Acupuncture to Quit Smoking

Acupuncture has beenused to treat addictionfor many years. Curbing addiction, specifically when it comes to smoking, is not something that can be done overnight. There will be times when you think you won’t be able to stay smoke-free and want to give up. Considering acupuncture treatment when you are trying to quit can have great effects on helping you back on the road to better health. Acupuncture works by addressing the body as a whole. Illness arises when there is a blockage or stagnation in our natural energy flow. By using acupuncture p oints, this treatment helps to release these blockages and return the body back to its natural flow.
The acupuncture point specifically used to help curb smoking urges
is called “Tim Mee” and is located on the inside of the arm. This point
helps change the body’s perception of nicotine. This point combined
with others can help reduce cravings.
Not only can acupuncture help curb addiction, but aid in
symptoms of withdrawal from nicotine once you quit. Symptoms
like jitters, mood swings and restlessness are common when
quitting smoking. When you feel anxious from these feelings, it is
even easier to feel the need for a cigarette. Specific acupuncture
points can help relax and detoxify the body to lower withdrawal
A study done at the University of Oslo, Norway, found that those
who were trying to quit smoking and received acupuncture
treatment reported a reduced craving for smoking and a greater
distaste for tobacco.
Acupuncture can not completely eliminate addiction, but it a great
aid in the recovery process after quitting. The first and hardest
step is to decide to quit, there are many treatments including
acupuncture that can help you on the way therein after.
Contact an acupuncturist and learn how acupuncture can help you
stay smoke free for a healthier body, mind and spirit.

One thought on “Acupuncture to Quit Smoking”

  1. 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.

Leave a Reply