Growing up, my mother was always a heavy smoker, and her addiction to tobacco had a big impact on my health and environment. The whole house smelled of smoke. I was forever coming down with respiratory infections. On Saturdays, she’d throw me in the car for a drive to New Hampshire, where cigarettes were cheaper. Once, the coffee table caught fire from a faulty lighter! We didn’t have a lot of money back then, but cartons upon cartons of cigarettes were a TOP priority. I watched as her chain smoking drained her bank account and prematurely aged her skin. Today, she has COPD and 2 ground glass tumors in her lungs.
For a while in my career as an acupuncturist, I stopped taking on smoking cessation clients. I found it frustrating that seemingly every last one of them would come in for their appointments smelling of smoke, having had that One. Last. Cigarette. In the car on the way over. I had better luck with people coming off methadone than I did with smokers. I knew these people needed something more.
Acupuncture provides a tremendous benefit on the physical level for smoking cessation and all sorts of addictive behaviors. It helps regulate the nervous system and calm cravings and irritability. What it can’t do, though, is change the subconscious mind. There is a physical element to tobacco / nicotine addiction, but there is a major psychological component to it as well. People have many triggers around emotional states and social situations that they use smoking to cope with. Hypnosis helps to completely reprogram the subconscious mind for success, and helps neutralize these triggers.
Over the last couple of months, I have created a smoking cessation program like no other. Combining acupuncture, hypnosis, herbal and nutritional supplements, and MP3s for daily reinforcement and homework. You simply can’t find anything else like it, anywhere.
But wait...there’s more…
This program is also GUARANTEED.
That’s right, I’m guaranteeing it. I expect participants to be all in, and I am 100% invested in your success.
After the initial smoking cessation program is completed, and you have successfully completed your hypnosis assignments (listening to home audio sessions, attending your sessions, etc.) Maverick Wellness will provide FREE REINFORCEMENT sessions at client’s request as needed (maximum one per month) until client is satisfied and has attained his or her desired results. This guarantee applies to smoking cigarettes, cigars, pipes or tobacco chewing.
So, what would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? Would you take immediate action and set yourself on a path of freedom from cigarette smoking? Our next group will start February 2nd, and space is limited. Take control of your life and your health today, and give us a call to secure your spot!
“Maverick”...What’s the story?
Occasionally people will comment on our name. It’s very different than what the average acupuncture or hypnosis center might go by. If you were to Google “Acupuncture near me”, you’ll find a whole list of places with fanciful names like “Purple Lotus of the Wisdom Buddha with Healing Hands of Light” or some such.
Well, we’re a little different, in many ways, and it all starts with our name.
How we became Maverick Wellness is a process that’s happened over time.
The short story is that we started out as Maverick Square Acupuncture, in a little office on Maverick St. in East Boston. As we added other healing modalities, “Acupuncture” was replaced with “Wellness”.
But then, The Universe picked us up and dropped us in Quincy Center!
I suppose we could have renamed the clinic to something like “Quincy Acupuncture” or “South Shore Acupuncture and Hypnosis”, but something didn’t feel quite right about that. I decided to hang on to it for the time being, and wait to see what would unfold. I’m revisiting all of this now, because the last few years have been vastly transformative, and as we sail into a new decade, the way we work and what we have to offer is transforming as well.
So, what’s in a name?
Noun: an unorthodox or independent-minded person.
an independent individual who does not go along with a group or party.
Similar: Individualist, nonconformist, free spirit, unconventional, original, trendsetter, bohemian, eccentric, outsider, rebel, dissenter, dissident
Well myyyyyyyyy goodness!
What started out as a name based on a physical location, has taken on a greater meaning. Coming from a mainstream medical family where my mother was a nurse for 40 years, and I was expected to become a medical doctor, I can personally attest to the fact that I’ve spent my whole life bucking the system and challenging societal expectations, BUT…..
This isn’t about me, dear reader. If you are here reading this, YOU are a maverick.
You are here because you are looking for something greater in your life than the mere absence of disease. You want to THRIVE. You know that there’s more to managing your health than your annual visit with your PCP, and maybe you’re sick of all the meds they keep throwing at you. Maybe, like me, you’re coming up on that half century mark, and you refuse to accept the middle aged spread and accompanying aches and pains that you’ve been told always go with it. Maybe you’re just plain DONE with ticking off all the boxes of everything you’ve been told you were supposed to do, and you’re ready to make some sweeping life changes.
I know why you’re here, Maverick. You’re here to totally transform, and to burst forth into a new dimension of your true self.
Take a little time to really think about this, and when you’re ready, pick up the phone and give me a call. Let’s talk about how we’ll get you to where you want to be.
I can’t wait to be part of your journey.
Allison Blaisdell, MSTOM, Lic.Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in private practice at Maverick Wellness in Quincy, and also at Massachusetts General Hospital. She offers Acupuncture, Hypnosis, Nutritional Response Testing, and Frequency Specific Microcurrent, as well as online holistic health coaching and consultation. Her mission is to educate and empower her patients to achieve their best possible health.