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Andrew's Health
Transitions Course!

Stop Smoking

The "Cross Training" Support Program ® was developed by Andrew Pacholyk, MS, L.Ac as a multi-layered health system for healing. This great resource is for those looking for a sensible and rational easy-to-use guide to the best researched alternative therapies. Developed and referenced from the foremost experts on nutrition, herbs, acupuncture, exercise, homeopathy, healing touch and the metaphysical arts, this program allows one to use an "across the board" methods in health and healing.

The following maladies are all situations that can be helped with Aromatherapy, Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture, Exercise, Nutrition and Lifestyle Changes, Crystals and/or Homeopathy. These "Complementary Therapies" are the 'cross training program' of Alternative Medicine and is only a jumping point in the healing process. You may access other modalities at the menu bar to the left.

*Disclaimer: This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. The information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended as diagnosis, treatment, or prescription of any kind. The decision to use, or not to use, any information is the sole responsibility of the reader.

Stop Smoking

See also anxiety, depression, diabetes, fear, heart health, high blood pressure, infertility, pain management, stress.

Stop Smoking Today! Tobacco, in the form of cigarettes, is the most addictive drug in the world. Nicotine is one of the strongest stimulants known, and smoking is one of the most efficient drug-delivery systems. Smoking actually puts drugs into the brain more directly than intravenous injection. It is true that one of the "benefits" of smoking is the brief relief of internal tension; unfortunately, within 20 minutes the tension is back stronger than before, demanding another fix. Many of the chemicals in tobacco smoke also affect the nonsmoker inhaling the smoke, making "secondhand smoking" another important cause of lung cancer. It is responsible for approximately 3,000 lung cancer deaths annually.

Lung Cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women. An estimated 180,900 new cases of lung cancer and an estimated 160,880 deaths from lung cancer will occur in the United States in the following year. Smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer. Lung cancer may also be the most tragic cancer because in most cases, it might have been prevented - 87% of lung cancer cases are caused by smoking. Cigarette smoke contains more than 4,000 different chemicals, many of which are proven cancer-causing substances, or carcinogens. Smoking cigars or pipes also increases the risk of lung cancer.

The more time and quantity you smoke, the greater your risk of lung cancer. But if you stop smoking, the risk of lung cancer decreases each year as normal cells replace abnormal cells. After ten years, the risk drops to a level that is one-third to one-half of the risk for people who continue to smoke. In addition, quitting smoking greatly reduces the risk of developing other smoking-related diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

Chronic bronchitis may result from prolonged exposure to bronchial irritants. Cigarette smoking, environmental toxins, and inhalant allergens can all cause chronic irritation of the bronchi. The cells lining the bronchi produce excess mucus in response to the chronic irritation; this excess mucus production can lead to a chronic, productive cough. Bronchitis can be particularly dangerous in the elderly and in people with compromised immune systems. These individuals should see a doctor if they develop a respiratory infection.

Low-tar, low-nicotine cigarettes offer no great advantages. People tend to smoke more of them, or inhale more deeply to get the same amount of nicotine. Pipes and cigars, if not inhaled, do not cause lung cancer and emphysema, but do increase the risk of oral cancer (as do snuff and chewing tobacco).

There are many programs available to help you quit: acupuncture, hypnotherapy, and support groups. There are also a many products - nicotine patches and gum, for instance - on the market that work for some. None of these methods works reliably for everyone. Most successful quitters do it on their own after one or more unsuccessful attempts. Going "cold turkey" also seems to work better than gradually cutting down.

Don't get discouraged. If you can't quit today, you may be able to tomorrow. You want to be motivated. You need to do this for yourself, not because someone else wants you to. You have to believe that you can!!


Stop Smoking Kit

There is both a physiological and psychological component to smoking. Dopamine is a natural substance in your body that dulls pain and increases the feeling of pleasure. This is actually triggered when you are smoking. When you smoke, you elevate your dopamine levels. So when you don�t smoke, your body craves a cigarette. If you can quit, you can switch your dopamine levels back to normal. Smoking also becomes a behavioral addiction. You get used to the action of picking up something and putting it in your mouth.

This kit addresses these problems with:

The Cleansing Detox formula taken for one month, this formula contains Psyllium Husks, Lecithin, Chlorella, Spirulina, Barley Grass, Wheat Grass, Dandelion, Red Clover, Milk Thistle, Buckthorn, Burdock, Cascara Sagrada & Acidophilus.

Smoke-less Sticks - Used to suppress and conquer both the oral and tactile fixations cigarettes cause. Rou Gui bark has a distinct taste of cinnamon. Chew on a stick to stop cravings. They help with phlegm, shortness of breath and they decrease blood sugar levels.

Stop Smoking Tea - This unique blend of herbs in tea bags should be sipped daily during the detox period to keep tissues flooded with elements that discourage nicotine cravings.

Stess-less Journal - This book allows you to express your feeling while overcoming addiction! Use this book to write in, create new and positive affirmations, which help create the deesired change in your life. Repeating the affirmation helps imprint a new image of health so that the body can then produce health. Examples: "I am a non-smoker. I make healthy choices in my life." This book will also help for setting boundaries.

Ear Seeds - The basis of the famous detox NADA protocol is included in this kit. This "acupressure" regime has been found to increase your chances in quiting by 60%. We include a month of ear seeds, in depth information on the NADA protocol and how to work with this amazing process!

Adding exercise, changing your diet and detoxing your system are crucial steps in the stop smoking protocol.

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Managing Your Smoking Habits

There is both a physiological and psychological component to smoking.

Dopamine is a natural substance in your body that dulls pain and increases the feeling of pleasure. This is actually triggered when you are smoking. When you smoke, you elevate your dopamine levels. So when you don�t smoke, your body craves a cigarette. If you can quit, you can switch your dopamine levels back to normal. Smoking also becomes a behavioral addiction. You get used to the action of picking up something and putting it in your mouth.

Start by cutting your cigarettes in half. This limits the amount of nicotine by decreasing the size and intake.

The hardest part of quitting comes in the first week. You feel sluggish, have cravings and start expelling phlegm and mucus from the lung�s lining. This is the process your body endures as you start detoxing your system.

Begin with Andrew's incredible Stop Smoking Kit!

Top 10 Tips for Detoxing

1. Eating a diet that focuses on fresh vegetables and fruits.

2. Eat whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds.

3. Adopt a healthy lifestyle including regular exercise.

4. Avoiding drugs and excessive alcohol.

5. Taking a high potency multiple vitamin and mineral supplement.

6. Take nutritional/herbal supplements to protect and enhance organ functions.

7. Fasting is one of the quickest ways to increase elimination of waste and enhance the healing process of the body.

8. Go on a three day fast, four times per year (fasting at the change of the seasons is a good rule to remember).

9. Take care of your skin and know your skin type.

10. Consider a self empowering affirmation to clear your mind.

In general, it is usually recommended that you begin with the intestines (see detoxing the organs in Chinese Medicine). The reason for this is if you focus on the liver first, the stored toxic substances that are released from the body tissues may become reabsorbed if the bowels are not moving adequately enough to expel them and can monitor your progress throughout the program.

The most easiest, inexpensive and effective methods of detoxification are fasting and specific dietary regimens. Keep in mind that the goal is to achieve a healthier way of eating, not weight loss, or to rid the body of all bacteria. In fact, "the good bacteria," known as probiotics, is necessary in order to remain in good health.


Lifestyle Changes

1. Exercise is encouraged and dietary and support systems are recommended to rid the body of toxins and avoid relapses.

2. Get plenty of fresh fruit and vegetable juices and miso soup to neutralize and clear the blood of nicotinic acid and to fortify blood sugar. Carrots, carrot juice, celery, leafy green salads and citrus fruits promote body alkalinity and decrease cravings.

3. Managing cravings Plan what you will do during a craving. Examples: Chew licorice root sticks or gum; repeat your affirmation; breathe deeply; exercise; call support person. Begin with Andrew's incredible Stop Smoking Kit!

4. Avoid junk food, sugar, chocolate, coffee and cooked spinach. They can upset blood sugar levels and increase blood acidity which can aggravate smoking-withdrawal symptoms.

5. Lobelia Tea (Ban Bian Lian) can be sipped daily during the detox period to keep tissues flooded with elements that discourage nicotine cravings.

6. Drink water - Research shows that dryness causes cravings. Sip water frequently throughout the day.

7. Deep Breathing Exercises to increase body oxygen

8. Support Person - Ask someone to act as a sounding board and provide encouragement when needed.

9. Affirmations - An affirmation is a positive statement repeated often to create desired changes in your life. Repeating the affirmation helps imprint a new image of health so that the body can then produce health. Examples: "I am a non-smoker. I make healthy choices in my life."

10. Setting Boundaries - Avoid contact with other smokers This includes loved ones. Stay away from smokers during the first few weeks, especially.

11. Curbing the Oral Fixation The need to have something in our mouth is a habit that must be broken. This is apart of the desire and addiction. Natural licorice sticks from the health food store are an excellent substitute. You should have these on hand all the time. They are good to chew on. Avoid eating food to replace these cravings.

12 Curbing the Tactile Fixation The need to have something in our hands is a habit that must also be broken. Natural licorice sticks from the health food store are an excellent substitute. You should have these on hand all the time. They are good to keep in your fingers and serve two purposes.


Take My 30 Day Challenge

1. You Are Starting TODAY: not tomorrow, not next week. Today. Download my Free Progress Chart and get going today! NOW, begin with my incredible Stop Smoking Kit!

2. Start Eating: Seeing food as a healing tool and nourishment for your body are the premise of clean eating. As eating is a learned habit, the foods we consume are a product of this response. Making the right choices is as simple as educating ourselves and allowing ourselves to take some time to make eating an honored and special ritual in our lives. Learn my full spectrum eating habits.

3. Exercise: It is imperative that you exercise every day for the first 30 days to replace the dopamine high you will be lacking as you stop the nicotine. Jump start your metabolism. Get moving. If you know how to exercise, get back to a regular, disciplined regime, now! There are hundreds of ways to get exercise! If you do not know how to exercise, get started now!

4. More Water: Not only will you loss water, the more you drink, but as you exercise, drinking water makes you feel full, therefore, keeping you hydrated.

5. More Fiber: Dietary fiber is an important part of our daily diet. Although most fiber is not digested, it gives us many important and healthy benefits. Fiber retains water, which allows for softer and bulkier stools which in turn prevents constipation and hemorrhoids. Fiber binds with cholesterol and eliminates this substance from the body. A high-fiber diet, 30 mg or more, can also reduce colon cancer risk as well as keep our digestive tract clean.

6. More Music: Bring this motivational tool BACK into your life. One of the most powerful mediums of all, music can move you through any situation. Find what inspires you, moves you, encourages you to keep going. Learn the power of entrainment!

7. More Self Love and Awareness: Who are you, really? How do you see yourself. Define yourself on paper! How do you define yourself? Are you defined by what you do? How you work? What extra-curricular activities are in your life? How you treat your family? Who you love? How you love? You are defined by ALL THESE THINGS. Get out pencil and paper and answer these questions in your Emotional Diary. Now learn how to use your answers by Improving Self Esteem.

8. Sleep Well: Good quality sleep is important, especially when you are trying to stop smoking. I think it is most important to go to sleep with a "Quiet Mind". Sleep rejuvenates, detoxes and regulates the body. Discover how to have restful, rejuvenating sleep.

9. Believe: Your belief system has everything to do with the mental and spiritual aspects of your will power. Fight anxiety with relaxation exercises rather than food. Utilize meditation, yoga, stretching. By creating healthy eating habits and regular exercise, you are sure to stop smoking without depriving yourself. And if you continue those good habits after you reach your goal, you will have an excellent chance of maintaining your good habits and see it more as maintaining a lifestyle as opposed to not smoking. Learning to have a more structured and disciplined lifestyle can make all the difference in your progress. You deserve it!

10. Reward Yourself: with an occasional treat. Talk to yourself by complementing your efforts daily. Honor who you are each day. Use the mirror when you do this. Address who you are and who you are willing to become. Use positive affirmations to bring encouragement, self motivation and self respect, constantly!

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Exercise

Exercise is crucial to successful smoking cessation. Not only does it help burn excess calories, but by increasing your physical activity you can modify the way your brain regulates hormones, making you less susceptible to cravings.

Consider Power walking, Aerobics, Swimming or any cardiovascular exercise that you do consistantly for 20-40 minutes. It is important to keep the heart rate up in your target zone during this time in order for cardio exercise to work effectively.

Stimulate your metabolism. Adding weight training and/or cardiovascular exercise to your routine will boost your metabolsim. Cardio will burn extra calories while you're doing it. Resistance training will actually increase the rate at which your body uses calories.

Exercise during the day to exhaust the muscles and the mind. The moving is good when we are depressed too! Aerobics, power walking, weight training, swimming are all great for working the muscles and the mind. Exercise gets the blood flowing and makes us move past many issues.

Exercise early in the day. Twenty to thirty minutes of exercise every day can help you sleep, but be sure to exercise in the morning or afternoon. Exercise stimulates the body and aerobic activity before bedtime may make falling asleep more difficult.

See a doctor before starting any kind of exercise program if you have never exercised before or have any other illnesses.


Nutritional Advise

Often, when people are trying to quit smoking, they use food as an alternative addiction. Unfortunately, it is the wrong foods that seem to fill that need or craving. This includes too much sweets, too much salt and an excess of empty calories.

The need to replace the oral and tactile fixation can result in you picking up (and eating) the wrong foods, which are calorie rich and nutritionally void of what you need.

I often recommend to my patients that they use either rou gui or gui zhi sticks. Rou gui and gui zhi are the bark and twig respectively from the Cinnamomum cassia tree. Cinnamon sticks sold in grocery stores are usually also Cinnamomum cassia bark which is either much younger than rou gui or has the rough exterior scraped off. They are often far more inferior in their medicinal grade than the Chinese version. These barks and twig work as a tactile substitute when you need something to fiddle with. Chewing on this herb works well for treating the oral fixation and helps regulate blood sugar.

Having a bag of carrot sticks or celery sticks at the ready can also help with the need to touch and chew on something. Carrots are slightly sweet and celery is water dense. The crisp of the vegetables also helps with the need to want to crunch on something.

I also recommed 1 - 2 glasses of fiber a day. Drinking your fiber is a good way to get your daily dose and the water helps to keep you full.

Water should be a very important part of any nutritional program. Distilled water is best. 6-8 8 ounces per day. Water allows for the cleansing and hydrating of the system. It is also filling and a good substitute for soda or sugar-laden drinks. Although it may seem counterintuitive, drinking water helps you burn fat. Studies have shown that a decrease in water intake, will cause fat deposits to increase. Without water, the kidneys cannot effectively filter out the waste products and other chemicals which build up in the bloodstream and interfere with the liver's ability to metabolize fat. As a result, you become more likely to store fat and less likely to burn it.

Smoking dries out your internal organs. When your body is low in water, you retain pockets of salt and water under the skin, as a defense mechanism. For your body does not know when it will get its next drink. This stored water and salt under the skin will create a puffiness and looks like fat. Drink plenty of distilled water or low sodium water and avoid high- sodium foods.

The FDA recommends limiting your intake of fat to 65 grams per day. By safely and carefully selecting your foods so that your fat consumption is about 30 grams per day, you can see a significant amount of weight loss, depending on your body mass index.

Your body expends a certain amount of calories upon digestion. Proteins are burned at the highest rate-20-25%, Carbohydrates 8-10%, and Fats only about 2%. This is known as the Thermic Effect of Food.

This fact cannot be stressed enough: EAT five or six small meals a day will prevent hunger pangs, provide constant energy, increase your metabolic efficiency, improving your fat losing abilities and decrease your risk of heart attack.

Consme lean sources of protein such as skinless white meat poultry or fish, with fibrous water rich vegatables such as string beans, tomatoes, cucumbers. Protein shakes or meal replacement bars work well as one of your small meals. Be aware of the carbohydrates in most bars and shakes for they can be extremely high. Medium to low amounts of carbs 2-14 grams a bar is sufficient.

Reducing fat in the diet is an important component for smoking cessation. As we stop the nicotine, we desire something to replace the oral cravings. Foods with a high proportion of calories from fat should be eliminated or limited in the diet; these include red meat, poultry skins, dark poultry meat, fried foods, butter, margarine, cheese, milk (except skim milk), junk foods, and most processed foods. Vegetable oils should also be restricted, as should nuts, seeds, and avocados (although these foods are healthful for people who have no weight problem). Instead, the diet should be based on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and non-fat dairy products (and low-fat fish for non-vegetarians).

Hydrogenated oils are very bad, for two reasons. First reason is that hydrogenated fats are saturated fats, and saturated fats raise total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol. Second reason is that hydrogenation also produces what are called "trans" fatty acids. Although these are unsaturated, with one double bond, they act the same as saturated fats. Some margarines are now available without trans fatty acids, these are better. a lot of convenience foods are made with hydrogenated fat, like cookies, crackers, etc.

Avoid artificial sweeteners and synthetic fat substitutes and the foods made with them. They are unhealthy and not conducive to the kind of good eating habits you need to form in order to slim down and stay that way. Stevia is a natural sweetener that is 300 times sweeter than sugar but contain NO calories. It is also safe for people with diabetes and hypoglycemics.

Eating adequate amounts of fiber is believed to be important for individuals wishing to stop smoking. Fiber contains bulk and tends to produce a sense of fullness, which allows people to consume fewer calories. Different types of dietary fiber are available from a variety of sources, and the amount recommended depends on the kind being used.

Juice Therapy is an excellent way to get your fruits and vegetable fresh and in their natural form. Blending fruits and/or vegetables into a great juice creation or smoothie can be an excellent snack or meal replacement. Consider Andrew's great juice and smoothie recipes!

What You Should Avoid:

What you don't eat may be even more important than what you do eat. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and sugar, because they tend to accumulate in the system. If you can't avoid them, then at least cut down.

Reduce or Avoid Caffeine: Caffeine is something many people in America and Europe are used to bringing in their daily lives. Though many studies have shown that this addictive stimulant can help produce symptoms of anxiety, insomnia and the like. Caffeine is found in coffee, tea, chocolate, many sodas and even certain medications. Always ask your doctor about a medication before using it. Also, ask the doctor if there is an alternative medication if your medicine contains caffeine.

Reduce Processed and Refined Foods:

Processed food can rob your food of nutrients and vitamins that your body needs to fight off stress and promote good health. Try to buy whole foods, unprocessed foods and try and stay away from "instant" foods, preservatives, artificial flavors, saturated fat and MSG.

Reduce Sugar Intake:

Too much sugar can rob our body of essential nutrients. Yet don't be so fast as to replace the sugar with Stevia the natural sweetener from the Stevia plant. Artificial sweetener can also cause anxiety as well as other health concerns.

Reduce Alcohol Intake:

In small amounts, alcohol can be good for your heart but too much alcohol is not a good thing for your body and too large of an intake increases your body's need for extra vitamins. The body has a harder time using oxygen. As a result, you can become more sensitive to stress - which in turn can cause anxiety reactions. It can also cause depression.

The Effects of Alcohol on the Body:

How does alcohol contribute to toxicity? Research has shown that alcohol in high doses has numerous health hazards. As well as many other things, it can increase your need for extra vitamins due to disturbed eating patterns interfere with the body's ability to use oxygen, to process food and absorb vitamins. As a result, high alcohol consumption makes you more sensitive to stress.

Chronic abuse of alcohol - often associated with depression-like symptoms, which can reduce the ability to solve problems, which in turn can lead to anxiety. Excessive alcohol consumption can lead to poor work performance, relationship difficulties & financial difficulties. This can produce stressors that worsen the situation.


The Full Spectrum Diet

The Full Spectrum Diet is based on the proponents of chromotherapy and phytotherapy. This easy to use system monitors healthy weight by the colors of food on your plate! Meals rich with different colored fruits, vegetables, meat, chicken, fish and whole grains means you are getting a healthy variety of nutrients that your body needs.

This is a common sense, lifestyle plan! No counting calories, grams of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. No monitoring the foods you eat for a week and then changing to another set of rules. No buying of prepared foods specifically for that diet or charting everything that goes into your mouth!

As a Nationally Certified Herbalist and Licensed practitioner of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Andrew Pacholyk, MS, L.Ac. has spent years developing a natural healthcare plan, which incorporates the benefits of fresh, full spectrum foods based on their color and their properties. A balance of attractive colors in the foods we eat, play an instinctual part as to what the body needs in the moment. The color energy of fruits, vegetables, vitamins and minerals all come into play when furnishing our bodies with the proper nourishment.

The Full Spectrum Diet simply uses The Color Energy of Foods . Included in this diet is a balance of proper exercise, good quality sleep and a lifestyle of moderation.

The Full Spectrum Diet is a common sense, lifestyle plan for those who:

*Wish to eat healthier.

* Want to control their weight.

* Desire to transform their bodies.

* Should decrease cortisol levels

* Are diabetic.

* Need to control their blood sugar levels.

* Have allergies.

* Want to improve their aging process.

* Transform your body and your life.

* Give you more energy than you ever imagined.

* Help you to shed unwanted pounds.

* Allow you to use healthy, natural food as a tool for weight control and anti-aging.

* Replace cravings and binging with sensible eating habits.

* Educate your mind on the power of fresh, wholesome foods.

* Empower you to create positive change in the way you eat and how you look at food.

This easy to use system monitors healthy weight by the colors of food on your plate! Meals rich with different colored fruits, vegetables, meat, chicken, fish and whole grains means you are getting a healthy variety of nutrients that your body needs. A balance of attractive colors in the foods we eat, play an instinctual part as to what the body needs in the moment. The color energy of fruits, vegetables, vitamins and minerals all come into play when furnishing our bodies with the proper nourishment. Want to know more?.


Nutritional Supplements

Acidophilus: The normal, healthy colon contains "friendly" bacteria (85% lactobacillus and 15% coliform bacteria). It is the friendly bacterial flora found in yogurt and is essential to the digestive system. When these bacteria are not in balance, then the person may experience bloating, flatulence, constipation, and malabsorption of nutrients. Acidophilus taken as a dietary supplement may help to detoxify and to rebuild a balanced intestinal flora. It is used for the prevention of Candida as well as for treatment. Acidophilus aids the digestion and helps to replace the "friendly" intestinal flora.

Buckthorn Bark: Acts on the liver, gallbladder, blood and intestines. Has a stimulating effect on the bile and conditions of the, liver, gallbladder and lower bowels; does not gripe and keeps the bowels regular without irritation.

Burdock: Supports the blood, kidneys and liver. A natural blood purifier which eliminates uric acid and excess waste material. Burdock is quite effective in treating dry and scaly skin disorders such as psoriasis, dandruff and eczema, also helps break sown calcification in joints.

Cascara Sagrada: Supports the colon, stomach, liver gallbladder and pancreas and is considered one of the very best and safest laxatives in the kingdom. Has an antibiotic effect on harmful bacteria in the intestine. Promotes peristalsis and tones relaxed digestive system muscles.

Dandelion: Acts to stimulate the liver and kidneys while absorbing toxins and soothing the digestive tract. It is an excellent blood purifier and helps to build up the blood. It has a mild laxative effect. This root is also higher in beta carotene than what is found in carrots.

Folic Acid: Folic Acid (required for energy production) is considered brain food. The brain needs it to work properly. It helps to prevent anxiety and fatigue. Folic acid works best when combined with vitamin C, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. Much research has indicated that a deficiency of folic acid may include depression, insomnia, anorexia, forgetfulness, hyperirritability, apathy, fatigue and anxiety. You can find Folic Acid in the following foods: Whole grain breads -Fortified cereals -Dried peas- Dried beans -Leafy vegetables- Fruit. Most multivitamin complexes contain folic acid.

GABA: GABA (Gamma Aminobutyric Acid) is an amino acid help reduce anxiety, allows rational decision making, promotes restful sleep and enhances workout recovery. It has also been shown to have similar effects as the benzodiazepine drugs. You will also feel more relaxed and notice that you are sleeping better. The recommended dose for GABA is 700-750 mg - 3 times daily - talk to a medical professional about using GABA.

Glutathione is an important detoxification compound. Vitamin C is the most cost-effective way of raising Glutathione levels. Take 1,000 mg three times a day.

Inosistol: has been shown in studies to have a positive effect in the calming of the symptoms of panic attacks and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Taking up to 4 grams daily - 3 times-a-day has shown to be beneficial.

The power of Green Whole Foods is essential for all day energy, greater focus under stress, sense of well-being, strengthened immune system, fewer food cravings and optimum synergistic balance of essential nutrients for total health. Green Whole Foods is a powder that contain antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, active enzymes, bioflavinoids, chlorophyll and other phytonutrients necessary for optimial cellular metabolism, repair and protection! These ingredients contain the most powerful combination of nutrients ever known in any grain, herb or food. They contain almost all of the vitamins, minerals, proteins and enzymes necessary for the human diet, plus chlorophyll.

Spirulina Blue Green Algae: Spirulina possesses a complete protein richer than steak, abundant organically complex minerals, a wide variety of essential vitamins, and many beneficial enzymes. Spirulina is more than just a food. As with Chlorella it has been shown to be valuable with almost every aspect of health. These necessities are bio-available which means that they are easily assimilated throughout the digestive tract, giving instant access to vital nutrients.Because of algae's high chlorophyll and high nutritional content it is an excellent part of a cleansing program.

Chlorella Green Algae: Chlorella's tough cell wall protects the valuable nucleus inside. When it is harvested it is instantly dried and the cell walls are gently cracked open. The nutrients inside retain full potency. Once in your body, the cracked open cells release their valuable nutrients. Because it is so easy to digest, your cells get the full benefit of this nutritional powerhouse. These necessities are bio-available which means that they are easily assimilated throughout the digestive tract, giving instant access to vital nutrients. The algae provides intestinal nourishment and has a soothing and healing effect on the mucous lining. It works to detoxify and purify our system.

Barley Grass and Wheat Grass: Eating barley and wheat grass is like eating a plate of green vegetables. These cereal grasses, are harvested young and are ecologically grown in nutrient rich soil. They are approximately 25% protein and contains all the essential amino acids, concentrated vitamins, minerals and fiber. They have been shown to increase our overall health by reducing intestinal putrefaction and maintaining healthy blood another important component of cleansing.

Klamath Lake Blue Green Algae: This remarkable plant grows 100% organically in the Upper Klamath Lake of Oregon. Blue Green Algae has more protein and chlorophyll by weight than any other plant or animal on earth. Klamath Lake algae is considered to be the most nutrient rich of the algaes.

Lecithin: Lecithin is produced naturally and is one of the main substances that digests cholesterol in the human body. Lecithin supports the liver and aids in the metabolism of fat. Lecithin is used to strengthen the heart as it clears the blood vessels of cholesterol. It also useful as part of a weight loss programs to help dissolve fat.

Fiber (water-soluble) psyllium, seed husks, or oat bran are suggested. Take 1 to 2 teaspoons of fiber supplement at night before bed.

Magnesium: The supplement magnesium has been found to aid in the management of anxiety symptoms. Taking 200-300 mg of magnesium 2 to 3 times daily has been shown to help.

Milk Thistle Seed: Containing silybum marianum which has proven its ability to protect and rebuild the liver. The liver is a key organ in cleansing because it is involved in detoxifying the body and the digestion of fat.

Omega-3 : This fish oil has been shown in many studies, to reduce your bad cholesterol levels and reduce plaque buildup in your blood. By reducing your bad cholesterol, you are helping your body to fight off stress and relieve anxiety, tension and even prevent heart disease! Fish that are high in Omega-3 are excellent ways to help your blood stream.

Psyllium Husks: A natural plant source of dietary fiber essential for the proper functioning of the digestive system. Fiber significantly lowers total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels.

Red Clover: A natural blood cleanser which is high in minerals and strengthening to the body. It is also soothing to the nerves and used for skin problems.

Selenium: Selenium, an important antioxidant, is a trace mineral found in soil and food. It protects neurotransmitters. Deficiency in selenium has shown to have a negative impact on mood. It also helps to reduce bad cholesterol and keep the heart healthy. You can get much of your selenium from dietary sources such as: Alfalfa, fennel seed, ginseng, butter, garlic, liver, Brazil nuts, shellfish and other fishes. You can find it in sunflower seeds, yarrow, wheat germ and Brewer's yeast.

Taking Silymarin,(70 to 210 mg three times per day) the flavonoid complex from Milk Thistle is a well-researched way to improve liver function.

Vitamin B1: Vitamin B1 is also known as "thiamine." In many studies, B1 has shown to have positive effects on the nervous system and mental well being. Vitamin B1 is found in peas, soybeans, fortified breads, cereals, pasta, fish, pork, whole grains and dried beans. Prolonged intake of large amounts of alcohol depletes your body's supply of vitamin B1. Vitamin B3: (in the form niacinamide) has been tested in lab animals and seems to work in animals in the way that benzodiazepines such as Valium� have. *

Vitamin B6: Lack of Vitamin B6 has been known to cause anxiety and depression. The formation of certain brain chemicals from amino acids requires this vitamin. It affects the nervous system. The recommended Dietary Allowances for adults (25+ years) is 2.0 for men and 1.6 for women. The best sources of vitamin B6 are meats (particularly organ meats such as liver), whole grains and wheat germ.

Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 is needed for energy, brain function and a healthy nervous system. It helps to combat depression, stabilize PMS and helps to protect against anemia and it may help fight cancer. The best food sources of Vitamin B12 are liver, kidney, oily fish, beef, pork lamb, cheese, eggs and milk.

Water should be a very important part of any nutritional program. Distilled water is best. 6-8 8 ounces per day.

Zinc: and essential mineral, has been found to have positive effects on the nervous system as well as helping to produce a calming effect. Most multivitamins contain zinc. Food sources for zinc are Oysters, meat, poultry, nuts, beans and dairy products.


Herbal Remedies

Consider herbs such as Alfalfa, Basil, Burdock, Dandelion, Garlic, Ginger, Gotu Kola, Hawthorne Berry, Milk Thistle, Red Clover and Yellow Dock, which are among the best for detoxing and cleansing the system.

Alfalfa alkalizes and detoxs the body. Can act as a diuretic, balances hormones, eases inflammation, may lower cholesterol. Must be used in fresh raw form to provide vitamins. Contains an antifungal agent. Its high protein and vitamin content make it a good nutritional source. Medicinal uses of alfalfa include treatment of stomach upset, arthritis, bladder and kidney problems, boils, and irregular menstruation.

Basil has been shown to kill bacteria on the skin surface. Apply this tincture directly to the skin surface on a compress. This works to kill the bacteria that forms as the detox process happens. It is also possible to steep two to three teaspoons of dried basil in a cup of boiling water. Allow the herb to steep 5-10 minutes or more in order to extract the healing oils from the plant. Then soak a washcloth or compress in the tea and apply to the areas where pimples, acne or skin eruptions are most present.

Burdock is a tonic herbs and have been used in the treatment of skin conditions. Burdock is an herb that boosts immunity and purifies the blood. It's a traditional liver tonic and a mild, natural diuretic. Burdock's laxative and diuretic properties help remove toxins from the system. The Chinese utilize it against tumors, inflammation, fungal and bacterial infections. It is often recommended for dry, scaly skin. You can take burdock in capsule form (follow the directions) or make a acne fighting tea. Burdock root tincture may be taken in 2�4 ml amounts per day. Dried root preparations in a capsule or tablet can be used at 1�2 grams three times per day.

Dandelion is a leading remedy for detoxing the liver. It stimulates the flow of bile, a fluid that aids fat digestion, which is why it's used for liver and gallbladder disorders. Dandelion has scientifically documented potent diuretic properties. It relieves constipation and eases bloating and swelling. Dandelion should be used for 4 to 6 weeks at a time. For it's liver benefits, dandelion is helpful for detoxing.

Garlic controlling free radicals, countering the tendency of the blood to clot, and possibly reducing blood pressure and cholesterol levels, garlic has many benefits. Preliminary evidence suggests that regular use of garlic may help prevent cancer. Garlic may be an effective antibiotic when it contacts the tissue directly, but there is no evidence that it works like a standard antibiotic, spreading throughout the body and killing organisms everywhere. Garlic has known antifungal properties,and there is preliminary evidence suggesting that "Ajoene", a compound derived from garlic, might help treat athlete's foot. Garlic has also been proposed as a treatment for asthma, candida, colds, diabetes, and vaginal infections.

Ginger is used for the prevention and treatment of various forms of nausea. These include motion sickness, the nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (morning sickness), and post-surgical nausea. Ginger has been suggested as a treatment for numerous other conditions, including atherosclerosis, migraine headaches, rheumatoid arthritis, high cholesterol, burns, ulcers, depression, impotence, and liver toxicity. Stops cough and stops vomiting. In traditional Chinese medicine, hot ginger tea taken at the first sign of a cold is believed to offer the possibility of averting the infection.

Gotu Kola is the blood purifier. Commonly used to help protect and repair or heal the skin, blood and nervous system. It combats stress and improves reflexes. Antidepressant, improves memory and reduces mental fatigue. The nuts, roots, and seeds of this herb are used in cardiovascular and circulatory disorders, fatigue, kidney stones, poor appetite and sleep disorders.

Hawthorne Berry may help strengthen the heart, help increase blood flow, encourage healthy blood pressure levels and maintain healthy arteries. Useful for anemia, and circulatory disorders, high cholesterol and lowered immunity. High in Vitamins B &C, it is also used as a kidney tonic. Often used as a digestive aid.

Milk Thistle is the great liver detoxer! The importance of milk thistle in cleansing your liver, may decrease your chances of developing cirrhosis, chronic fatigue, PMS, and cancer. The fruits, leaves, and seeds in any form, contain some of the most potent liver protecting substances known. Protects the kidneys and is good for adrenal disorders, bowel disorders, and weakened immune systems.

Red Clover is an herb suggested for chronic conditions affecting the skin. It is a diuretic, but it's unknown exactly how it works for skin conditions. Use non-fermented red clover which is safe.

Triphala is a traditional Ayurvedic Indian herbal compound used for constipation and poor bowel tone and is designed to support the body's natural cleansing process. It is one of Ayurveda's most important herbal formulas for thousands of years. Triphala is a balanced blend of three Indian Herbal Fruits: Harada, Amla, Behada. This combination of fruits is unique because the astringent qualities of the fruits serve to tonify the colon therefore promoting internal cleansing naturally. This is highly recommended for anyone doing a detox program.

Yellow Dock is another herb that purifies the blood. It has compounds called anthraquinone glycosides that stimulate bile production, aiding digestion and cleansing the liver. Some herbalists believe that chronic skin problems like acne improve with long-term use of yellow dock. Warning: Don't take yellow dock if you have kidney stones.

Herbal Combinations and Formulas

Herbal tinctures are concentrated liquid extracts of the medicinal properties of herbs. Tinctures represent one of many different ways to prepare and use herbs. The terms tincture and extract are often used interchangeably.

Shake the tincture bottle well. As a dietary supplement, place 1 to 3 droppers ( under the tongue, or in juice or water as needed, 2-3 times a day.

Blood Purifier Pau D' Arco, Red Clover, Yellow Dock, Burdock, Sarsaparilla, Dandelion, Cascara Sagada & Buckthorn.

Circulation Support Hawthorn berries, Ginger, Angelica, Bayberry Bark, Hyssop, Prickley Ash bark, Cloves, Cayenne.

Essiac Burdock, Sheep Sorrel, Turkey Rhubarb & Slippery Elm.

Ginseng Energy: American, Korean, Siberian & Tienchi Ginseng.

Headache Support White Willow Bark, Feverfew, Chamomille, Pepermint, Scullcap, Catnip, Fenugreek.

Immunity Astragalus, Pau D'Arco, Suma, Dandelion root, Oatstraw, Kelp.


Herbal Teas

In a stainless steel pot, boil desired amount of water. The moment it boils turn the heat off. Add the following herbs in an infuser, muslin bag or tea ball for a single cup or add one-three teaspoons of herbs per cup for larger amounts. Allow the herbs to infuse for up to 5 minutes. Drink 3-4 cups a day. For flavor-add lemon and sweeten with Stevia or organic honey. These herbs are helpful for gently cleanses, purifying, detoxing, anti-inflammatory. This powerful formula will help remove accumulated toxins in the body. Strong antioxidant, cleanses the colon and stimulates circulation.

Detox Tea-This powerful formula will help remove accumulated toxins in the body. Strong antioxidant, cleanses the colon, reduces cramps, and stimulates circulation. Rosehips, Red Clover, Ginger, Nettle, Alfalfa, Dandelion, Goldenseal Leaf...

Digestive Tea-Demulcent herbs especially blended for gas, diarrhea, and ulcers. Helps soothe an upset stomach. Helps in digestion and is good for heartburn, indigestion, circulatory problems, and nausea. Peppermint, Papaya Leaf...

Energy Tea-No caffeine. Provides important vitamins and minerals. Increase blood flow, circulation, and oxygenation. Decreases fatigue and depression by stimulating the nervous system. Roasted Chicory Root, Roasted Dandelion...

Female Balance Tea-Refreshing tea for PMS symptoms, menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes. Helps restore balance to hormones, estrogen and nourish the female system! Builds the reproductive system. Dong Quai, Black Cohosh Root....

Immune Builder Tea -When taken on a regular basis, this tea helps to build and strengthen the immune system. Cat's Claw, Olive Leaf...

Male Balance Tea-Stimulating mixture of herbs and minerals. Builds vital energy. Strengthens the adrenal and reproductive glands. Useful in circulatory problems, diabetes, lack of energy, and stress. Hawthorn Berry, Eleuthero Root....

Sleepy Tea-Soothing blend of herbs for relaxing moments or right before bed. Helps in relieving stress and anxiety, indigestion, and insomnia. Valerian Root, Chamomile Flowers...

Slim Tea-Appetite control. Will flush excess water. Helps to firm and tone. Useful for circulatory problems, acts as a diuretic, eases inflammation and balances hormones. Blackberry Leaf, Myrtle Leaf, Uva Ursi Leaf, Rose Hips, Alfalfa Leaf, Nettle Leaf....

Stop Smoking Tea- Reduces cravings for nicotine. Helps with balance and food cravings. Clears congestion, has a mild antiseptic and reduces swelling by helping to reduce blood flow. Mullein Leaf, Damiana Herb, Coltsfoot Herb, Red Clover ...


Aromatherapy Remedies

Essential oils recommended are juniper, lavender, orange, rosemary, rosewood, tea tree,thyme ...These essential oils work as an antiseptic, diuretic and fight infection. Excellent for their detoxification properties. Stimulates lymphatic circulation, improves immunity. Stimulates the adrenal glands, circulatory system, liver, gallbladder, promotes nerve health

Juniper This oil is an antiseptic, diuretic and fights infection. Excellent for its detoxification properties. In small quantities it can help alleviate urine retention, though in large quantities the opposite is true. Excellent oil for urinary tract infections. A good oil for skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis, though the condition may appear to get worse before it gets better, as is the case with most forms of natural healing. Warning: Avoid during pregnancy. Activates the kidneys. Consult your healthcare provider with kidney problems.

Lavender This oil is an amazing therapeutic oil. Stimulates new cell growth, lifts depression, calms nerves, fights infection, reduces inflammation, and eases congestion. Relieves pain and muscle spasm. Lowers blood pressure.

Orange Stimulates lymphatic circulation, improves immunity, fights infection, reduces inflammation, relieves muscle spasm, eases digestive disorders. Cools fever and warms chills, calms nerves, diminishes depression. Warning: may irritate skin, promote photosensitivity. Avoid going in the sun while using this oil.

Rosemary Stimulates the adrenal glands, circulatory system, liver, gallbladder, promotes nerve health, improves the functioning of the heart and nervous system. Tones and tightens the skin, regulates oil secretion, fights infection, joint pain, muscle spasms, and eases digestive orders. Warning: This oil may trigger epileptic seizures in prone individuals, may irritate sensitive skin. Avoid if you have high blood pressure.

Rosewood relieves pain, fights infection, diminishes depression, stimulates the brain, clears the head, improves immunity, helps skin disorders, stimulates sexual desire.

Tea tree fights infection, and fungi, soothes skin disorders, heals wounds. Releases mucous, relieves respiratory congestion. Increases immunity. Kills insects. Excellent for foot, nail fungus, athlete's foot. Warning: May be irritating to sensitive skin.

Thyme fights infection, improves immunity, eases pain of arthritis, eases muscle pain, improves digestion, relieves urinary tract infection and respiratory ailments. Improves circulation, elevates blood pressure. Overcomes emotional fatigue, nervousness, and stress, regulates oiliness of skin, regulates skin disorders. Warning: Avoid during pregnancy, or if you have hyperthyroidism, or high blood pressure. Can irritate or sensitize skin and mucous membranes, stimulates menstrual flow.

3 times a day, morning, noon and night, utilize these blends of essential oils:

Angel's Mist Stop Smoking Inhalant Essential Oil Remedy Blend

Angel's Mist Stop Smoking Bath Essential Oil Remedy Blend

Angel's Mist Stop Smoking Massage Essential Oil Remedy Blend


Hydrotherapy

The mysterious and amazing healing power of water has been utilized for centuries. Water cleanses, refreshes and restores all life. We are always drawn to water. Be it a soothing fountain or majestic waterfall. Water is a carrier. It flows. It moves along the line of least resistance to find its way to the ocean where comes and goes in the ebb and flow of tides and waves. The appeal is inexplicable! We crave water, maybe because our bodies are made up of a large percent of it. Maybe beacuse we instinctively know how it can heal us.

Hydrotherapy is the use of water in any form, in the treatment of dis-ease. Hydrotherapy was used by the ancient Greek physicians. The use of baths for such purposes as well as for religious purification, personal cleanliness, and private or social relaxation dates from at least the time of ancient Greece. A German, Vincenz Priessnitz, popularized the use of spas in Germany and elsewhere in Europe, where they are still popular today.

Hydrotherapy has a number of uses. Warm water will relax spasm; thus, hydrotherapy has been useful in treating such conditions as muscular strains and sprains, muscular fatigue, and backache. Heat is often used in conjunction with massage or other manipulative or stimulative treatments, such as the whirlpool bath. Sitz baths (sitting in hot water) are effective in the treatment of many disorders. Water is also useful in physical therapy because patients who exercise in a buoyant medium can move weak parts of their bodies without contending with the strong force of gravity.

The neutral bath has a balancing effect on anxious or irritable people. Instructions for a neutral bath: Fill your bathtub with water slightly cooler than body temperature, around 94� to 97�F (You can check the temperature of the water with a regular thermometer.)

As the tub fills with water add 2 spoons of Angel's Mist Deep Soak Sea Salts to the bath water for a soothing, muscle relaxing soak. Submerging as much of your body as possible, stay in the bath for at least 20 minutes, adding water as needed to maintain the temperature of the bath.

Consider a relaxing bath with the cleansing calming effects of Angel's Mist Lavender Fields Soap is a relaxing blend of Lavender, Chamomile, Clary Sage essential oil makes this soap wonderful for creating a soothing and calm complement to your bath.

Steam baths and dry saunas have been used as healing therapeutics for centuries. Perspiration is one of the best ways to detox our system. Sweating helps rid the body of wastes products, regulates body temperature, and invigorates our largest organ, the skin. Steam increases white blood cells which protects and strengthens our immune system. Medical studies show that frequent steam baths help reduce stress and keeps your circulatory system running smoothly. Warning: If you are pregnant, have diabetes or have heart disease, consult a doctor before taking a sauna or steam bath.

Try this Detoxification Bath

2 Cups Sea Salt
2 Cups Baking Soda
4 Tbsp. Ginger Powder
Place all ingredients in a hot bath and bathe for 20 minutes. Drink plenty of water. This bath withdraws impurities from your body and helps you to feel better. This bath can be done 2 to 3 times in a week or as needed.




Homeopathy

This medical system uses infinitesimal doses of natural substances to stimulate a person's immune system and body's natural defenses. Homeopathic remedies are named for the plant or animal ingredients they are made from. Homeopathy not only offers relief from temporary disorders but, can provide long term healing of a person due to its individual and "wholistic" approach. This often leads to a complete recovery from the dis-ease, as well as, providing an improved understanding of the patient's situation. This type of healing makes it easier and possible to avoid recurrence or relapses in the future and homeopathy stimulates the body's natural defense system by reestablishing normal immune system and cell functioning.

Stop Smoking:

Aconitum napellus: Aconitum napellus If the person is very fearful while going through a withdrawal period, this remedy may be indicated. Intense palpitations may occur, which can make the person even more frightened and anxious.

Aurum metallicum: This remedy may be helpful during the withdrawal process, especially for individuals who feel disgusted with themselves, believe they have failed in life, or have become depressed and hopeless. Serious, work-oriented people who have turned to addictive substances as an outlet of tension are especially likely to respond to Aurum.

Carbo vegetabilis: When withdrawal symptoms include fatigue and faintness, with a lot of gas and belching, this remedy can bring relief. The person may feel weak and very cold (especially in the extremities), yet still has a desperate craving for fresh or moving air. This remedy is often helpful for regaining energy after long-term illnesses or health problems.

Chamomilla: If a person is hypersensitive, and finds discomfort unbearable to the point of seeming irritable and angry, this remedy may help. The person will feel worse from heat and worse at night. Relief from motion, especially vigorous rocking, is a strong indication for Chamomilla.

Coffee cruda: This remedy is often helpful when a person�s mind is active and excitable. Sleeplessness is a common problem. The person is very sensitive to noise or any distraction. Neuralgic pains or headaches can occur, and may be soothed by cold applications.


Traditional Chinese Medicine:

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the oldest, continually practiced, and professionally administered health care system in the world. It is a documented medical system spanning over 2,500 years based on comprehensive philosophies, rational theories, clinically tested and empirically verified by over 100 generations of highly educated practitioners. Chinese Medicine is a total system of internal medicine which is comprised of a diagnostic procedure based on signs, symptoms and treatment styles including acupuncture, herbal medicine, exercise, diet and meditation. It�s foundation is based on the principles of balance; the interdependent relationship of Yin and Yang. Through this balance, health is achieved and maintained.

Chinese Medicine takes a unique approach to smoking cessation! Diet, exercise and good quality sleep are the proponents of any stop smoking program.

Acupuncture is used primarily to strengthen the endocrine and digestive systems.

Herbal medicine is an important component for working at the root of the problem. The theory behind this is simple. When stimulating the digestive system, the stomach and spleen can become more efficient at transforming and transporting the energy and stimulating the immune system. Clearing the lungs of phlegm and tonifying their actions is imperative. The large intestines play an important part in the detoxing process and work in conjunction with the lungs.

Download Andrew's Free Stop Smoking Progress Chart, which explains his secrets to smoking cessation and detoxing the system! This program is what he puts his patients on, with great results!

The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA)

As an acupuncturist, I have used the NADA protocol for controlling nicotine addiction, drug and alcohol dependency and sexual addiction on hundreds of patients, all with reasonable to great results. Not to mention great results with stress reduction.

The NADA protocol is simple, yet quite effective. Drug, alcohol and tobacco addictions are major problems that affect tens of millions of people in America. This is not just a problem in America, but is occurring worldwide.

The addition of acupuncture into the treatment for addiction seems to be very beneficial, and almost the single ingredient that helps the protocol succeed. There are numerous benefits for patients by using this protocol... Want to know more?

Visit Your TCM practitioner for a proper diagnosis and treatment.


Healing Touch Therapy:

There are many different approaches to massage and applications of it. "Massage Therapy" is a holistic procedure that affects all systems of the body; digestive, elimination, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, endocrine and nervous systems. Many of today's health problems arise from stress. Because stress upsets the delicate integral balance of all your body's functions, regaining this balance requires a holistic approach.

Massage Therapy and Lymphatic Drainage Massage not only treats those parts of you which are a problem, but also affects the whole of your metabolism through normalizing your circulatory, muscular and nervous systems and their interdependent functioning.

Massage is effective for detoxing the whole system and can be done with soothing massage oils or relaxing body lotions in order for the practitioner's hands to "glide" over the body with smooth, relaxing strokes.

Learn How to Give a Massage. This step by step method will help you learn just how to make your subject feel great!

The Crystal Facial Massage works on a deep esoteric level allowing not only the physical body enjoyment and total relaxation but the stones will enhance a positive, reconnecting flow of energy which will allow you to bring up, recognize and clear emotional blocks.

Hot Stone Massage Therapy. is recommended for this condition. It is an ancient Ayurvedic therapy with river bed stones which draw out stress, tension and impurities from the body.

Body brushing helps our lymphatic system to remove toxins from the body. Five minutes of dry body brushing before your bath or shower helps to get fluids moving and boosts blood flow. Use a natural bristle brush and take long strokes. Start at your feet, brushing up your legs and thighs towards the groin. Work in circular movements over the tummy, then do hands and arms, back and across the shoulders. Use gentle downward strokes on your neck, throat and chest. Your skin may redden and start tingling as the body brushing increases the circulation in areas of greatest fat-concentration.


Emotional Aspect:

There is an emotional aspect to every illness. Often times, it is the emotional thoughts or "excess emotions" that will lead to illness. The following therapies are utilized for calming the mind, help with stress relief and focuses on our mental powers over any situation. The ability to balance your emotional, mental, physical and spiritual self is up to you. Here are some suggestions:

A Disciplined Mind Is A Free Mind!

  • Gain control over your thoughts... and you maintain control over your life.
  • Calming the mind is a behavioral technique used to interrupt, minimize and eliminate "psychological noise". Retrain your mind and you regain your freedom.


  • Obsessive, repetitive thoughts, anxiety and fears are all apart of negative, self-destructive patterns... that can benefit from the positive affirmations and mind quieting.


  • Detox by using the seasons as a guide. This allows us to work with... the "flow of nature" and change as our bodies change.
  • What is your belief system? Does it serve you well? Program thought to be positive and your energy and spirit will reflect it!


What is your experience with this disorder? Sharing your own experiences often helps others. We'd love to know in the Peacefulmind Community


Counseling and Psychotherapy:

Issues that you want to "Let go of" respond to counseling and to a wide variety of psychotherapies. During the past several decades, there has been an increasing enthusiasm for focused, time-limited therapies that address ways of coping with issues that no longer serve us and their symptoms directly, rather than exploring unconscious conflict or other personal vulnerabilities.


Improving Self Esteem

One of the biggest culprits in weight control issues is how we look at ourselves. Our distortion of our body image is one of the most destructive behaviors we can harbor and must be conquered in order to win over this self abuse! Consider these great tips:

Self Destructive Behavior and How to Cope

The Honor Myself Check List

Andrew's Self Esteem Series


Emotional Diary:

Make an Emotional Diary

1. For two weeks, make notations whenever you have a mood swing, emotional upheaval or change in energy (such as hyperactivity or lethargy).

2. Note the date and time of the event.

3. Note what actions you take to bring yourself back to balance. Do you sit down and do yoga, stretch, meditate. Do you binge eat, have a drink or do other actions revolving around food?

4. If you react with food, what do you eat? Find comfort in?

5. Note the volume of cigarettes you smoke at that time. Don't lie. Write the truth in your journal.

6. The Emotional Dairy is NOT a judgement tool. It is a way for you to go back to it, AFTER a week is done and look at habits you may not even realize you are doing in response to change.

7. After committing to two weeks of journaling, take a look at the overall process. Was it somehow helpful to you? In retrospect, did you gain valuable information from it?

8. If so, consider writing in it for another week.

9. You can use this diary to write down "positive progress" as well. Did you make any changes after your first two weeks?

10. Your Emotional Diary can just be the tool you need to take you to a new plateau of understanding your emotional connection to food and how you can actually take control and do something about it!


Hypnotherapy

Your mind is an untapped source of amazing power. If you change your mind, you must change your life. Hypnosis has now become widely recognized as the smartest and easiest method we can employ to change our life. Hypnosis for smoking cessation can help with controlling stress, facing our fears and creating an altered state of consciousness. Hypnosis will change your inner mind to help you change your ideas and images about food and how you eat. Contact Andrew for a local Hypnotherapist.


Guided Imagery

The power of visualization and guided imagery is one of our most powerful gifts! A healing tool we all have with in us - the "power of the mind!" Learning how to do Guided Imagery has many benefits. Guided Imagery helps us to develop our imagination as a healing tool. The premise is to use "Mind Medicine" to connect the mind and body in order to free ourselves from pain due to ANY Medical Condition. This concept allows us to deepen our abilities to fully relax, quiet the mental chatter, create restful sleep and invite a positive and productive thought process. Learn more about how guided imagery can work for you!


Dream Therapy:

The implication is that psychological re-organization of large patterns of information allows the body to heal itself psychically. Curiosity and imagination may be the bottom line that makes the difference between wellness and illness. If you give your subconscious enough data, it seems to filter through and find what it needs.

The beginning of religions have all been attributed to the attempts of interpreting and understanding dreams. These visual images that appear during sleep cycles can convey many messages. Based on a particular culture, the meaning of dreams can vary in their scope and interpretation. One book, "Oneirocritia", was written by Artemidorus- a Roman philosopher in the 2nd century A.D., has served as the foundation of many other dream interpretation books. Psychologist Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud, who have both embrassed the important significance of dream interpretation, have given credit to Artemidorus' work.

Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, interpreted people's dreams in order to help them unearth hidden feelings. Jung, a Swiss psychologist, who initially followed in Freud's footsteps, developed theories of Anima (women) and Animus (men) involving the feminine and masculine principles and the collective unconscious symbols known as Archetypes.

Each dream is a message from the subconscious mind relating a message about the dreamer�s current state of awareness. The dream message has immediacy, applying to the thoughts and attitudes of the previous 24 to 48 hours. Everything in the dream, each person, place or thing represents some aspect, quality or way of thinking of the dreamer. In this picture language of dreams, what has been studied and taught for the past quarter century at the School of Metaphysics as the Universal Language of the Mind, lies truth that will open the dreamer�s eyes to the reality of his own thinking, to the consciousness of the Self and to the ideals of the soul.

We seek detachment from a chaotic, confusing, baffling world. And we seek it in dreams, and fantasy.

By living with imagination, and learning to make real our dreams, we come to realize that ours is not a single, unique, isolated experience, but related to others dreams. Our myth has been dreamed by others. This is a myth that comes from the unconscious, which is not isolated and unique, but universal.

Dream analysis can help with stressful situations. It can help to explain your anxiety or fears that are getting in the way of your productive life. Consider a Dream Interpretation.


Yoga Therapy:

Yoga poses can be good alternatives to "traditional" health remedies because they relax the body and mind, improve circulation and respiration, reduce tension and help the body through it's healing process.

Stress Control:

The Yogic breath exercise can be done without instruction, without danger, and with a good chance that your discomfort and stressful feelings will be reduced. Relaxation Breath is the most powerful tool for stress management.

Sit up, with your back straight in any position. Place your tongue against the ridge of tissue just behind your upper front teeth and keep it there throughout the exercise. Exhale completely through your mouth.

Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of four. Hold your breath for a count of seven. Exhale completely through your mouth, to a count of eight. Repeat this cycle three more times for a total of four breaths. Try to do this breathing exercise at least twice a day. You can repeat the whole sequence as often as you wish, but don't do it more than four breaths at one time for the first month of practice. This exercise is fairly intense and has a profound effect on the nervous system.

Deep Diaphram Breath

Sit with your legs crossed in a comfortable position. Breathe slowly and evenly from your diaphragm, through your nose. Fill your lower abdomen, lungs, then chest with air. Hold for a four count then slowly exhale the air out from your chest, lungs, then lower abdomen. Repeat 3 or 4 times. That's it! Just allow your shoulders to drop and your face relax as you breath, deep.

Also consider Breath Exercises, Child's Pose, Cat, Head to Knee, Knee to Chest, Laying Down Twist, Standing and Seated Forward Bends, Standing Back Bends..


Meditation Therapy:

Meditation is a time-honored technique that can take you into infinite dimensions of consciousness. One major principle to meditation is in the ability to completely quiet your mind. Quieting the mind comes as a result of meditating over a long period of time, but any time you are looking within, you are meditating.

There are many meditation methods. Some are passive and others are active -- not in the physical sense, but in the sense that you actually do something during meditation. Meditators learn to focus their awareness and direct it onto an object: the breath, a phrase or word: a mantra, repeated silently, a memorized inspirational phrase, an image in the mind's eye. Researchers have documented immediate benefits in terms of lowered blood pressure, decreased heart and respiratory rate, increased blood flow, and other measurable signs of the relaxation response.

Meditation will calm an agitated mind, creating optimal physical and mental health, undo our sense of separateness, which is the common root of fear and misery, unify consciousness, putting us in touch with our higher self and connect us to higher consciousness. Meditation restructures the mind, allowing us to achieve our full potential as human beings.

Fold your hands gently in your lap and close your eyes. Take a few deep breaths. Then just sit. If you have never meditated before, you will probably feel as if your mind is full of thoughts. Don't try to stop the thoughts, just watch them. Imagine that you are on the bank of a river and that your thoughts are the river going by. Don't try to stop the river, just watch it. Within a week, you will see the river begin to slow down. You may become impatient, or even bored. That's okay. If you find yourself complaining, just watch the thoughts pass by. Do this for 5 to 10 minutes. You may find that you fall asleep because you are so relaxed. That's good because, in many ways, you have begun to let go. Continue at this pace and each day allow just alittle more time for yourself to meditate. Doing this allows you to relax and forget about time.

Consider the amazing power of the Deluxe Meditation Kit . Whether for meditation, quiet reflection or for creating a peaceful environment to be yours, the opportunity awaits those ready to explore the world of meditation!


Color Therapy

When you are balanced, you can more effectively fight dis-ease, rid your system of toxins, as well as, negative patterns. You can achieve balance through the vibrational remedy and application of color. Color inteacts with the human energy system in a unique way to stablize physical, emotional, mental and spiritual conditions.

Detoxing:

Do a complete color make-over! Start with the lowest Chakra energy center and work up through the rainbow colors, from red at the bottom of the feet to violet at the top of the head! Start Here

Determine what color you need. Learn more about your personal Color Therapy Analysis.


Music/Sound Therapy:

Vibrational medicine, which validates that everything in the universe is in a state of vibration and the frequency at which an object or person most naturally vibrates is called resonance. The chakras, bones, and organs in the body all possess a different resonant frequency. When an organ or part of the body is vibrating out of tune or non-harmoniously, it is called "dis ease" or disease. A body is in a healthy state of being when each cell, each organ creates a resonance that is in harmony with the whole being.

Music is a powerful tool that can be used in so many ways. It has been proven that the type of music that makes a person relax or become receptive is not any one kind. It all depends on the individual and their affinity with it.

Soothing Music is recommended for calming and relieving nervous tension, which can aggravate this condition.


Metaphysical Remedies:

The power of your mind and your belief system has everything to do with the condition, the speed and the way that you heal.

* Our Belief System is one of the major factors that can get us through situations or can cause our life to crumble around us! I do believe that there is a lot of innate goodness and balancing our minds do subconsciously to get us through hard times. The other portion of this is how we "program" ourselves to deal with any given situation.

* Our self-confidence and self-love are often the key to opening and strengthening this portion of our thoughts which in turn emanates from ourselves!

* Energy follows thought. Program thought to be positive and your energy will reflect it!

* Really appreciating what we DO have as opposed to what we would like to have, sometimes makes a signifcant difference. This is always an important element in healing that is often neglected.


Crystal Remedy Reference

Crystals have both piezoelectric and pyroelectric properties. This means that the polarities of the crystal will change when subjected to pressure or heat (even body heat from the hands). This will radiate energy from the crystal due to this reversal of polarities. It provides the transfer, storage and transformation of energy.

Offering a balanced energy field, energy modification, amplifies both energy and thought, clarity in thinking, and harmony and alignment with the chakra energy areas.

The Complete Chakra Kit stimulates the seven main energy sources which govern all the major organs and psychologically alters and clears the body's energy in order to allow healing to take place.

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Allowing emotions to be expressed is the goal with crystal therapy. Crystals to consider are Amethyst, Bloodstone, Quartz, Ruby .


Book An Appointment with Andrew

Andrew Pacholyk has an extensive background in biomedical science and clinical training. Andrew has done massage, yoga and music therapy for over 15 years and brings his experience as an Acupuncturist and Herbalist to such health facilities as diverse as St. Vincent's Hospital, The Body Center, New York Health Club, The Grand Meridian and his private practice, ProAcuMed Inc. in New York City. Andrew offers a safe and effective method with his diverse knowledge of the healing arts. Andrew is licensed in the State of New York and is accredited and certified by the National Boards in both Acupuncture and Herbology.

The Misson/Vision:

Andrew offers a unique and personal path in developing, understanding and incorporating the power of our belief system and your own inner wisdom in the healing process. Andrew works with:

* Functional and Orthopedic Testing

* Acupuncture and Massage Therapy

* Nutrition, Herbal and Chinese Botanicals

* Cupping, Moxabustion, Electrostimulation

* Mind Medicine, Belief Systems, Emotional Healing

Call Andrew at his office, ProAcuMed at 917 843 3623 or by email Make An Appointment NOW with Andrew


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