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It’s time to live the healthiest life possible. At Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation Center, we’re here to help you find the best ways to quit smoking, reduce pain, and start living a fuller, more active life in 2011.

I have a friend, who (strangely enough) does everything on a 22-day cycle. In other words, whenever he wants to start a new activity or stop an unhealthy behavior, he only makes himself stick to the resolution for 22 days. Once that time period is up, he almost always no longer wants to return to unhealthy or unproductive habits.

While this system certainly works for him, I think that change usually happens in smaller increments. For example, Alcoholics Anonymous is so successful in part because it preaches that change must occur ‘one day at a time.’ I think this lesson can apply to many areas of life. Smoking cessation, for example, relies on the daily decision not to smoke.

Whatever your time schedule, the commitment to leading a healthier, happier, and more productive life is the most important part of the resolution process. In the many years that I’ve worked directly with patients, I’ve found that there is a surprisingly strong parallel between a person’s willingness to change and the likelihood that they’ll find success.

When it comes to smoking cessation, I think that commitment must be paired with action. By seeking out the best strategies for smoking cessation, you demonstrate to yourself the necessary drive to change. At Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation Center, our Quit Smoking Now program uses acupuncture to help patients to kick the habit once and for all.

Our Quit Smoking Now program has a success rate of 75%. That number is higher than with any other cessation treatment or product. But why?

Most attempts at quitting smoking are unsuccessful simply because withdrawal symptoms can be too much to bear. These might include respiratory problems (coughing, sore throat), weight gain, sweating, headaches, digestive problems, depression, anxiety, and irritation.

In fact, most of nicotine addiction revolves around the constant need to avoid these unpleasant sensations. Additionally, the act of smoking produces a pleasant release of endorphins. Acupuncture is helpful in that it mimics this endorphin release, tricking the body into feeling well during the withdrawal process. Acupuncture also prompts the production and release of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that can help smokers to feel calmer and less irritable and/or depressed.

Another reason our program is successful is that is revolves around your commitment to quit smoking; you are not relying on nicotine replacement products to slowly wean yourself off cigarettes. Instead, you are looking to start your new, smoke-free life right now, without a painful or extended withdrawal process.

Smoking Cessation and Pain Management for Deal, NJ Residents

At Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation Center, we view smoking cessation as a necessary element to good health. In order to help each patient live the healthiest life possible, our office is a fully-staffed pain management and rehabilitation facility that serves the entire Monmouth County area, including Deal, NJ. For our pain management patients in Deal, we offer non-surgical medical care, physical therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic care. If you are interested in quitting smoking, or in finding relief from neck pain, back pain, auto accident injuries, or sports injuries in Deal, NJ, please feel free to contact our office.