How Effective Is Hypnosis In Treating Nicotine Addiction?

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If you're addicted to nicotine, you probably need to use combination therapy, and what I mean by that is don't grab on to one treatment as that magical cure. Hypnosis for some people can be one part of a treatment program, however people vary in their ability to be hypnotized. Laser therapy, meds like Zyban or Chantix, behavioral replacement therapy, if you use all of these things together as your treatment plan, and your plan is overseen by your primary care physician or addiction specialist, you're probably going to have the best shot.

Behavioral placement therapy especially is very effective mening you'e substitute of something healthy that has given you the same chemicals in your brain that smoking used to, and when you focus on adding that, even before you take the smoking away, you're going to get the same results.

This can also be augmented or helped by medications like Zyban which also will increase the dopamine in your brain, and things that will help you to feel more peaceful and calm like cognitive behavioral therapy, mindful meditation, hypnosis, and lasers. Use all of these things because for many people, giving up smoking is the hardest thing they've ever had to do in their lives, so use all of the modern tools we have available to give you your best shot.