Can Acupuncture Help You Quit Smoking?
Smoking is a dangerous vice that can be very difficult to quit. Studies of the United States have found that 70% of adults smokers want to quit and millions attempt to curb the addiction every year. Research has also found that cigarettes can be as addictive as alcohol, cocaine or heroine. Besides being addictive, cigarettes are hazardous—they can contain over 4,000 chemicals including 43 known cancer-causing toxins.
Stopping this habit can be difficult, and you may have to use non-traditional methods to help you along the way. When combined with other treatment strategies, acupuncture is a holistic and natural way for you to quit smoking. Here is some more information about the benefits of using acupuncture as a stop-smoking aid from the alternative therapy specialists at RelaxZone.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture is an alternative, holistic healthcare practice that takes into account your entire health history and regimen to determine a treatment plan that suits your needs. Acupuncture is not a magic cure or quick-fix solution to nicotine addiction, but a system designed to balance the energy in your body to optimize your health and minimize cravings.
Our professional acupuncturists will focus on the symptoms of nicotine addiction that you need help with, whether it be jitters, anxiousness, irritability, cravings, or restlessness. Acupuncture points associated with smoking cessation are typically located in the ear. Thin needles are placed along specific parts of the ear to influence the organs and energy pathways associated with nicotine addiction. In combination with lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise, acupuncture can help you quit smoking for good.
How Long Is An Acupuncture Treatment?
Typical treatments can last anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on the patient. The number of treatment sessions will be determined by you and your acupuncturist after thorough discussion and analysis. Some more severe or chronic systems may require a more in-depth treatment plan.
Acupuncture is not just good for your overall health and wellbeing—it can also help you to ease the transition into a smoke-free life. For more information about acupuncture and to book a consultation with one of our specialists, contact us today at RelaxZone.