula in your quest to stop smoking is Seven Forests Ardisia 16. This formula is based on the traditional formula, Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Tang, which is used to treat restless agitation, irritability, insomnia and other stress syndromes. Ardisia 16 can be helpful in calming and reducing urges from addictive behaviors.

Withdrawal symptoms can include anxiety, irritability, headache, trouble sleeping, hunger, and fatigue.  Meditation and massage can also be helpful for those looking to quit smoking, especially with the stress and negative emotions caused by withdrawal.  Avoiding situations where you know you will be tempted and quitting during a stress-free time will help make the transition to non-smoker easier.  Have healthy snacks, such as carrots, nuts, red peppers and celery, to nibble on while waiting for a craving to pass.  Change your daily routine to avoid usual triggers like taking a walk or drinking tea instead of coffee.

Herbs can help the body recover from the effects of smoking.  Pycnogenol is an herbal formula extracted from the bark of the French maritime pine tree and contains active bioflavonoids and antioxidants.  Pycnogenol is also a natural scavenger of free radicals and has been shown to inhibit the constriction of blood vessels and help with lung function often weakened by smoking.  Alpha Lipoic Acid has been shown to help in the elimination of toxins due to cigarette smoke and support normal blood flow constricted by smoking.  It is a powerful antioxidant and coenzyme which helps rid the body of damaging free radicals. 

The most important part of quitting is to not give up, relapse can occur but positive motivation can help get you back on track.  Treating yourself to small rewards can help focus your energy and manage stress.  Exercise can help reduce stress, strengthen the heart and lungs, and take your mind off of cravings. 

 

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.