Disclaimer: Reiki along with other alternative healing methods such as hypnosis and EFT, etc. can help promote/enhance healing physically, mentally and spiritually for many people, but it doesn't mean it should replace medical care. (Although it is great complimentary care!) Please see a Medical Doctor or professional if needed. Thank you for taking charge of your health!
A Meta-Analytic Comparison of the Effectiveness of Smoking Cessation Methods:
Meta-analysis was used to cumulate the results from 633 studies of smoking cessation. This involved 71,806 smokers who reported whether or not they were able to quit.
The effectiveness of hypnosis effectiveness was:
More than 2 times greater than self-care methods (self-care involved quitting by themselves, reading self-help books, and more)
More than 2 times greater than nicotine gum
And 3 times greater than physician interventions where the physician offered more than counseling.
Guided Health Imagery for Smoking Cessation and Long-Term Abstinence:
A study of 71 smokers showed that, after a 2-year follow up, people who quit smoking using guided imagery were twice as likely to remain smoke-free than those who quit using counseling and educational sessions.
Freedom from smoking: Integrating hypnotic methods and rapid smoking to facilitate smoking cessation:
Of 43 smokers undergoing this treatment, 39 reported remaining abstinent from smoking at follow-up (6 months to 3 years post-treatment). This represents a 90.6% success rate using hypnosis and a Rapid Smoking (RS) protocol.
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Performance by gender in a stop-smoking program combining hypnosis and aversion:
A field study of 93 male and 93 female CMHC outpatients examined the facilitation of smoking cessation by combining hypnosis and aversion treatments. At a 3-month follow up, 86% of the men and 87% of the women reported continued abstinence from smoking.
Clinical Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation: Preliminary Results of a Three-Session Intervention:
Thirty smokers enrolled in an HMO were referred by their primary physician for treatment. Twenty-one patients returned after an initial consultation and received hypnosis for smoking cessation. At the end of treatment, 81% of those patients reported that they had quit smoking.
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