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St. Louis Quit Smoking Treatments

Effective Treatment to Stop Smoking

Due to its ability to reduce cravings and relieve withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, difficulty in concentrating, and irritability, auricular acupuncture is the most preferred treatment among all other stop smoking treatments.

Auricular Therapy

Daily Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri auricular therapy is quite successful with smoking cessation and has turned a huge number of smokers into permanent ex-smokers. The therapy takes all the symptoms into account and balances the energy within the body to optimize health. Auricular treatments focus on cravings, jitters, irritability and restlessness, which are the most common symptoms that smokers complain about after quitting. Moreover, it aids in detoxification and provides relaxation. A study conducted at the University of Oslo, Norway revealed that auricular therapy could significantly decrease the desire to smoke a cigarette up to five years after the start of the treatment. The subjects of the study claimed that the cigarettes tasted worse after the therapy.

Other Treatments

Nicotine Replacement

It decreases the amount of nicotine that goes into your body. Gradually, you reduce the amount you are consuming each day and eventually, get rid of the nicotine entirely. You may still feel the effects of nicotine on the body, but you will not be suffering from all the negative effects that smoking a cigarette causes. Nicotine replacement is not considered as the safest way to quit smoking, but it has proven to work for many people.

Cold Turkey

As unbelievable as it sounds, most people have unsuccessfully tried to quit smoking by going cold turkey. They decided that they did not want to smoke anymore, so they promised never to take another cigarette and followed through on that promise. However, the method is not very reliable and unadvised by experts. You cannot simply decide one day to quit smoking and have no plan beyond that and expect to be successful. Many individuals who have quit cold turkey did not do it without constant support and assistance from other people. Cold turkey is not an efficient way to quit smoking, but with a lot of willpower, constant reminders and, supportive individuals around, it may prove to be successful.