Nicotine and Smoking
Every day there are smokers who have tried to quit but end up failing. It’s not easy to give up cigarette smoking. There are actually three different fronts in the war on smoking. One front is dealing with the physical addiction of nicotine. While nicotine is indeed a very addicting substance, you can fight this addiction with some really excellent ways. A lot of us are familiar with nicotine sprays, gums, and patches. The main idea behind these products is that they replace the nicotine, and little by little, you begin reducing the amount of nicotine that you take in. When it comes to your health, they are really fine alternatives since those nicotine substitutes help you avoid ingesting the hundreds of harmful chemicals contained in cigarettes. It may take some time for you to reduce your nicotine intake but it’s a step in the right direction since you are taking a more healthy approach to life. However, there is one very important thing to remember about these substitutes: that is that you should talk to a doctor first if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Niacinamide is another alternative substitute. Its chemical properties are similar to nicotine and it can be used as a nicotine substitute after you’ve discontinued the use of the other substitutes. Niacinamide is actually the amide of niacin and niacin is actually vitamin B3.
Other Factors that Make It Hard to Quit Smoking
All the above-mentioned nicotine substitutes do not come with a guaranty that you’ll be cured of your nicotine addiction. Even after you’ve used nicotine substitute and/or niacinamide products, you can end up still being hooked on cigarettes. So, there must be another factor involved in your nicotine addiction. These factors are behavioral (or habitual) and psychological. It’s basically the reinforcement that you derive when you light up a cigarette during stress, periods of enjoyment, or after eating a meal. It’s the “feel-good” experience that gets implanted into your subconscious mind. That is where the problem lies. Your battle is at the subconscious level. Though your mind may be telling you that you shouldn’t be doing this, your subconscious tells that you ought to; usually it is your subconscious that wins.
The NADA Acupuncture Protocol
After puffing up a cigarette stick or two, most smokers experience a calming feeling. That is why nicotine substitutes by themselves are not that quite effective. The NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) protocol can be an extremely effective way of ridding you of your addiction for good. This method is hugely successful in the treatment of alcohol, cocaine, heroin, and other chemical addictions, and it is very good at treating smoking addiction. The NADA protocol involves the use of acupuncture needles stuck in five locations in both ears. In Chinese medicine, these five locations are often used for the treatment of addiction and for boosting the energy of the heart, liver, and lungs, as well as calming the shen (spirit). A NADA certified and qualified acupuncturist can stick the acupuncture needles in a painless manner. All the patient needs to do is relax and sit down for 20 minutes or so. Depending on how severe your smoking addiction is, this type of acupuncture treatment may need to be repeated a few times a week. After being treated with the NADA protocol patients report feeling mentally and physically better. The calmness derived from the NADA protocol replaces the need for the addictive behavior.
The Master Key System and the Law of Attraction
To attain the best results counseling therapy is often used in combination with the NADA protocol. This counseling is actually needed to address the subconscious aspect of the addiction. This is where the Law of Attraction comes in. There is a saying that goes like this: “if you really want something and truly believe it’s possible, you’ll get it.” Actually this is not what the Law of Attraction was originally taught by Charles F. Haanel in 1913 in his Master Key System. This system is a six-month course that instructs you how to make the Law of Attraction work for you in your life. The course basically tells how things manifest in your life due to the power of your subconscious mind. The tool for directing the action of your subconscious mind is your conscious mind and visualization is one of the most powerful tools it employs. The Master Key System’s true power is to help you get hold of your subconscious mind.
In the battle against cigarette addiction, some tools are used to deal with the subconscious. Two such very popular tools are audio CD and hypnosis. However, they are not always 100% effective. When you master the Master Key, it will teach you how to effectively direct your subconscious mind. But for it to work, you need to read around ten pages of the book for five days each week and performing some minutes of exercises. Then after a week, you answer ten questions pertaining to that lesson and then go on to the next lesson. You need to do this for 6 months, and that’s what makes it really work. The Master Key System has many versions on the internet. You need to pick the format that follows the one lesson per week as espoused by Charles F. Haanel. You won’t get much benefit if you just get all the lessons and read them. You need to be patient and always keep in mind your goal which is to give up smoking for good. In this manner, you will see that The Master Key System will lead to a positive change in your whole life.
Hence, by combining the Master Key System, the NADA protocol, niacinamide, and nicotine substitutes, you will have all the means you need to make positive changes in your life and beat your smoking addiction for good.
Amy-SuiQun Lui, L.Ac.
Asian Health Center
27059 Grand Army of the Republic Hwy
Cleveland, OH 44143
Tel: (440) 833-0983