San Diego, CA, October 27, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- According to the American Cancer Society, it is estimated that 70% of smokers want to stop, and 34% try to stop each year, only 2.5% succeed. This year, in conjunction with the 2012 Great American Smokeout, two local smoking cessation specialists join forces to help San Diegans go smoke- free for life.
“Hypnosis is over three times as effective as nicotine replacement methods and 15 times as effective as trying to quit alone and those who use hypnosis are twice as likely to remain smoke free after two years. The combination of hypnosis and acupuncture is a powerful and proven treatment for smoking addiction,” said Lynn Whitmire, owner of Advanced Hypnotherapy. Whitmire is partnering with Cheryl Warnke, founder of Silver Sage Acupuncture, to offer a 2012 Ultimate Smoking Cessation package designed to be affordable and accessible for everyday San Diegans.
“Many people who quit smoking experience cravings, irritability, sleeplessness and anxious feelings in the first weeks,” said Warnke. “The combination of acupuncture and hypnosis helps patients deal with cravings and stress, the top two reasons cite for their unsuccessful efforts to quit smoking.”
The Ultimate Smoking Cessation program will be offered from Nov. 12-16 and includes one 60-minute session of hypnotherapy with Whitmire and three 45-minute acupuncture treatments at Silver Sage Acupuncture. Cost of the package is $199.00. “That’s about what an average smoker pays for cigarettes in a month,” said Warnke.
“Statistics show that the combination of hypnotherapy and acupuncture increases the odds of quitting to about 91 percent,” according to Whitmire. “This compares favorably with the most successful nicotine replacement therapies that have a 44 percent success rate.”
“I have been helping people stop smoking with hypnosis for well over a decade, it’s my favorite thing to do,” said Whitmire. “Cheryl and I felt it was time to remove misconceptions that people have about these two powerful modalities.”
Participation in the Ultimate Smoking Cessation program is limited. To reserve a spot or for more information, call Lynn Whitmire at 858-270-5756 or Cheryl Warnke at 858-576-7243.