How To Quit Smoking

Patient says, “Maybe after you get my back all sorted out you can help me with my smoking.  I’ve tried everything to quit smoking.”

And a light-bulb went off in my head.  “You’ve tried everything to quit,” I thought.  Tried the gum, the patch, the anti-depressant-turned-smoking-aid and maybe even the hypnosis…

The conversation continued in my head: You’ve placed something in between quitting.  You’ve changed the formula.  It used to be simple, but now you’ve made it complicated.

Smoking -> Quit

has become

Smoking -> Gum ->Quit

No wonder it hasn’t worked.  It’s like trying to quit eating carrots, but eating apples to quit carrots.  Folks don’t want to put in the work.

And so my saying goes, “If I could help people lose weight and quit smoking with acupuncture and Chinese medicine, I wouldn’t be driving an old Ford.”



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