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Using Acupuncture to Quit Smoking

To Know When Using Acupuncture to Quit Smoking

by Dr. Kay Kim L.A.c

 

Smoking is a strong, complicated addiction.  Quitting smoking is no small task and you will need lots of support to be successful.  You need the best tools to help with the physical and emotional symptoms, and acupuncture is a great resource to help you succeed.

Here are the 6 things you should know about using acupuncture to quit smoking. 

Acupuncture is very effective to help stop smoking.

Acupuncture has been used to help combat addiction and curb cigarette cravings for a long time.  Many people have had success and now research is supporting these claims.

In a recent study, “Alternative Smoking Cessation Aids: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials,” researchers gathered data from 14 different studies to see which alternative techniques helped patients stop smoking.  The acupuncture studies examined 823 different patients.   The researchers concluded that both acupuncture and hypnotherapy may help patients quit smoking.  The scientific world is far from definitively recommending acupuncture for smoking cessation, but more and more research shows that it does help many people.

Acupuncture helps with smoking addiction in many ways.  It stops jitters, curbs cravings, lessens irritability and restlessness, increases relaxation and helps detoxify the body.  It can also restore balance in your constitution and jumpstart the healing process.