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Acupuncture for smoking cessation, stop smoking

In the U.S. it’s estimated that 70% of adult smokers report that they want for a way to quit smoking. Millions of smokers try to quit every year, and many find it extremely difficult. Nicotine is a powerful addiction. In fact, research suggests that nicotine may be as addictive as heroin, cocaine, or alcohol.

Using acupuncture to quite smoking has helped in turning smokers into ex-smokers. Acupuncture treatments aimed at smoking cessation take all of the persons symptoms into account. The treatment then aims at balancing the energy with the body in order to optimize the persons health. These treatments place their main focus on irritability, cravings, jitters, and restlessness. These are symptoms that are commonly complained about from people who are attempting to quit smoking. The acupuncture also helps with relaxation and detoxification.

In a study conducted at the University of Oslo, Norway, acupuncture for smoking cessation was found to greatly reduce the desire to smoke for up to five years after the first treatment. Those who participated in the study also reported that cigarettes tasted worse than they had before treatment. Finally, they reported that the acupuncture treatments had effectively reduced their taste for tobacco and cigarettes.

The acupuncture needles that are used are hair-thin and are superficially inserted into various points in the body and the ears. This assists in the person’s pursuit of smoking cessation. Small pellets are sometimes taped to the acupuncture points on the ear in between acupuncture treatments. When a cigarette craving hits, gently pressing on the pellets stimulates the acupuncture points. This works to help calm the mind and eliminate the craving.

Acupuncture for smoking cessation is not meant to be a magic cure in the treatment of any addiction, including smoking. But, acupuncture for smoking cessation has been found to be effective in making it easier to quit and remain smoke-free. →Back To Home Page