I am a big believer in covering my bets.
When I work with a smoker who is serious about quitting smoking, I will suggest doing what ever they can to make the process as comfortable as possible.
Acupuncture in coordination with hypnosis can be one of those useful tools. There are a number of acupuncturists who you could see to add acupuncture to your hypnosis program. But I have some experience with Providence Community Acupuncture and they do offer a wonderful, affordable alternative.
They have an amazingly economical sliding-scale year-round.
I have been to them. My wife has been to them. And several of my clients have been to them and reported good results.
You need to know that Providence Community Acupuncture is a pleasant but not a luxurious experience. It is a community acupuncture resource designed to provide service and affordable price. None the less the procedure itself will stand on its own even if you’re in a room with 15 other people undergoing treatment at the same time.
Please be clear that I am not saying you need acupuncture to get off smoking. You don’t. Most of my hypnosis clients do just fine becoming non-smokers withput any additional help and for at least a third of them it is almost like they never smoked before – they are simply non-smokers. But if you think acupuncture may be beneficial one option is to go to a private session acupuncturist at $75 – $150 per session. Another is to go to Providence Community Acupuncture where you set your own price – pay what you think you can afford.
As you may know, if you are one of my clients I am not a big fan of the patch for smokers, but acupuncture, massage and some other forms of nicotine replacement can be useful aids in making the process go more easily.
So whether you have had acupuncture before or you always wanted to give it a try, I highly recommend community acupuncture. Use it for smoking cessation or simply as a supplement to your hypnosis program for general relaxation. And please let me know how it works for you.