From 1965 to 2007, the percentage of people who smoke 10-20 or more cigarettes per day declined significantly, with these declines greater in California than in the rest of the U.S., according to a new JAMA study. Acupuncture for smoking cessation can help you manage the discomfort of withdrawal symptoms.
Since the first surgeon general’s report on smoking and health (1964), there has been a major decline in smoking prevalence. During this period, California has consistently led the United States in using public policies to reduce cigarette smoking, and there were faster declines in lung cancer rates in California compared with the remaining United States.
“The rapid decline in prevalence of 10 or more cigarettes per day smoking is consistent with the increased incidence of cessation that occurred following the dissemination of early reports that smoking caused cancer,” the authors say.
If you feel it’s time to finally kick the habit, but don’t have the willpower, you should consider acupuncture treatment for smoking cessation. Acupuncture can ease breathing, improve circulation and normalize blood pressure.
Benefits of smoking cessation with acupuncture include: Reduced cold and flu illnesses, decreased rates of pneumonia and bronchitis and improved health.
Acupuncture effectively manages withdrawal symptoms such as:
• Increased appetite.
• Sleep disturbances.
• Concentration difficulties.
Acupuncture & Massage College’s Community Clinic offers acupuncture and herbal medicine for smoking cessation as well as a wide range of other health conditions. To schedule an appointment call (305) 595-9500. For information about AMC’s Oriental Medicine and Massage Therapy programs ask for Joe Calareso, Admissions Director.