According to the Cancer Facts & Figures 2015 lung cancer is the leading cause death in the United States for both men and women with cigarette smoking to be the far most important risk factor for lung cancer. In addition to lung cancer, tobacco users can also develop cancer of the mouth, lips, nose, larynx, phayrnx (throat), espohagus, stomach pancreas, kideny, bladder, uterus, cervix, colon/rectum, ovaries, and they can also develop acute myeloid leukemia.
Hypnotherapy has been used as an effective method for aiding smoking cessation. According to a study by Hasan, Faysal, et. al. Hypnotherapy as an Aid to Smoking Cessation of Hospitalized patients: Preliminary Results out of 67 patients studied 50% of patients quit smoking with plain hypnotherapy which tied in comparison to those who used hypnotherapy in addition to nicotine replacement therapy. It is interesting to note that this study shows that 25% quit cold turkey but only 15.78% with nicotine replacement therapy. Looking at those statistics, it can be deduced that the group with both hypnotherapy and NRT scored 50% mainly due to hypnosis intervention.
When you decide you want to quit focus on how much better your life will be when you have kicked the habit! Don’t worry about any negative thoughts or beliefs that you may have heard. If you focus on the positive aspects rather then the negatives your success in quitting will be even stronger. Remember, what the mind believes the body achieves!
How hypnotherapy can help:
- Curb cravings
- Increased health benefits
- Break the smoking habit
- Banish nicotine dependence
- Improve confidence
- Improve well-being
- Reduce or eliminate withdrawal symptoms
- Stop smoking without weight gain
- Kick the smoking habit for good