Comox Valley Chiropractor – Tips for your Health

Health tips from your Comox Valley Chiropractor

Stop Smoking Now! May 26, 2008

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I’m sure by now everyone knows of the harmful effects of smoking. Besides the well known side-effects, most people don’t know that smoking increases your risk of back and neck pain due to the toxic effect of nicotine (and other toxins) on your discs, nerves and spine.

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Nicotine is a highly addictive substance. For many smokers, quitting smoking can seem almost impossible. Regardless if you smoke three packs a day for 40 years or if you smoke one pack a day for 10 years, Rachel Shoniker’s Stop Smoking Detox Program can help you successfully quit. This program tackles the physical and psychological aspects, while enabling the body to cleanse of nicotine and harmful chemicals.

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Rachel’s centre, Revitalize Now!, offers a comprehensive program consisting of:

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Laser Therapy

They combine low-level laser technology with the ancient practice of acupuncture to successfully help you quit smoking. By stimulating acupuncture points on the ears, hands and legs with a low-level laser and bio-electrical stimulation, they trigger the release of endorphins – the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Instead of feeling irritable and anxious, laser therapy allows you to calmly adjust to your new lifestyle as a non-smoker.

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Benefits:

  • Alleviates withdrawal symptoms
  • Reduces stress
  • May help to reduce craving
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Guided Imagery

When trying to quit smoking, many people start with positive intentions but they are unable to maintain them. Guided imagery is an excellent complement to laser therapy. Revitalize Now! uses a powerful CD that was developed by a psychotherapist who is widely recognized as a leader in the field of guided imagery.

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Benefits:

  • Reinforces your resolve to remain smoke-free
  • Reduces psychological cravings for nicotine
  • Completely relaxes you
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Detox

After years of inhaling thousands of toxins, detoxifying your body is imperative.

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It’s been estimated that there are more than 4,000 chemicals found in cigarette smoke, including: benzene (found in gasoline and pesticides); formaldehyde (used for embalming dead bodies); acetone (ingredient in nail polisher remover); ammonia (makes nicotine readily absorbed); and benzopyrene (a tar that causes cancer). Cleansing your body is imperative in order to revitalize your health.

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Their detox program consists of high-quality supplements and infrared sauna therapy to help you rid your body of harmful toxins.

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To learn more about how Revitalize Now! can help you finally quit, check out www.revitalizenow.ca for more information or to book your free initial consultation with Rachel.

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