Quitting tobacco is one of the most important things you can do to improve your health. But the road to get there isn’t always easy. If you’re trying to quit smoking, acupuncture is a natural way to help you curb your nicotine cravings.
Acupuncture, along with Chinese herbs, may not be as well-known as nicotine patches or gum. Yet they all can offer relief, especially in the active phase of withdrawal when you’re wrestling with fatigue, irritability and gnawing cravings.
Some people try acupuncture because they cannot tolerate the drugs used for tobacco cessation. Unlike prescription medications, acupuncture has no side effects. In fact, it’s very common to notice side benefits like improvements in sleep or mood. Others use acupuncture as part of an overall strategy to quit.
Acupuncturists target certain areas of the body for certain conditions. When it comes to helping smokers quit, pressure points in the ears are especially effective in suppressing cravings. The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association even has an entire protocol around this set of ear suppression points to combat addiction. Here at Natural Health and Wellness Center, I use a very specific protocol developed by Tim and has been taught to many others that have a very high first-time success rate. (As high as 90 % on the very first visit.)
In addition to Ear Acupuncture, a press needle is left in place in your ear that helps maintain the effects of the Acupuncture session in reducing your cravings for nicotine. Additionally, A specific herbal formula is used to help suppress future cravings, as well as start the healing process of the lungs.
My commitment to you to help you quit: If you do not quit on the very first visit, I will do follow-up visits for free*.
*Follow-up visits must be scheduled within 45 days of the initial visit.