Smoking Cessation and Addictions:

Holistic compementary practice, is a useful approach to the problem of addictions.

In holistic complementary practice, irrespective of symptoms presented by smoking, drugs and alcohol the underlying approach to treatment is founded on the belief that all thing are connected.

We cannot separate mind from body from spirit. Whatever affects one will have an effect on the other.

Mental and emotional health is related to physical health and vice versa.

This is a useful approach to the problem of addictions, such as nicotine.

For example, rather than going directly into quitting, we may advise a course of detoxing combined with perhaps clinical reflexology or one of the other stress reducing therapies, to relieve stress, anxiety and pressure.

This approach can make it easier to begin to break the pattern of addiction.

Ear Accupuncture detox can help with addiction therapies.

Studies have shown that auricular (ear) acupuncture can be an effective in helping people with addictions, used in conjunction with reflexology and acupressure points on hands and body. (The client can be taught the location of these points to apply pellet therapy, so that they can continue self-treatment at home in between visits to the therapist.)

Ear acupuncture and associated therapies have been found to be effective in clients.

In ear acupuncture tiny thin needles are inserted into points in the outer ear for around 20 minutes.

After the needles are withdrawn small pellets can be taped to the point so that the client can continue self-treatment by applying gentle pressure to the pellet whenever they feel a craving.

This pressure is thought to stimulate release of endorphins from the brain which continue the process of detoxifying and also soothes any feelings of anxiety, stress and depression associated with withdrawal symptoms.

These pellets which can be left in place for 2-3 days, continually stimulating the accupressure point.

Acupressure! Acupressure uses finger pressure to stimulate or sedate energy flow in our bodies. Think of acupressure as acupuncture but without the needles. The advantage of this system of healing is that after instruction and a supervised session with your therapist it is a safe and non invasive therapy (always remember to follow your therapists advise on any contra indications discussed) to use on yourself at home and becomes an excellent method to help maintain progress between sessions with your therapist. Acupressure can be effective in helping to relieve a range of conditions, for example, headache, stress and tension, neck and back pain,, sinus problems, constipation, indigestion, menstrual pains and cramps, anxiety, self help for insomnia.

Clients are advised to commence treatment a week or so before they attempt to stop.

This allows the lungs time to clear and detox the system of nicotine held in body fats and blood and helps build up the mental energy which can alleviate cravings and withdrawal symptoms so reducing dependency on nicotine before the client physically stops smoking.

The holistic therapies are individually tailored at the first consultation, to allow best possible outcomes.   

Treatment is always flexible, adapting to changing needs, and requirements.

We take the same approach to all addictions, by treating where possible underlying causes as well as treating the symptoms.

Common Conditions Under ‘common conditions’ on the main menu, we have listed some areas of concern that present themselves on a fairly regular basis. If you feel you have symptoms not covered – please contact us to discuss your issues and see if we can help!

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