Scientific Studies on Acupuncture | Stop Smoking
Acupuncture is not a panacea or a magic cure in the treatment of any addiction, including smoking or weight loss. But, acupuncture is effective in making it easier to quit and remain smoke-free for good.
If you are ready to quit, call The Welwyn and Hatfield Practice on 01707 888229 for a consultation to see how acupuncture can empower you to take control and begin a healthy and smoke-free life!
Each patient is custom-treated according to his or her specific and unique diagnosis. Usually a combination of body acupuncture points and points on the ear are used that are believed to influence the organs and energetic pathways associated with smoking.
Eight Tips to Quit Smoking
What Lifestyle and Dietary Changes Should You Make?
- Exercise more. Getting moving is a great way to remind yourself why you shouldn’t smoke. Exercise can reduce your stress and help you relax far better than cigarettes.
- Get plenty of fresh fruit and vegetable juices to neutralize and clear the blood of nicotinic acid and to fortify blood sugar.
- Carrots, Carrot juice, celery, leafy green salads and citrus fruits promote body alkalinity and decrease cravings.
- Avoid junk food, sugar and coffee. They can upset blood sugar levels and increase blood acidity which can aggravate smoking withdrawal symptoms.
- Lobelia Tea or Green Tea can be sipped daily during the detox period to keep tissues flooded with elements that discourage nicotine cravings. Lobelia is traditionally used to rid the body of a strong toxin such as a snake bite.
- Drink water. Research shows that dryness causes cravings. Sip water frequently throughout the day.
- Practice deep breathing exercises to increase body oxygen and keep calm.
- Schedule your Acupuncture treatment at The Welwyn and Hatfield Practice !
How Many Treatments Will I Need and How Long Do they Take?
The length, number and frequency of treatments will vary. Our typical treatments last up to an hour, with the patient being treated once a week. Some symptoms are relieved after the first treatment, while more severe or chronic ailments often require multiple treatments. Your stop smoking program will often consist of 1 – 6 treatments scheduled in the first few weeks followed occasionally by monthly treatments if you need them.
Preventive Medicine. Volume 33, Issue 5, November 2001, Pages 364-372. www.acufinder.com