Stop Smoking Acupuncture Treatment

Smoking Cessation Methods Using Auricular Acupuncture Points

Smoking Cessation Methods Using Auricular Acupuncture Points

When you undergo stop smoking acupuncture treatments, the therapist will stimulate various auricular acupuncture points in order to treat nicotine withdrawal symptoms.

Acupuncture aids in supporting the body in the process of detoxification when nicotine leaves the body and it also helps in reducing some of the anxiety and depression symptoms that sometimes occur when nicotine leaves the brain.

Used on its own, without any nicotine replacement therapy or other smoking cessation medication, it can be classed as one of the natural ways to quit smoking.

When you undergo stop smoking acupuncture treatments, the therapist will stimulate various auricular acupuncture points in order to treat nicotine withdrawal symptoms.

History of Acupuncture to Quit Smoking

Needling auricular acupuncture points to treat drug addiction was first studied in the 1970’s and 80’s at some health clinics in San Francisco. Originally done to help opiate drug users, a protocol called the 5 point protocol was studied to determine if there was effectiveness in treating drug addiction with auricular acupuncture points to quit smoking

The results were so effective in treating opiate users, that the treatment has now become more mainstream for treating all types of addictions not just chemical ones.

How Does Acupuncture Work to Help You Stop Smoking Cigarettes?

When you stop smoking cigarettes, nicotine levels begin to taper off. Nicotine receptor sites in the brain become empty inducing cravings and the typical nicotine withdrawal symptoms.

Acupuncture treatments are thought to stimulate endorphin release in the body which fills up those empty nicotine receptor spots on the brain. This is probably why people who undergo stop smoking acupuncture treatments report minimal discomfort or distress from nicotine withdrawal symptoms.

Does it Work?

The commitment of the smoker is important in determining the success of treatment. This is true for any other method to stop smoking cigarettes, including smoking cessation medication, nicotine replacement therapy, and even going cold turkey.

Smokers who are committed to becoming non-smokers have better success and fewer relapses with this method to quit smoking than those who show up at the acupuncturist’s office saying:

“I am here because my wife wants me to quit smoking.”

Many acupuncturists will charge a programme fee for stop smoking acupuncture treatments rather than charging a single fee for each session. This maintains motivation and commitment to program completion, so you might want to ask about payment options before you commit to using acupuncture to quit smoking.

Most experts agree that several sessions will be necessary over weeks or even months in order to achieve success.

Want to book a course?

Feel free to contact Jan Murphy MRSS TBCCT via:

Email Jan visit her website Zenki.co.uk or call her direct for further information on 078866 55705

 

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