How Acupuncture Can Help In Smoking Cessation

by Administrator 5. December 2014 20:17

Quitting smoking is a difficult task that requires a strong will power, commitment and determination. Giving up the habit of smoking is usually followed by a period of withdrawal symptoms which can include headache, nausea, irritability, depression, severe cravings and constipation. However the symptoms and their extent varies from person to person depending on their usage, method of quitting and personal reaction to withdrawal from nicotine.

Acupuncture has proved to be a reliable solution for smoking cessation. A number of smokers have found it to be a beneficial treatment and rely on the therapy to reduce the cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice that involves inserting tiny needles at certain pressure points in the skin. These pressure points when triggered balance the energy in the body and stimulate certain reactions. Cigarettes contain nicotine and other carcinogenic elements and it has been found thatAcupuncture detoxifies the body and reduces the toxins and chemicals in the blood stream. Acupuncture aims at relaxation and detoxification of the body.

During consultation, the acupuncturists will ask details about your smoking history, frequency of smoking and any smoking cessation products that you may have used. Acupuncture is proved to be successful in helping many smokers quit the habit permanently. Every patient is diagnosed individually and the pressure points that need to be triggered depend on the diagnosis.

The acupuncturist inserts fine needles into various points in the body and ears to help with smoking cessation. Certain points in the body that affect breathing such as lungs, airways and the mouth are triggered and small pallets are taped to the Acupuncture points on your ear. During smoking cravings, you can gently press on the pallets to stimulate the points that calm the mind and reduce the craving. The length and the number of treatment sessions required depend upon your diagnosis. A session normally lasts from 5-30 minutes and the patient is usually treated one or two times a week. The patient can also be advised to make certain changes to their diet and lifestyle to enhance the results.

For acupuncture therapy in Harker Heights, visit Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness. To schedule an appointment, call us at (254) 698 - 1600 or visit 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102 Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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