“A step put forward against smoking is a step put forward for a healthy you.”
Once addicted to nicotine, it is very hard to stop smoking. But if you have the confidence and strong will to give the addiction up, then nothing can stop you. A holistic natural approach can make things easier.
Ayurveda views the roots of addictions as mental inertia, which is caused by excess mental activity. The ancient medical science relies on multiple techniques to get rid of your addiction based on the person’s bodily doshas namely Vata, Pitta and Kapha. The treatment not only helps to quit smoking but also helps to cure the areas of the body affected by smoking, by natural means and with no side effects.
Here are a few tips to start with your detoxification at home.
Herbs can be a great aid to your desire to quit smoking. Opt for products containing herbs such as Calamus (Acorus calamus), Catnip (Nepeta cataria), Catnip (Nepeta cataria), Oats (Avena sativa), Shatavari, Gotu Kola(Brahmi), Ginseng and Ashwagandha and products such as Triphala and Sudarshana Choorna to detoxify your body. These herbs will decrease withdrawal symptoms, ease stress and anxiety, reduce cravings, or help detoxify the lungs and body.
Adding Yoga to your quit smoking plan makes it easier to kick the butt. It is a form of relaxation and exercise that incorporates stretching, meditation and the knowledge of the body’s full potential. It is also a great way to help avoid gaining weight after you quit. Incorporating Yoga practice into your daily routine also helps relieve tension and stress, and helps increase your strength and vitality. It is also observed that the damage caused to the body and the system can in most cases be reversed.
Although there are several measures to quit smoking, here is the best and most effective natural treatment there is to bid goodbye to the addiction. Start your day by drinking lots of water. Flush out the toxins (due to smoking) from your body by drinking plenty of water. Moreover, drink water stored in a copper container cleanses out ama (toxic deposits) from the body in an efficient manner.
Discipline about diet is extra important during the first two weeks or longer if necessary of your quit smoking program. Avoid alcohol, sugar and coffee as these tend to stimulate the desire for a cigarette.Avoid fatty foods, as your metabolism will slow down a bit without the nicotine, and you may gain weight. Take a low fat diet of fresh fruits and vegetarian that will inculcate Sattvic quality in mind.
Most important of all, make sure you keep the right company when you begin with your resolve to quit smoking. When you are with friends who are die-hard smokers, it can be difficult to stick to your resolve to quit smoking.
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