Two Local Professionals Offer the Secret to Stopping Smoking for Good During the Great American Smokeout November 20th

With the smokeout approaching only 4-7% of the people who attempt to quit smoking on their own will succeed. How can smokers increase their odds of quitting?

San Diego, CA, November 03, 2014 --( The American Cancer Society says using two or more measures works better than using any one of them alone. The “Ultimate Smoking Cessation” package will offer a combination of hypnotherapy and acupuncture during the Great American Smokeout week November 17th -21st.

“Interestingly, a recent 2014 study concluded that hypnotherapy is more effective than nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation[i],” says Lynn Whitmire, the owner of Advanced Hypnotherapy. “Hypnosis is the single most effective way of giving up smoking. According to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit, an analysis of results from more than 600 studies of 72,000 people from America and Europe to compare various methods of quitting, on average, hypnosis was over three times as effective as nicotine replacement methods and 15 times as effective as trying to quit alone[ii].”

“When combining hypnotherapy with another strategy like acupuncture the results are even more impressive,” said Cheryl Warnke, founder of Silver Sage Acupuncture. “For example Dr. Joseph Barber conducted a study at the University of Washington, Seattle and found that hypnosis combined with another smoking cessation protocol like acupuncture, could be extremely effective. At follow up 6 months to 3 years after 91% of the participants reported staying abstinent[iii]. Most people have heard of using hypnosis or acupuncture to stop smoking, yet they don’t realize how successful it is when combined. The most successful pharmacological intervention only has a 44% success rate with most returning to the habit within one year. It is important to educate people about the benefits that acupuncture provides when stopping smoking. Many people who quit smoking experience cravings, irritability, sleeplessness and anxious feelings in the first weeks. Acupuncture and hypnosis can help you deal with cravings and stress, the top two reasons people give about why they were not able to succeed in quitting smoking.”

In conjunction with the Great American Smokeout’s 38th year, the Ultimate Smoking Cessation program will be offered at a special rate for only $199.00, November 17th to 19th. That’s what the average smoker pays for cigarettes in a month. Participation is limited, so people are encouraged to call to reserve a spot early. For more information call Lynn Whitmire at 858-270-5756 or Cheryl Warnke at 858-576-7243.

[i] Complementary Therapies in Medicine - 2014-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2013.12.012. Epub 2014 Jan 6 Feb;22(1):1

[ii] "Cognitive reactions to smoking relapse", New Scientist, vol 136, pp6.

[iii] University of Washington School of Medicine, Depts. of Anesthesiology and Rehabilitation Medicine, Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2001 Jul;49(3):257-66. Barber J.
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