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Can acupuncture help with quitting smoking? How effective is it ?

Can acupuncture help with quitting smoking? How effective is it ?

Sometimes: There are some studies that have shown acupuncture to be helpful for quitting smoking. Everybody responds differently but there is little risk in trying acupuncture with an experienced practitioner. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Acupuncture (Definition)

Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more


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Can chantix really help to stop smoking or is there a better solution?

Can chantix really help to stop smoking or is there a better solution?

Chantix: Chantix is highly effective upto 50 to 60 % can quit smoking please read about side effects and warnings. ...Read more

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Is it possible to help me quit smoking with no withdrawal?

Is it possible to help me quit smoking with no withdrawal?

Every person is: Different therefore it's hard 2b sure there will be no withdrawal symptoms. Nicotine is an addictive substance; however, the withdrawal symptoms are not severe even if you have them. No one needs 2 go to a hospital 4 the withdrawal symptoms it produces. The hardest part is staying away from cigarettes and fighting the urge to light up at times you have been accustomed to smoking. Hypnosis can help. ...Read more

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Is there anything to help with stopping smoking?

Is there anything to help with stopping smoking?

Programs/meds: There are many things that can help you stop smoking. The first thing is to set your mind to it and pick a stop date. The American Cancer Society and the American Lung Association often offer programs to help smokers stop. There a nicotine replacements that are over the counter that can help. Finally there are prescriptions medications that your doctor can prescribe to help you. Good luck ...Read more

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How can you quit smoking with homeopathy medicines?

How can you quit smoking with homeopathy medicines?

Smoking & homeopathy: Homeopathy can help many addictions on a deep level. Selecting a remedy requires careful understanding of you as a whole person; picking up something generic from whole foods without this, is guessing. Remedies such as nux vomica, lobelia, and staphysagria have helped others -- professional case-taking is still needed, though. Acupuncture may offer a simpler protocol, and be effective also. ...Read more

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Smoking cessation i've heard that wellbutrin (bupropion) is used to help one quit smoking. How long is one generally on the medication?

Smoking cessation i've heard that wellbutrin (bupropion) is used to help one quit smoking.  How long is one generally on the medication?

Bupropion : Bupropion (wellbutrin ) was developed and initially introduced in the United States as an antidepressant but was subsequently noted to reduce the desire to smoke cigarettes and shown in clinical trials to be effective in smoking cessation.It works best along with intensive behavioral support. Approximately 1 week of treatment is required to achieve steady-state blood levels of bupropion and treatment is typically continued for anywhere between 8 - 12 weeks. If you have not made significant progress towards abstinence by the seventh or eighth week of therapy , treatment should probably be discontinued. ...Read more

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What is most effective to help me quit smoking cigarettes for good?

What is most effective to help me quit smoking cigarettes for good?

Cold turkey.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great. But plan it ahead of time. Pick a quit date in advance, maybe a meaningful date like a birthday or holiday, and gather people who are aware of your attempt that you can call upon for moral support if you start to falter. Good luck!! ...Read more

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What is a good medication to help quit smoking?

What is a good medication to help quit smoking?

See below: It depends on the patient and their underlying health conditions whether nicotine patches, nicotine gum, wellbutrin, (bupropion) or chantrix is used. However; you are taking the right step to consider to stop smoking. ...Read more

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How safe is self-Acupuncture to help with sleep problems?

How safe is self-Acupuncture to help with sleep problems?

Very safe: Both auricular and Chinese Scalp acupuncture can be beneficial for treatment of sleep problems. However, it may take a number of sessions for more robust responses. ...Read more

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I have tried using patches of nicotine but not helpful. Any medicine can help to quit smoking?

I have tried using patches of nicotine but not helpful. Any medicine can help to quit smoking?

Chantrix: Chantrix is an newer treatment approved by the fda for smoking cessation. It is related to the antidepressant wellbutrin (bupropion) so it has similar medication profile. Chantrix has been shown to be effective in aiding a person in quitting smoking. ...Read more

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Is it true that the depression can help aid in u quitting smoking?

Is it true that the depression can help aid in u quitting smoking?

Everyone is: different but setting target date to stop and then stopping completely on that day can be effective. Learning some self-hypnosis can support this plan of action. Chewing gum or eating mints is useful, especially at high risk times like coffee breaks. Peace and good health. Depression doesn't help but constructive use of anger can, e.g.,telling yourself that you are not letting smoke have power. ...Read more

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How can a girl reduce or treat menstrual pain? By drugs or physically?Which way is better and more effective and safer?

How can a girl reduce or treat menstrual pain? By drugs or physically?Which way is better and more effective and safer?

Acupuncture: Acupuncture is the most effective way to eliminate the menstrual cramps. Stop dairy. Stop gluten. One ca also take ibuprofen, can also try evening pimrose oil daily for 3 months...An herb call vitex or one called cramp bark can also reduce menstrual pain. Exercise does help too. ...Read more

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Is reiki therapy a good way to reduce my dependence on pain pills?

Is reiki therapy a good way to reduce my dependence on pain pills?

No: Reiki is nonsense. Its mostly helpful in thinning the wallet. It would be much better to see a physician experienced in pain management and medication detox. That stated, there are many scientifically valid non-pharmacologic behavioral strategies. A pain psychologist can help here. ...Read more

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Is hypnotherapy an effective way to quit smoking?

Is hypnotherapy an effective way to quit smoking?

Very effective: Although the studies on smoking of hypnosis and other treatments show about 20% success, my personal experience is much better than that. Remember, not all hypnosis is the same. Hypnosis is just a tool and how you use it is crucial. A suggestion under hypnosis is much more powerful than one without hypnosis but the exact approach has to be tailored for each individual patient. ...Read more

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How to deal with mouth pain? Is there a lozenge that works well?

How to deal with mouth pain? Is there a lozenge that works well?

IN ORDER TO TREAT: Effectively, it is imperative to get a history and examine you. Can't do that in this setting so please see a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Giannone
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Smoking Cessation (Definition)

Smoking any tobacco product is harmful to your baby, including "light" cigarettes, cigars (and marijuana). Like any addiction, quitting tobacco is difficult, especially if you are acting alone. Most smokers find it hard to break all the habits or ties they've built into their lives around smoking. Quitting smoking does reduce a number of ...Read more


Dr. David Brouwer
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Quitting Smoking (Definition)

Quitting smoking is the process of discontinuing the use ...Read more