Each year, hundreds of people attempt to stop smoking with hypnosis, nicotine replacement and prescription medications. Acupuncture is a drug-free way to stop smoking and stay nicotine free.
Acupuncture stimulates natural endorphin release, which reduces nicotine cravings and detoxifies the body. Acupuncture treats many of the symptoms people experience when quitting smoking, including:
• sleep disturbances
• concentration difficulties
• increased appetite
• weight gain
When combined with acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine can aid in the smoking cessation process. Often herbs are recommended to control cravings or withdrawal symptoms. Your acupuncture physician will interview you to learn more about your smoking habits in order to create an individualized treatment program that eases the emotional and physical symptoms you may experience when quitting smoking.
Acupuncture therapy aids in addressing your particular triggers for smoking and how to avoid them. Exercise and dietary modifications may be recommended to help cleanse the body of toxins and prevent relapse. Your acupuncture physician may incorporate stress management techniques and tips for dealing with cravings.
For information about Acupuncture & Massage College’s Oriental Medicine and Massage Therapy programs call Joe Calareso, Admissions Director, at (305) 595-9500. Dec.20.