Our Bethnal Green E2
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A SHORT CASE HISTORY
From our Bethnal Green acupuncture branch
When Emma (not her real name) rang us it was quickly apparent that she has mental health issues. She wanted hypnosis to stop smoking, and sometimes this is possible, depending on the client’s condition. However, we could see that it would be unwise to offer Emma hypnotherapy. She said she would ask her GP if it would be all right, but we already knew what her doctor would say about it. But we never like to let anyone down who wants to stop smoking. Being a multi-discipline service provider, we have other options. We suggested she consider coming to our Bethnal Green acupuncture service.
Emma asked if there was any reason why acupuncture might also not be suitable, but there really isn’t. Acupuncture is safe for everyone. It took Emma a while to accept our advice. In fact it took more than six months. We don’t know what happened to her in that time, other than that her GP put her back on a nicotine replacement product. Since she had already tried stopping with NRPs twice before, the outcome of this was predictable. She rang to book up with our London acupuncturist in Bethnal Green, who was able to fit her in just three days later.
Many patients stop smoking after just one acupuncture treatment, but we provide a three-treatment programme for everyone who needs it. We didn’t expect it would that simple in any case for Emma. Acupuncture is a single-discipline therapy. On its own, it’s very effective. But combined with counselling (which we do by telephone) it is even more so. This is probably why so few acupuncturists offer a smoking cessation service. They don’t have the resources to combine their treatment with counselling.
Unsurprisingly, Emma was quite hard work. But we got her there, though. It took all three treatments with our Bethnal Green acupuncturist, and what amounted to several hours of counselling. But it was worth it.
THE NSCI STOP SMOKING HANDBOOK
Before seeing our Bethnal Green acupuncturist, you might like to read the free sample pages on our website.
Here is a taster from them:
The Addiction Threshold
The human body needs to see nicotine about four times a day to avoid going into withdrawal. People who smoke very lightly tend to do so spread over the day, for this reason (without of course realising what they are doing). This is because nicotine is lost very quickly and must be replaced every few hours.
You might be wondering how you lose nicotine. Well, in a number of ways, the first one being the way you took it in, through the mouth. You know you can see tobacco smoke coming out of your mouth when you smoke. That smoke contains nicotine. After you put the cigarette out the nicotine continues to come out of your mouth with each breath, even if you can no longer see smoke.
The second most important way you lose it is through the skin. Your skin is your largest cleansing organ. Every pore can ooze nicotine (and the other toxins in tobacco, which is why you smell) and does so to help you get rid of it. Then, finally, you excrete it as waste through the bladder and the bowel. So you lose it quickly but steadily, and after enough has been lost you start to need more.
So the threshold, below which you will go into withdrawal, is about four cigarettes a day, depending on a number of factors like your bodyweight, the amount of exercise you take and your diet, especially your fluid intake.
We regularly get calls from people who say they have been heavy smokers but they’ve managed to cut right down, and they are always surprised when we say no, no, don’t tell me, about four a day? Any heavy smoker can cut down to that level with the right motivation and maybe some practical help, but going below the threshold challenges your addiction and that is harder.