Quit Smoking with Acupuncture

More and more people are using acupuncture as an effective alternative to smoking cessation.  

At least 70% of adult smokers want to stop smoking every year. Many smokers start with conventional methods to quit smoking, but they usually fail.  Because of that, smokers frequently seek outside traditional approaches and try an alternative method.

An Alarming Addiction

On estimate, 50 million people in America smoke. Among other countries, it is even higher.Worldwide statistics show that one out of three people over 18 years of age are smokers.There are countless reasons to quit smoking.  Cigarettes have more than 40 known cancer-causing compounds called carcinogenics and 400 other toxins.  Toxins in smoke include carbon monoxide, tar, nicotine, as well as ammonia, arsenic, hydrogen cyanide, and formaldehyde.  According to research, tobacco is the cause of more than 400,000 premature deaths each year.

Because of this, it is associated with emphysema, high blood pressure, lung cancer, chronic cough, rising in a frequency of colds and flu, and shortness of breath. Some people want to quit because of the huge expense that comes with smoking. Others are just tired of being dependent on a substance.  Another reason, is the stigma that comes with smoking. 

Breaking the Habit with Acupuncture

Acupuncture treatment considers all the symptoms and intends to assess the energy within the body to improve health.  For example, it focuses on cravings, restlessness, irritability, and all the symptoms that people normally grumble about before they quit.  Furthermore, acupuncture treatments also aids in detoxification and relaxation.

The needles used in acupuncture are very thin.  They are inserted on the surface of different points on the body to help with smoking cessation.  Small pellets are placed to the acupuncture points in between treatments.  A gentle push on the pellets quickens the acupuncture points to eliminate the craving and calm the mind.

Acupuncture is effective in making it easier to quit and remain not smoking.

Treatment Procedures

The frequency of treatments will vary from person to person. Typically treatment lasts from 5 to 30 minutes.  Usual treatment programs consist of 4 to 6 initial treatments in the first week, followed by monthly treatments for 4 to 6 months. 

Life Style and Dietary Changes

  •    Get plenty of vegetables and fruits 
  •    Exercise more.  It can ease your stress and help you relax.
  •    Drink lots of water. 
  •    Do deep breathing exercises to keep calm and to increase body oxygen.
  •    Avoid junk foods, coffee, and sugar.  

Call or visit Beyond Wellness to help you quit smoking.