Stop Smoking Naturally
There are many ways to stop smoking naturally.
Nicotine addiction has been compared to heroin addiction and many people struggle with its grasp on their lives.
There is help for addicted smokers who are ready to make the lifestyle changes necessary to stop smoking.
Some lifestyle changes involve making wise choices in what you eat, how and when you exercise and how you deal with stress.
Options available are:
- Patches - These consist of nicotine that is absorbed into the blood stream to help combat nicotine cravings while quitting smoking.
- Gum - Similar to the patches in that they contain nicotine to help curb the withdrawals from stopping smoking. Gum is considered helpful to replace the oral action of smoking.
- Lozenges, sprays & inhalers - These are used for the fast absorbtion of the nicotine in them.
- Pills/Tablets - These can consist of nicotine or nicotine-like substances. They can also be capsules of herbs to help stop smoking naturally.
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- Acupuncture - Acupuncture has been used for 5,000 years to relieve pain and for therapeutic purposes.
- Herbs - Most commonly used to fight nicotine addiction are dried and powdered herbs such as: chamomile, kava, peppermint, lemon grass, bayberry root, licorice root, passion flower, sarsaparilla root, elderberry, barley grass, burdock root, golden seal, dandelion root, hyssop leaf, alfalfa, cayenne pepper and others....
- Aromatherapy - Essential oils can be a natural remedy for many things, including smoking cessation. Some of the oils that can be inhaled or placed under the nose when cravings occur are: Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Ylang Ylang, Rosemary and Lemon.
- Hypnosis - Hypnotherapy has long been used to help stop smoking naturally.
- Spirituality - Personal spiritual beliefs and practices may help smokers quit.
- Counseling/Therapy - Individual sessions with a trained provider can be a great support. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is often used to modify personal behaviors.
- Support Groups - These can be found locally or online for group support and help through the withdrawal process.
- Books & CD's - Numerous books and CD's are available on ways to stop smoking.