It’s about that time of year again. I know a number of people who are making plans to stop that nasty habit of smoking. And we would love to be of help to you. One of the most common addiction-related uses for acupuncture is smoking cessation. Acupuncture reduces the symptoms of withdrawal including jitters, cravings, irritability, and restlessness that people commonly complain about when they quit.
Smokers develop higher levels of nicotine-induced endorphins. Acupuncture stimulates the nervous system naturally to regulate the amount of endorphins in the body. There is a change in the taste experience of cigarettes caused by acupuncture points selected for smoking cessation. Acupoints are chosen which clear the lungs and produce a calming effect, replacing the short-term calming effect of tobacco smoke.
A combination of ear and body acupuncture points are used which influence the organs and energetic pathways associated with smoking. A smoking cessation acupuncture program usually consists of 4 to 8 initial treatments scheduled in the first few weeks followed by individually tailored treatments for two to three months, depending on smoking intensity and duration. Chinese herbal formulas may also be prescribed to curb withdrawal symptoms and detox discomfort.
For the benefit of your health we strongly recommemd that you give yourself the chance of living smoke FREE. In the beginning you may feel strange not to have that stinky smell about you but in a short time you’ll get totally accustomed to saving $4.00 a day.
Once you get started allow 4 to six week to be totally FREE from the mental habit, the physical habit can be eliminated within 3 to 10 days. With Acupuncture and herbs you’ll be smoke FREE.
For further information contact an Acupuncturist in your area. In Miami call Dr. Richard Browne at 305.595.9500.