Most if not all smokers
are fully aware of the risks of smoking, in terms of their health.
However, many still find it
very difficult to stop, and many have tried on a number of occasions.
At Better Health Clinic,
Chester, we have a number of experts on hand to help those who want to
And there are a number of possible treatment options available to those
who want to stop.
A recent survey
carried out at Better Health Clinic showed that nearly 30% of our
patients were smokers.
two therapies that have been found to me most useful for those wanting
to stop smoking are Acupuncture and Hypnotherapy, and both are available
at the Clinic. Further information on Acupuncture in smoking cessation
is available overleaf, and further details on both therapies are
available on our website.
However, we also offer a unique product known as Ciban which will
also help enormously. Further information on Ciban which is a
natural and safer alternative to the drug Zyban may be found overleaf.
experts at the Clinic will help you choose the option that is the best
for your particular needs. It is possible to make use of any or all of
the treatment options concurrently, and this gives a higher chance than
normal for success.
Further information on smoking cessation, the various therapies and
products available may be found on our website
Smoking is associated with a number of risk factors for ill-health that
we can test for. For example, many smokers are deficient in nutrients,
particularly Vitamin C, and we can test this easily at the Clinic with
our Vitamin and Mineral test.
In addition, smokers are at higher risk of developing osteoporosis, and
we can also test for this condition at the Clinic. Please see our
previous newsletter (February 2003) for further details regarding the
Vitamin and Mineral Test for smokers
During March we have a special offer on the Vitamin & Mineral
Assessment for smokers, available FREE OF CHARGE instead of the
and Mineral Assessment
Vitamin and mineral
assessment is an important factor in the assessment of patients who
smoke. Smoking puts you at risk of developing deficiencies in many
nutrients, particularly vitamin C and zinc, and also the anti-oxidant
nutrients that are used to reverse damage caused by smoking.
Further information about
the Vitamin and Mineral test, including its many uses, and who it may
benefit, may be found on our website
part of our promotion, we are offering FREE Vitamin and Mineral
Assessment to everyone who smokes, or those wanting to stop smoking.
The normal cost of the test is £45. Book during March to make
sure that you can take advantage of this exceptional offer.
Acupuncture is one of the
better known therapies, and in fact has been in use for over 4,000
Acupuncture originated in
the East in China and Japan, and it is only fairly recently that it
has been brought to the West.
Many people dont relish the
thought of having needles stuck into them, but the actual needles used
in Acupuncture are very fine, and are a far cry from needles used for
blood tests and injections.
Acupuncture is very rarely
painful. There may be a sensation felt when the needle penetrates the
skin, but sometimes nothing can be felt at all.
When the Acupuncture needles
are stimulated by turning, there is a characteristic sensation, which
may be felt as a heaviness, or an ache, or sometimes a tingling or
is caused by the flow of energy to the Acupuncture point.
Special Offer on
During March we will be offering Acupuncture at HALF PRICE only £12.50 per treatment!
Acupuncture can be used for
a large number of conditions.
It is used in Smoking
Cessation, and is one of the best ways to stop smoking. Usually in
Smoking Cessation, needles are placed in the ear, and special needles
may be used that will be retained in the ear for a number of days, or
These may be pressed from
time to time, when the urge to smoke is at its greatest, or there are
withdrawal symptoms, and this will reduce the cravings or the symptoms.
Acupuncture of course may be used for a number of other conditions, and
further information may be found at the Clinic, or on the website
This is what many of our
patients have said about our treatment regimes for a number of
conditions. Acupuncture has been an important part of our
treatment for these conditions:
would like to say thank you as my arthritis has improved so much I still
cant quite believe it, particularly my knees, which have been getting
steadily worse for the last twenty years.
- KS, Chester, with
Better Health also provides
a number of advanced nutritional, herbal and homoeopathic medicines, and
these are recommended if required. They are extremely effective in
correcting deficiencies and may help also with a number of health
conditions and symptoms.
book your Acupuncture session, or for further information
contact the clinic on (01244) 322822.
Ciban is a phytonutrient a
combination of herbs and nutrients used to help people stop smoking.
Ciban is available as
capsules, and the dosage needs to be adjusted from person to person.
The best way of using the
product is to start with a dosage of 1 or 2 capsules taken at intervals
three times a day. If the dosage is adequate, then any cigarettes
smoked during the day will cause nausea, and if continued will lead to
It is important to find the
correct dosage for the capsules. Too little and the product will be
ineffective; too much and it will cause nausea by itself.
The product combines the
herb Lobelia (Lobelia inflata) with high dose vitamin C.
Combining these ingredients
synergistically in this formulation, it is no wonder that this product
has gained a good reputation for use in helping people stop smoking.
is normally available at the Better Health Clinic, Chester, for £8.50,
and are only available after a consultation with a herbalist.
Special Offer on Ciban during March
Single tub - £7.50 (normally £8.50)
Or £18 for 3 tubs only £6 each!
Ciban should not be taken in
pregnancy, but there are no other contra-indications to its use,
although you will need a consultation with a herbalist.
Ciban may be combined with
other smoking cessation methods, and is ideal to use alongside
Acupuncture or Hypnotherapy.
It should not be taken in
conjunction with nicotine patches, or any other nicotine replacement
methods, as this is likely to cause nausea and vomiting.
Ciban is obviously much
safer than the medical alternative Zyban, which has been available for a
few years on prescription for smoking cessation.
has been associated with serious side-effects, and is not suitable for
details are available on the website
www.betterhealth.ltd.uk or from Better Health Clinic on (01244)
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