Acupuncture as an alternative approach to smoking cessation has a growing number of converts. In fact, acupuncture is often a court mandated treatment for drug addicts because of its ability to reduce cravings and alleviate withdrawal symptoms such as irritability, anxiety and difficulty concentrating.
Stop Smoking with Acupuncture
Among current U.S. adult smokers, 70% report that they want to quit smoking and millions try to quit every year. If you have attempted to quit smoking, you know how difficult it can be. Nicotine is a powerful addiction. In fact, research suggests that nicotine is as addictive as heroin, cocaine, or alcohol.
It is estimated that most smokers will attempt to quit two or three times, or more, before finally kicking the habit. When conventional methods to quit smoking have failed, smokers often look outside mainstream approaches and turn to alternative medicine.
The Acu-Quit(tm) treatment session takes approximately 90 minutes which includes a 45 minute counselling/education session. The Acu-Quit(tm) session itself takes approximately 45 minutes. A few very thin needles are placed in certain points at a level of about 1.5mm of the surface of the ear.
The procedure is practically painless because the needles are so thin. Once they are inserted, patients forget that they are even there.