Holistic Support to Quit Smoking

Stop Smoking

I’ve recently had the honor of supporting some Be Well coaching clients with quitting smoking, and I wanted to share some of the tools we have explored.

Here are some ideas that may be helpful in your journey:                    

1. Identify Your Desire to Quit Smoking

This is the essential first step. Get clear about why you want to quit. Be very specific about how smoking is not serving you, and what parts of your life will improve when you quit. Write it down — make a list so you can see all the reasons spelled out in front of you.

2. Get the Book The Easy Way to Stop Smoking

I learned about this book from a patient who used it to help her become a non-smoker. The patient had also gone to a live Easy Way seminar, which helped her and her mother to quit. I bought the book right away and gave it to a friend who wanted to quit smoking and it worked! Does it seem strange that a book could help you quit smoking? Just look at the hundreds of positive reviews on Amazon – this is a powerful book.

The Easy Way to Stop Smoking

3. Schedule a Hypnosis Session

Hypnosis can’t make you want to quit, but it is effective if you have committed to yourself that you want to quit. It will help that commitment to sink in on a deeper, subconscious level.

4. Get Acupuncture

The caveat is the same as with hypnosis – according to Dr. Lipman, acupuncture can be helpful if you really want to quit. Acupuncture can help to ease the withdrawal symptoms and get your body into balance.   

5. Explore homeopathic remedies

Homeopathic remedies can help with tobacco cravings and are very affordable. Check at a health food store, Whole Foods, or apothecary near you. Boiron used to have a “Quit Smoking Kit” that they don’t carry anymore, but you can buy the individual remedies that they recommend: Lobelia inflata 6C at each tobacco craving until symptoms are relieved (max 7 days) and 5 pellets of Nux vomica 30C morning and afternoon until symptoms of irritability and need to eat are relieved (max 7 days).

6. Get Tons of Support

This is a time to practice “extreme self care.” That might mean more yoga, more green juice, more massage. Although this is a challenging time, you can also see it as an exciting chapter in your healing journey. Be gentle with yourself and indulge in some extra pampering!

Please share your tips — what helped you to quit smoking?

  • Elaine Springer

    Thank you, Kerry. These are terrific tips ! When I wanted to stop smoking, I did go to Dr. Lipman for acupuncture and read the Allen Carr book. I also took the Boiron homeopathic remedies. Quitting smoking was one of the the hardest challenges of my life. To help others, another thing I would like to suggest is to tell them that the cravings always do pass. When you feel you need a cigarette, do not give in, no matter what you are feeling. Despite the wonderful acupuncture, book reading, and homeopathic remedies there were moments when I was totally tempted to light up. I needed to make a promise to myself – I told myself – Elaine, no matter what happens, you will not have another cigarette ever again. This last promise to myself help me tremendously. I am happy to say, I am smoke-free !

  • Anonymous

    There are also herbal remedies that help as well, like Quit Tea, http://www.quittea.com, also available in some regions of Whole Foods.

  • frank allen

    If you really wanna quit smoking then Hypnotherapy is the only best option as it helps you through this problem and related. I personally had quit smoking hypnosis under very talented Bayden Slachter from <a href="http://www.yarravillehypnotherapy.com/#!treatments/c1jm9“>Yarraville Hhypnotherapy. I decided to quit after I got married as my wife didn’t like my habit. I start thinking to quit it. So I contacted him online and then we start session, and with the result, my wife is so happy now. I had a great experience with
    Bayden Slachter.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for sharing!

  • Anonymous

    Wow congratulations Elaine! So impressive. Thanks for sharing your story.

  • Elaine Springer

    You are welcome, Kerry. Thank you for being a guiding wellness light in my life !

  • Elaine Springer

    I just found this article that says, “Smokers three times less likely to light up if they consume fruits and vegetables”

    Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/044782_smokers_diet_fruits_and_vegetables_quit_smoking.html#ixzz2zWmj1m6G:http://www.naturalnews.com/044782_smokers_diet_fruits_and_vegetables_quit_smoking.html#ixzz2zTQDBKde

  • Elaine Springer

    And I just read this article that says : ” Smokers three times less likely to light up if they consume fruits and vegetables

    Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/044782_smokers_diet_fruits_and_vegetables_quit_smoking.html#ixzz2zWmj1m6G