Homeopathy and herbal medicine are of great help when someone wants to stop smoking.
Homeopathy and natural medicine have remedies that help treat the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal, making those first months more bearable.
First of all, keep in mind that if you do not want to quit, no pharmacological treatment is going to help. It is possible to quit without help.
If you need support with medication, you can turn to it. Do not be afraid of trying to quit. On average there are around three relapses.
If you do relapse don’t be defeated, learn from your failures and try again later. Remember that you will always be an ex-smoker. Once you have quit don’t have a single cigarette, don’t fall back into the temptation.
When you quit, the amount of nicotine in the blood decreases and there is a series of symptoms known as withdrawal, or nicotine withdrawal.
Homeopathy to stop smoking
Homeopathy can help you kick the tobacco habit. Quitting smoking involves physiological and psychological changes. Cellulite, weight gain and depressive states can be treated with a weekly dose of Thuja 15C.
Staphisagria helps relieve frustration.
Nux vomica 15C
Nux vomica helps to stop bad moods.
Ignatia amara 15C
Ignatia relieves the urge to eat at all hours.
Gelsemium sempervirens 15C
Gelsemium sempervirens helps to avoid the fear of quitting.
To calm anxiety and insomnia some homeopathic preparations are Lehnin L72, Nervoheel, Sedatif…
To treat the addiction to tobacco you can take Tabacum 9C, five pellets under the tongue every time you want to smoke. You are substituting the cigarette with Tabacum 9C.
There are also homeopathic preparations for quitting from the laboratory Boiron (Tabacfin) or Iberhome laboratories(Nicolhome).
Do not forget that you need to cleanse the body and for this you can use the detox pack from Heel laboratories. Homeospagiria also offers a general detoxification of the body.
By quitting smoking you can do a general drainage with Nasulsar, Marbisan, Berbarín and Lynux. With these last three, put 15 drops of each in half a glass of water three times a day. Five minutes before you should have taken two tablets of Nasulsar dissolved under the tongue.
Natural medicine for quitting smoking
Natural medicine has many remedies that can help us to treat the symptoms of withdrawal. Some of them are:
GABA (Gamma-aminobutyric acid)
GABA is an amino acid found in the central nervous system and is considered as a natural soothing agent of the brain. GABA is very suitable for nicotine withdrawal. The GABA (Gamma-aminobutyric acid) is a remedy that covers many of the symptoms that appear after quitting.
GABA is a powerful tranquiliser and anxiolytic, and is sleep inducing, especially if associated with niacin and inositol. The GABA can reduce appetite and anxiety. Therefore, it may also be useful in controlling weight if you diet. It is not advisable to use it for more than two months in a row.
L-5-HTP is a precursor of serotonin. It increases serotonin levels at a cerebral level. The 5-HTP can help you with nicotine withdrawal because it is an effective antidepressant, relaxing the brain and nervous system, and it is also a tranquiliser. The 5-HTP also prevents the states of anxiety that can occur when you stop smoking.
5-HTP reduces appetite. Therefore it will be of great help when you have to do a little dieting. When you stop smoking you have to eat low-calorie foods and control excess food.
5-HTP should not be used together with antidepressant medications or tranquilisers.
Methionine is an amino acid involved in a variety of chemical reactions in our body. Methionine acts as a cleanser, removes toxins from our body; toxins formed as a result of smoking tobacco.
Methionine is a detoxifier. We suggest methionine combined with vitamin B6, B12 and folic acid, when the levels of L-melatonin that you are taking are high. The recommended dose is 500 to 1500 mg per day.
Inositol is not considered a vitamin, but often it is classified within the vitamin B complex. It is known as vitamin B8. Inositol helps you greatly with nicotine withdrawal when you decide to quit.
Inositol reduces anxiety caused by fear of quitting or nicotinic withdrawal anxiety. It is an antidepressant. Inositol is also of great help to quit smoking because it reduces bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorders that often occur after quitting.
The B vitamin complex (B3, B9, B12 and B6) along with magnesium are very good at relaxing muscles and nerves.
The classics: valerian, lemon balm, hawthorn…in teas or tablets, help you relax.
Antioxidants, such as vitamin C for example, that in smokers are at very low levels due to the nicotine. A cocktail of antioxidants is very important for someone who stops smoking, to repair and prevent cellular damage caused by toxic wastes of the tobacco.
A detox of the liver to remove the toxins that have been left in the body by smoking tobacco. It is advisable to take tonics for the liver, kidneys and intestines. The lung detoxification starts when you avoid the nicotine and toxins that you inhale from the tobacco.
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