Informative Articles by Dr. Violetta Anninos, PhD

Anti - Smoking Program | Learn About Health Risks of Tobacco Use:

  • Is the leading cause of preventable death.
  • Accounts for 1/3 of all cancers.
  • Causes heart disease and stroke-1st and 3rd leading cause of death in U.S.
  • A lifetime of smoking costs $40.00 per pack smoked
  • 30,000-50,000 deaths /yr from passive smoke (affecting children and spouses)
  • Employer annual cost per tobacco user is $3,391

Statistics show that it affects more than 430,000 lives /yr more than alcohol, cocaine, heroine, homicide, suicide, car accidents, fire and AIDS combined.

Facts about Nicotine Addiction

The body becomes addicted to Nicotine on all levels:

Physiologically (the SCIO/INDIGO will help for pain regulation, muscle re- education)

Psychologically (the SCIO/INDIGO will help for grounding, balancing , mentally stimulating and relaxing)

Behaviorally (the SCIO/INDIGO will help for brain wave training, uplifting and calming properties)

It takes 72 hours for the Nicotine to clear the body physically.

The problem is when the brain becomes addicted(especially the  memory in the Limbic system and is taught to expect certain behaviors associated with tobacco use

Nicotine is one .of the most frequently used addictive drugs.

It is absorbed through the skin and mucosal lining of the mouth and nose or by inhalation in the lungs

Ammonia is one ingredient which actually keeps users addicted. It changes the body pH.

Nicotine levels peak within 10 seconds of inhalation. The immediate effects clear in a few minutes, causing the smoker to continue to self dose frequently throughout the day to maintain the drug's pleasurable affects and to prevent withdrawal.

How Does Nicotine Affect the Brain?

Nicotine activates the brain circuitry that controls feelings of pleasure, the so-called reward pathways.

Nicotine increases the levels of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is the neurotransmitter that makes us feel good- That all is well. This is why smokers continue to self- medicate, to feel good.  When they do not have the nicotine, they have irritability, loss of focus, withdrawal symptoms It also affects beta endorphins, tryptophan, DHEA and decreases cortisol levels. These are all neurochemicals that are detrimentally affected by the nicotine for less withdrawal symtoms.. Different parts of the brain centers have been affected with chronic use of nicotine and different chemicals can affect your decision making abilities as well as their ability with their will power to stay on track and to focus. Many have ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) so their attention span is narrow.

Neurochemical Detrimental Affects of Nicotine:

Dopamine : increases pleasure

Norepinephrine: Appetite decreased

Acetylcholine: arousal cognitive enhancement

Vasopressin: increase memory

Serotonin: Mood modulation

B-endorphin: anxiety reduction


Cycle of Addiction:

Nicotine use for pleasure enhanced performance mood regulation

Tolerance and physical dependence

Nicotine use to avoid withdrawal symptoms

Abstinance causes withdrawal symptoms


What is in Cigarette smoke?

Research articles indicate  :

Acetone, Ammonia, Butane, Carbon Monoxide, Ethanol, Hexamine, Methane, Naphthalene, Nitrobenzene, Stearic Acid, Vinyl chloride, Acetic Acid,Arsenic, Cadmium, DDT, Dialdrin, Formaldehyde, Hydrogen  cyanide, methanol, nicotine, nitrous oxide phenols, toluene

just to mention a few.

Successful attempts to quit.  According to Statistics:

About 70% of smokers want to quit.

About 35% quit for at least 1 day each year (perhaps New Year Resolution?)

Most quitters require multiple attempts (Average 7 attempts before being successful|)

About 50% of people who have ever smoked have quit.

Successful attempts are tied to strong personal motivation and outside support systems.

Pharmaceutical approaches have only a  22% successful rate compared to a 76% success rate with  SCIO/INDIGO  integrative approach.


30 -60 % of the nicotine content of tobacco gets into the smoke and depending on the smoking method (inhaled to the lungs slowly or fast) 20-90 percent of it actually enters the body. A small portion of it is excreted with urine, while the majority is decomposed in the body ( primarily the lungs, liver and kidney take part in decomposition)

The Successful Integrative, Comprehensive Addiction Release Program includes:       (Energetic Balancing with Quantum Biofeedback SCIO/INDIGO)

Holistic Approach

Motivational support

Teach Personal Responsibility

Encourage participants to envision a reason that could motivate them to quit tobacco once and for all

Initial 1:1 consult

Ongoing support throughout the program

Tools given to increase success and decrease withdrawal symptoms

Goal planning strategies for success and empowerment

Auricular biofeedback  on specific points on the ear suppresses cravings to lessen withdrawal symptoms and to promote relaxation when combined with essential oils These essential oils use the frequencies from the SCIO device to relax and lock in the experience( anchor the response) so the client may reproduce feelings away from the stress reduction session*

Quantum Biofeedback with the SCIO/INDIGO the best device on the planet for stress reduction, management and to release addictions.

Alpha, Beta, Theta and Delta frequencie to help train the brain waves

Supplementation with herbs and phytonutrients specifically suggested to minimize the withdrawal symptoms to help with cravings and  addictive behaviours. Many people substitute one addiction for another especially if they have an addictive personality i.e. food addiction. That is why the SCIO/INDIGO is for all addictions. We also suggest an alternative Cravings Kit to minimize the withdrawal symptomsto help alter the addictive behaviours.

Quantum Biofeedback Digital Health Analysis, Evaluation and Assessment at the Energetic Level

The SCIO/INDIGO is excellent for all addictions because if you have an addictive personality that is substituting 1 addiction for another  you may substitute smoking for food  for example and gain weight. So we reduce stress even in these cases.  It is an integrative approach for all addictive behaviors.

The SCIO ( is the Latin word to "know), make the unknown, known is the culmination of over 20 years of research in measuring stress in the human body . Comprised of 55 high speed frequency channels and the largest medical software package in the world the SCIO provides the most comprehensive and accurate stress detection and reduction analysis of the human body available on the market today.

Unlike any other device, the SCIO/INDIGO has a built in mechanism that monitors the client during the session. This ensures the individuality of each test and session.

The SCIO/INDIGO has been devised using the principles of Quantum Physics. It requires paradigm shift in thinking from a see-able , materialistic way of viewing the world , to allowing room for the unseen connection between the physical body and the subtle forces of energy. Personally, I do not know of any other method to date that can manage that.

The most basic explanation of Quantum Biofeedback

It is the discovery of an invisible relationship between matter and energy and the ability to measure, analyse and assess those patterns. All matter has its own vibrational frequency. Everything- emotions, thought forms, viruses, bacteria ,neurotransmitters sound ,color all have resonant frequencies. Each has a characteristic electromagnetic waveform. Many substances and chemical have been identified and catalogued by discovering and measuring the electrical charge peculiar to each item.

These measurements of elecromagnetic reactivirty in the body via 6 different responses- impedence, amperage, voltage, capacitance inductance and frequencies resulting in 16 different electrical body parameters  making it the best energetic device in the world today( Current and point probe devices only measure resistance) .

Quantum Biofeedback features

Unlike any other device, the SCIO/INDIGO has a built in mechanism that monitors the client during the session. This ensures the individuality of each test and session. Constant feedback features allow the SCIO/INDIGO to not only give out signals but also receive signals that change the amplification and frequencies during any of the training sessions to ensure that the needs of the client are taken into consideration at all times. The system will cease training signals automatically as soon as the client reactions show that maximum effectiveness has been achieved thus providing maximum safety.

Smoke Free Babies Program

Women who smoke during pregnancy can cause permanent damage to their child's circulatory system, which can increase risks for heart disease and stroke later in life, Dutch researchers report.

The kids of the mothers who smoked when they were pregnant have an increased arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) compared with kids whose mothers didn't smoke said researcher Dr. Michael L. Bots and associate professor of clinical Epidemilogy at the University Medical Center Utrecht. "Pregnancy is a critical period from smoke exposure", he added.

Increase Risk to Babies Long Term

In the study Bots and colleagues collected data on 732 people born between 1970 and 1973. They found that at the age of 30, adult children of the 215 mothers who smoked during their pregnancy had thicker walls of the carotid arteries in the neck- an early sign of arteriosclorosis -compared with adult children whose mother's didn't smoke.

It is all about how to heal yourself.

Taking responsibility for our health.  all self care methods like exercise, relaxation, Quantum Biofeedback, guided visualization, being in the present - the gift of the now, meditation, prayer, proper cleansing, detoxifying, nutrition, conscious breathing.

Open up your enegy flow and revitalize your energy reserves.  . Dis -ease is not a good energy flow. Health is a good energy flow. Help yourself heal from the toxins and contamination you deal everyday with your environment.

Remember everyday in every way to give an opportunity for your body to heal itself.

It is all about balance in life. Maintaining a well balanced diet, regular exercise, positive attitude and emotions.

The importance of relaxation and recreation and keeping our bodies cleansed both on the outside and the inside. All of the above help in addition to keep in mind with addiction release.


Dr. Violetta Anninou, Ph.D.

Diplomate and Board Certified Quantum Academies, Beverly Hills, California, USA.

Mentoring Worldwide

Molecular Biologist with HONORS, University of Delaware, U.S.A.

Holds two doctorates:

1. Holistic Nutrition, Highest Honors, U.S.A.


Post Graduate Studies in Neuro-Anatomy, in Neuroelectro-Physiology and Neurology, Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy

Awarded for her research in Molecular Biology from Dupont, Delaware, U.S.A. (Dupont Medical Research)

Candidate Ph.D. in Quantum Integrative Medicine, U.S.A.
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