Smoking causes cancer, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and many other serious illnesses.

Cessation starts with awareness of its negative effects and a firm decision to stop smoking. Once cessation begins, physical withdrawal symptoms must be managed and endured.

Nervousness, mental tension, and headaches often follow physical withdrawal, but this improves after a few days.

It is more difficult to break through the psychological dependence. Smoking cessation techniques replace old behavior patterns with new ones. This removes the psychological barriers causing relapses. Bianca Eastman combines different methods such as hypnosis and acupuncture to increase success of smoking cessation.

Hypnosis helps shift smoking urges to other thoughts while acupuncture reduces the physical symptoms of withdrawal. The combination treatment reduces the chance for weight gain. Most patients lose weight after smoking cessation treatment because their fitness level improves.

Bianca Eastman looks forward to answering further questions regarding smoking cessasion, other treatments, or house calls, by email, phone, or in the office for naturopathy and psychology, Titisee-Neustadt.