Cigarettes are known to have over 4,000 poisons. Many of these poisons are known to be fatal when administered in high doses. Nicotine is derived from nicotinic acid which is fatal with a dosage of just a single drop.
Over 25 diseases are associated with tobacco use. Some are more life-threatening than others. Multiple types of cancer are linked to smoking such as: lung, mouth, larynx, pharynx, oesophagus, pancreas, bladder, kidney, uterus and cervix. COPD which includes emphysema, bronchitis and asthma have also been linked to tobacco use. Add to that list cardiovascular disease such as stroke, heart attack, and high blood pressure.
Most smokers are aware of the dangers, and many desire to quit. Statistics indicate that the average person will attempt to quit multiple times before becoming successful. As a matter of fact, millions of dollars are spent each year in an effort to quit including gums, patches, hypnosis, and other treatments.
At Well Being Dublin the aim of treatments with Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine and Naturopathy is to help nicotine cravings, curb the desire to smoke and support individuals in eliminating the mental symptoms of withdrawal such as anxiety/ irritability.
The cornerstone of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is what we call “pattern differentiation.” As informed by this diagnostic framework, Anne don’t simply treat named diseases, she treats patterns. Patterns are groups of signs and symptoms, and the patterns identified in Chinese medicine have been used to help billions of people for thousands of years.
Compared to conventional approaches to mental health, Traditional Chinese Medicine has a unique approach to addiction.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, conditions such as back pain could reflect as both physical and mental disharmony within the individual and are reflective of an individual “Pattern of Disharmony”.
Personalised Treatment Plan
No matter if a client is attending for acupuncture, herbal medicine or naturopathy, a treatment plan will be based on a personalised in-depth consultation to first evaluate causality and identity this “Pattern”.
The initial consultation takes account of all possible contributions or influences with regards to addiction. (e.g. stressors, family history, hormonal status, unhelpful diet and lifestyle factors etc.).
A personalized treatment plan will be put in place then to reducing acute symptoms and restore equilibrium to the body; to improve overall mental health and overall wellness.
That’s considering the principle that T.C.M and holistic medicine in general is a mind/body medicine which aims to optimise the health and wellbeing of the whole person.
Well Being Dublin Strategies
- Acupuncture (e.g. points such as St 36, “Tim Mee”, Lu 7, Yin Tang, NADA protocol etc)
- T.C.M. Modalities (e.g Cupping, Gua Sha).
- Herbal medicine (e.g topical / ingestion via personalised tincture)
- Dietary healing/superfoods/supplements
- Naturopathic support/ Home self-care instruction (E.g. Aromatherapy, Ayurveda Breathwork)
- Clients shop, exclusively for clients – supplemental home care, supports for healing in your own hands.
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