There are many ways to quit smoking. These methods vary with each person and their beliefs and philosophies. Many people prefer to go a natural route and try the herbal method. Ginseng, Mimosa tea and Lobelia, or Indian tobacco, are just a few of the many herbs out on the market today.
Some people prefer to try to reprogram themselves using hypnotherapy. One can induce self-hypnosis, which is a very difficult practice to learn, or one can visit a certified hypnotherapist. In either a single, or a series of sessions, the hypnotherapist dives deep into the subconscious and reprograms the patient at that level. Many people think they are smokers only because their mind believes they are.
Yet another commonly used way to quit smoking is through the art of acupuncture. The hair-thin needles that the acupuncturist uses are inserted into pre-established points in the patient’s ear where they are left for more than fifteen minutes. In between office sessions the acupuncturist often provides the patients with tiny balls. These balls are about the size of the tip of a ball point pen and are taped to the ear. When the smoker gets an overwhelming craving for cigarettes, they are instructed to press gently on the balls. They do this so the acupuncture point is stimulated and hopeful the craving for cigarettes is curbed.
Changing one’s behavioral patterns is also an effective way to quit smoking. With so many tobacco users’ habit accompanying their daily routines, it helps to break up and modify those routines. With the regimented structure of the day, which included smoking cigarettes, disrupted, people find it simplifies the quitting process.
If you surround yourself with other people who are also attempting to quit, then you have people with whom you can discuss the daily challenges you face. When you have people that can relate to your problems and encourage you through the tempting and difficult times, it definitely becomes an easier way to quit smoking.