Nicotine WithdrawalIf you ever tried to quit smoking, you have realized how much nicotine is addictive and hard to get off. Physical withdrawal from nicotine is quite uncomfortable. On the other hand, psychological dependence, which represents mental and emotional aspects of smoking, can be even much harder to overcome.
Smoking cessation has symptoms that appear similar to symptoms of a cold or the flu hence it sometimes called “Quitter’s flu”. Nicotine withdrawal symptoms are only temporary and most people don’t experience all of them. These symptoms include: cigarette cravings, insomnia, fatigue, headache, cough, sore throat, dry mouth, inability to concentrate, irritability, sore tongue, tightness in the chest, constipation, gas, and stomach pain.
You can try using various products designed to block desire for nicotine. It is called nicotine replacement therapy (NRD) and includes nicotine chewing gums, nicotine tablets, nicotine patches, lozenges, inhalators and nicotine nasal spray. When you use these you can defeat physical addiction but what remains is to eliminate conditioned response. Conditioned response refers to unconscious craving to light a cigarette at specific times, such as after a meal or when you have a drink. For this problem you may find a solution in hypnotherapy.
Stop Smoking Hypnosis
Stop smoking hypnosis is an excellent tool to deal with conditioned response to smoke. With the help of hypnotherapy, you can maintain your motivation to quit smoking and replace this ugly addiction by other positive habits avoiding withdrawal symptoms.
Stop smoking hypnosis will be the most effective when it is combined with other strategies for elimination of smoking habit. Physical withdrawal symptoms last for only several days but with the use of hypnotherapy techniques you can get rid off the mental and the emotional habit.
Stop smoking hypnosis aims to relieve the stress and anxiety therefore eliminates desire to smoke. Neuro-linguistical programming (NLP) technique can lead you to focus on the advantages of leaving cigarettes. Within several days of quitting you can experience the health benefits. Your nerves that have been damaged due to smoking suddenly start to re-grow. You will restore your sense of taste and smell. After several weeks, your lung function will recover as well as your circulation. After a year, you will less likely suffer from heart disease. Also, after 5 to 15 years, your risk of getting heart disease, stroke, lung cancer and other cancers will decrease. What is more, you will have equal chance of developing such diseases as a person who had never smoked.