Coping with Nicotine Withdrawal
Those who have been smokers for a long time may feel that they are addicted to the nicotine that they have been inhaling. Such additions are controlled both mentally as well as physically and with a greater influence from the mind, the physical aspects of nicotine cravings can be curbed for good. As per Ruth E. Stuettegen, Quit Smoking Expert, being aware of what to expect and how to cope with it, is vital, when planning to quit smoking. If not, you may succumb to relapse and give up half- way through your efforts.
Some of the withdrawal symptoms you may experience include impossible cravings to smoke, insomnia, restlessness, sore tongue and throat, inability to concentrate, fatigue, constipation, stomach cramps etc. After all, when a chemical that has overtaken your blood stream for so long is retracting, it is natural to feel some physical effects. However, a greater part of the cravings are controllable, and other bodily discomforts are manageable. For instance, taking in plenty of fluids, preferably water can help alleviate dry mouth symptoms, constipation and sore throat. By controlling the mind, the rest can be managed. You will find that the first few weeks of smoking cessation are the worst. But if you were to choose hypnotherapy to quit smoking, the subconscious mind will be reprogrammed to think that you are a non-smoker and your body’s demonstration of withdrawal symptoms can be very low or non-existent in most cases.
Getting over Nicotine Withdrawal
There are many ways in which you can help yourself to overcome your suffering. Taking plenty of fluids and getting in to a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruits, vegetable and fish is the first step. Yoga while quitting will do wonders to support your quitting process. It helps to control the mind and rejuvenate your body. Another way to get over nicotine withdrawal is to discuss your feelings with someone else. This method is already achieved as a part of “Quit Cigarettes in 60 Minutes™” when the therapist addresses the craving issues in the communication process with the unconscious mind of the smoker. Exercise is one of the best ways to get your tired body back into shape and get over the urge to smoke.
Coping with withdrawal symptoms can be done if you make up your mind to quit smoking for good and attend a session such as the Quit Cigarettes in 60 Minutes. You will be better off in the long run.
Ruth E. Stuettgen offers Quit Smoking in 60 Minutes™ services as an alternative medical therapy for those struggling with smoke habits. Her practice is located in Scoresby, Victoria, Australia. You can receive invaluable information on the subject at her Quit Smoking in 60 Minutes blog.