Application of homeopathy in smoker patients from the "Enrique Varona" place

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An interventional study was conducted before and after application of homeopathic method in a group of smokers of the "Enrique Varona" place in the Chambas municipality from March 1, 2005 to March 31, 2006. The proposed objective was to determine the validity of method in treatment of smoking depending on the decrease in the number of cigarettes consumed by smokers or its cessation. The universe included 40 smoker subjects assisting to the smoking detoxification consultation. Survey was the collection information technique. The person polled identified ailments related to the smoking including respiratory symptoms and high blood pressure among the more relevant. The 62.5% of smokers seen decreased significantly the cigarette consumption and the 37.5% gave up it. In spite of the fact that not all of them eliminate completely this harmful habit due to a lack of will, good results were achieved with the use of homeopathy, an effective therapy and with a minimal of toxicity which has provoked a huge social interest and that is included in the non-behavioral procedures to treat the smoking.

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Introduction: Smoking is an addictive disease remains difficult for many smoking cessation. For prevention and control in Cuba multiple measures ranging from increasing the price of cigarettes to provide desestimulación treatments are taken. Objective: To characterize smokers seeking help to quit, according to sociodemographic variables, consumption characteristics, associates and people that influenced the decision to stop diseases. Methods: A descriptive investigation was conducted with 103 patients who came in 2012 to serve desensitization of smoking behavior the Community Mental Health Center Square of the Revolution in Havana. They conducted a questionnaire and informed the Fagerström test for identifying the degree of nicotine dependence prior consent. Results: The prevalence of patients older than 45 years with an average education level and higher employment relationship was found. Most smokers had family confirming the high significance of learning by imitation. Predominated smoking initiation in adolescence and sociocultural pathogenic pathway. Prevailed a degree of severe respiratory and smoking being the most reported cardiovascular disorders. Family and friends were the most influential people for leaving. The guidance by family doctors was limited. Conclusions: Seek help for smoking cessation middle-aged, dependent on nicotine, with high consumption, early initiation to smoking-related diseases psychotherapeutic strategies needed to be consistent with this characterization. It was limited in primary care, medical advice.
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