Quitting smoking can be a real challenge. But it is one of the best things you can do for your health. Smoking is a dangerous habit, even deadly. It is the main cause of cancer. It also increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes, lung diseases and other health problems, including bone fractures and cataracts.
If nicotine pills, patches, chewing gum, counseling and other methods to quit smoking have not helped you leave the habit, do not give up. Ask your doctor if hypnosis is an option for you. Some studies have shown that hypnosis can help certain people to stop smoking.
Hypnosis is defined as an altered state of consciousness in which you appear to be in a dream or trance. Clinical hypnosis can be used to treat certain physical or psychological problems. For example, it is often used to help patients manage pain. It is also used in a wide range of other conditions such as weight problems, speech disorders, and addiction problems.
There is a debate about how hypnosis works. Some people believe that when they are hypnotized, it helps to relax and focus more, and they are more willing to listen to suggestions - like quitting smoking, for example.