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Acupuncture to Stop Smoking

How to Stop Smoking!
Acupuncture has become well known as a safe and effective treatment in the effort to stop smoking and relieve the stress of withdrawal.
Commitment
The biggest factor in kicking the habit is the person’s commitment to the process. The addiction is physiological, emotional and psychological. There are usually many years of habits that need to be changed for success.
Withdrawal
Acupuncture makes the withdrawal easier. The physical addiction is stopped with fewer symptoms — but there is still a challenge — relearning how to handle stress, have a cup of coffee, or relax.
acupuncture needle Procedure
Fine gauge needles are inserted into points of the body to counter withdrawal discomforts including agitation and sleeplessness. The needles are left in place for 20 minutes. After they are removed, small beads will be placed on ear points to maintain the effect until the next treatment.
Acupuncture will help balance your body systems and increase your energy — allowing you to stay healthy and be more active. Acupuncture treatments usually leave you calmer.
Treatments
Most people take an initial 3 session series to start the process. For some, this is enough. Other patients have additional treatments until the urge is gone — or return for a “booster” when they are stressed out.
Suggestions
Suggestions may be made about taking some Chinese teas to help the detoxification process — and you will be taught some breathing exercises to strengthen you lungs.
More Tips
* Throw away all cigarettes
* Tell everyone you are quitting
* Avoid the places where you used to smoke
* Pick up the phone with the other hand
* Keep a list — what are your triggers — mood, hunger, fatigue
* Drink water with a slice of lemon in it
* Press on the ear beads