Quit Smoking

Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00-6:00pm
$12/class (credit card), $10 (cash or check); punch card $120 12 classes + 6  free follow-up sessions
Drop-ins welcome. Class size is limited to 12 people.


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Cigarette carton images from Brazil.

Some of us can quit cigarettes cold turkey, others need a little help, and some of us need a lot of help. That’s where acupuncture can assist your desire to quit smoking. The method is simple; delicate little acupuncture needles are placed on the proper points of the ear. (It’s painless.) Among the benefits reported by clients and clinicians are a more optimistic and cooperative attitude toward the process of quitting; reduction in cravings, anxiety, and sleep disturbance; and a reduction of the need for pharmaceuticals. The protocol is known by several names including: NADA protocol, acupuncture detoxification, five point ear acupuncture, five point protocol, and 5NP. The needles sit in the ear for 20-50 minutes while the patient sits quietly. The needles are removed and the session is over. Some people find they only need one session to walk away from cigarettes. Others need several sessions and a few come back for maintenance sessions even though they’ve been smoke free for a week, or even a month, just to reinforce their new habit. Research proves that it takes 28 days to instill a new habit. Whether it’s flossing your teeth, doing your homework or becoming smoke free, it needs to be reinforced daily to make it entrenched. We encourage attendees to use any and all of the tools we offer to successfully transition from smoking to non-smoking.

Tea

We have samples of a relaxing Detox Tea – an oriental blend that lessens anxiety and insomnia, while it soothes the stomach and reduces inflammation.

Lollies

The “Smoking Sucks” suckers are designed by health professionals to reduce cravings and give the hands something to do. That same company also makes “Queasy Pops” and we carry them (samples as well and packs for sale), for those who feel nauseated by the nicotine withdrawal.

X-Out Smoke

A smelling tincture used like a smelling salt. This is a custom blend of eleven herbs decocted in water and then alcohol to utilize all the aromatic compounds. These compounds have several effects including lung tonifying, endocrine and immune support. Includes 30ml & 10 ml bottle.

Mantra

Sometimes people need more than a soothing cup of tea, or a sucker to keep their hands busy, or calm their stomach. That’s when we sit down and create a mantra that they can put in their wallet, or tape to the mirror, or in one case, a woman wrote it in ball point pen on her hand every morning.

Infrared Sauna

To help rid your body of toxins, consider a few sessions in the infrared sauna. Unlike conventional saunas, the infrared waves penetrate tissues up to three inches deep, encouraging the release of toxins. Regular sweat-inducing heat just releases toxins from the pores and through the sweat glands. Class attendees get a $5 discount on any sauna session 30 or 60 min. (sauna page). We’re not here just to put pins in your ears. We offer encouragement, support and when you’re successful, applaud and congratulate you. We help you find the most effective tool to help you carve out your successful transition from smoker to smoke-free.

How Your Body Can Recover From Smoking

Testimonials

“The combination of acupuncture with the supportive small group atmosphere at East-West Wellness was a big help. Other additional types of support (Voices of Nicotine Recovery Website and lots of chewing gum) to my system and psyche were helpful too, making quitting an easier process than it has been in the past.” Ernie M. – Quit after 18 years, 8 acupuncture sessions

“It only took one acupuncture session for me to give up the cigs. About three weeks after I quit I had a call from East-West Wellness, worried because they hadn’t seen me. I had to tell them I wasn’t coming back … because I was already cig-free for the past three weeks! They were delighted to hear of my success. What a great place.” Erik S.

“Before taking the leap I had no expectations about it [acupuncture] working but I was desperate to try. If all else has failed, you owe yourself, your family and your friends, past, present and future to kick the nasty habit. As a bonus, those greedy companies that have poisoned us all for years and killed our families should be put out of business for good! I smoked for 25 years, on and off. It took 2 months of treatments to stop my addiction. The best part is not feeling ridiculous while standing outside of buildings and my home in all kinds of weather and no longer having that urgency for a smoke after a long flight. Thanks!” Joe B.

“I believe that we all need support when making changes in our lives. This, along with the relaxing aspect of the acupuncture was a great adjunct in my hard won recovery. I was a smoker for 19 years and really wanted to quit, but needed a lot of help to make it happen. I attended two months worth of classes, with the last month of sessions used to reinforce my recent non-smoking status. I used the Detox Tea, the aromatic tincture as well as a mantra

along with the acupuncture. It took the combination of all those things to help me to walk away from my cigarettes for good.” –Mark K.

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