It is almost universally agreed upon that smoking causes millions of aches, pains, syndromes, conditions, diseases and hundreds of thousands of deaths every year, unfortunately smoking is very addictive and has many withdrawal symptoms. Some of the most common withdrawal symptoms from smoking include; nervousness, irritability, anxiety, depression, weepiness, moodiness, headaches, neck aches, back aches, abdominal pains, chest pains, cravings for cigarettes, alcohol, coffee, junk foods and/or drugs, tiredness, dizziness, faintness, sinking feeling in the stomach, panicky feelings and pain down the arms and legs. Some of these symptoms come from the withdrawal from nicotine and the other toxins that are in cigarettes and other symptoms come from hypoglycemia, toxicity and other conditions that the cigarettes produced in the body.
One of the most common causes of addiction to cigarettes, certain drugs, alcohol, coffee or junk food is hypoglycemia also known as low blood sugar, cigarettes, certain drugs, alcohol, coffee or junk food can also cause hypoglycemia, which can cause a vicious cycle, the more of these things you use, the more hypoglycemic you get, the more hypoglycemic you get, the more of these things you crave. Each time you smoke a cigarette, take certain drugs, drink alcohol or coffee or eat junk food, your blood sugar level raises very rapidly, which causes the pancreas to over secrete insulin, which then drops your blood sugar level a little lower each time and you become a little more addicted and a little more toxic each time so the withdrawal symptoms get a little worst each time. When the blood sugar level drops low, the sub-conscious mind does not make a value judgments, it just gives you a craving for whatever you had many times over the years that raises your blood sugar level very rapidly, so if you have smoked thousands or tens of thousands of cigarettes, when your blood sugar levels drops low, your subconscious mind will give you a very strong craving for cigarettes. This is one of the most common reasons why people who stop smoking often start over eating food, because over eating food is another way of raising their blood sugar level, thus they may gain 30, 40, 50 pounds, sometimes more. This is one of the most common reasons why people who stop drinking alcohol commonly start smoking cigarettes, drinking coffee and/or eating junk food or do more of these things then they did before, they are just substituting one thing which raised the blood sugar level for something else. Some things are worse than others, however, it would be much better to balance your blood sugar level and not have to raise it with anything which was toxic to your body. It is so much easier on you to be in balance so you do not crave what it is you used to be addicted to, then it is to constantly crave it, and constantly be trying to keep yourself away from it. If your blood sugar level drops too low your sub-conscious mind could give you cravings so strong that you cannot stop yourself from having whatever it is that you used to be addicted to which raises your blood sugar level, which is a survival mechanism that keeps you from passing out from low blood sugar when you are driving a car or doing some other potentially dangerous activities. People can get very frustrated because as hard as they try to stay off whatever they are addicted to, if they have gone too long between meals which caused their blood sugar level to drop too low and/or they are under a large amount of stress which caused their blood sugar level to drop faster than normal and/or they have had one or more of the other toxins which brought the blood sugar level up then dropped it low, then they may not be able to resist their present or previous addictions.
The things noted next have helped many people to stop smoking.
Deep Tissue Massage
Hot Stone Massage
Physiotherapies: Therapeutic laser, micro-current therapy, saunas, hot packs.
Vitamin B-Complex: 100 milligrams, 3 times a day, with meals
Vitamin B-2: 50 milligrams, 3 times a day, with meals
Niacin: 100 milligrams, 2 times a day, between meals
Vitamin B-5: 100 milligrams, 3 times a day, with meals
Vitamin B-6: 100 milligrams, 3 times a day, with meals
Vitamin B-12: 100 micrograms, 3 times a day, with meals
Biotin: 100 micrograms, 3 times a day, with meals
Choline: 100 milligrams, 3 times a day, with meals
Inositol: 100 milligrams, 3 times a day, with meals
PABA (Para-amino Benzoic-Acid): 100 milligrams, 3 times a day, with meals
Vitamin F (unsaturated fatty acids): 50 milligrams, 3 times a day, with meals
Vitamin C: 2000 milligrams, 3 times a day, with meals
Bioflavonoid: 500 milligrams, 3 times a day, with meals
Beta Carotene: 10,000 IU’s, 3 times a day, with meals
Vitamin A: 5,000 IU’s, 3 times a day, with meals
Vitamin E: 400 IU;s, 2 times a day, between meals
Multiple Vitamin Mineral Supplement: 1 tablet, 3 times a day, with meals
Magnesium: 400 milligrams, 3 times a day, with meals
Calcium: 200 milligrams, 3 times a day, with meals
Chromium: 200 micrograms, 3 times a day, with meals
Iodine: 200 micrograms, 3 times a day, with meals
Iron: 5 milligrams, 3 times a day, with meals
Selenium: 200 micrograms, 2 times a day, with meals
Zinc: 5 milligrams, 3 times a day, with meals
L-Tyrosine: 200 milligrams, 2 times a day, between meals
L-Methionine: 100 milligrams, 2 times a day, between meals
L-Cysteine: 100 milligrams, 2 times a day, between meals
Ginseng: 15 grams
Chinese Angelica: 10 grams
White Atractylodes: 10 grams
Poria: 10 grams
Mentha: 5 grams
Fresh Ginger: 10 grams
Baked Licorice: 5 grams
Prepared Rehmannia: 10 grams
SuperOxide Dismutase (SOD): 2 tablet, 3 times a day, with meals
Kyloric Garlic: 2 capsules, 3 times a day, with meals
Avocado, Almond, Butternut, Beechnut, Cashew Nut, Lentils, Olives, Peanut, Pignolia Nut, Fili nut, Pistachio Nut, Pumpkin Seed, Sesame Seed, Safflower Seed, Sunflower Seed, Soya Bean, English Walnut, Back Walnut, Chestnut, Sweet Potato, Taro, Wheat, Rice, Millet, Barley.
To help yourself to stop smoking, it would be of tremendous importance to the recovery process to find the cause or causes of the smoking and discontinue it or them and find the things noted above that have helped many people to stop smoking, then eat, drink, have and/or do as many of these as you can.
An example of this is a patient that I saw who stopped drinking alcohol and started smoking cigarettes and drinking coffee instead. He was very toxic and very hypoglycemic, his liver and pancreas were badly malfunctioning, he wanted to stop smoking and drinking coffee, but he just didn’t have the willpower to do it. So he did the things necessary to rejuvenate his pancreas and liver from the damage that was done and did the things necessary to detoxify his body, which enabled him to give up smoking and drinking coffee, he didn’t crave alcohol, cigarettes or coffee.
Another example: I have seen many patients who the first time they came, said they were referred by someone who told them that we helped them eliminate their cravings, these people would tell me that they didn’t believe this was possible, but they were willing to try it. They would sometimes say “I know it happened for the person who referred me, but there’s no way in the world that it is going to happen for me.” They would avoid the cause or causes of their cravings and do what it takes to rejuvenate and detoxify themselves and they would say “I can’t believe it, I don’t have cravings anymore”.