Quit smoking

Auricular Therapy Treatment

The effective use of Auricular Therapy for nicotine addiction ideally requires a motivated patient. The goal is to block certain dopaminergic receptors in the brain and to effect the release of endorphins. This is done through a scientific therapeutic process of encouraging patient compliance to restore the balance of neurotransmitters that will allow the person to feel good about him or herself without nicotine Treatment Procedure

Nerve endings of the external ear are stimulated using coils to facilitate the natural self-regulating mechanisms of the body’s nervous system. Auricular Therapy is painless, has no side-effects and is a proven, safe method of smoking cessation in pregnancy. Patients are treated singly or in groups of up to four patients by the trained, qualified Medical Practitioner and are requested to arrive 15 minutes early in order to complete a questionnaire. You are welcome to download the questionnaire here to save time.

This is what happens when you stop smoking

Benefits of Smoking Cessation
  • The body begins a series of changes within 20 minutes after smoking that last cigarette; the rejuvenation process continues for years. Other benefits include :

  • The heart rate drops 20 minutes after quitting;

  • Carbon monoxide levels in your blood drops to normal after 12 hours;

  • The lungs begin to clear out accumulated mucus and tar after 24 hours;

  • Your sense of smell and taste begin to improve after 48 hours as nicotine is eliminated from your body;

  • The bronchial tubes begin to relax, making breathing easier after 72 hours thus increasing lung capacity;

  • Circulation improves within 2 – 12 weeks, making walking and physical activity easier – improving stamina and energy levels;

  • Coughing and sinus congestion decreases within 1 – 9 months; improving lung function and associated shortness of breath;

  • The added risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker’s within 1 year ;

  • The stroke risk is reduced to that of a non-smoker’s after 5 years;

  • The potential death rate due to lung cancer is about half that of a smoker’s within 10 years; also, your risk of cancers of the mouth, throat, oesophagus, bladder, kidney and pancreas decreases;

  • The risk of coronary heart disease and lung cancer is back to that of someone who has never smoked within 15 years.

 

Cost per person R600. Bookings (011) 792 1616 or info@zipphealth.co.za

The Doctors’ Tips
The body uses a certain amount of energy to smoke, and once stopped, it needs to rid itself of this excess energy through regular exercise, healthy eating and drinking 2 litres of water daily.

Although the Auricular Therapy takes away the craving for tobacco, the habits need to be addressed by the patient.
Thoughts about smoking (which last for about 10 seconds), may enter the patients’ mind when doing things that are normally associated with smoking. This is a habit, and needs distractions away from this thought by eg.- turning away and drinking a glass of water. Hobbies are also a very good distraction. The habit or thoughts become less and less as the body adjusts to a healthier lifestyle. Boredom must be kept at bay by keeping busy.

Quit Smoking Now, call 011 792 1616 or complete the form below and we will contact you straight away.

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