Things to Know When Using Acupuncture to Quit Smoking

Smoking is a complicated and hands down, one of the strongest addictions that exist today. It also remains to be one of the single largest preventable causes of death in the US. Fortunately, it is due to these stats that a large number of smokers are willing to quit, but are not sure how.

1 Quitting takes more than just going cold turkey—you need the right balance of emotional, physical and medical support to give it up.

One of the growingly popular treatments to help smokers quit is acupuncture. By targeting specific points on your body, acupuncture can help you overcome cravings.

Here are a few things you should know about acupuncture treatments to help you quit smoking:

There Is A Specific Acupuncture Point In Your Body To Stop Smoking

Also called ‘Tim Mee’, this point is located on the inside of your arm, a fingers width above the wrist crease. The point is stimulated only to help people stop smoking as it works by altering the taste of cigarettes.

However, your acupuncturist will most likely stimulate other target points in combination with this one to help you quit. The idea is to minimize cravings, safeguard your body’s chemical balance and facilitate healing.

Acupuncture Will Minimize Cravings But You Need To Be Willing

2Some acupuncturists offer a treatment approach that allow you to walk out as a non-smoker the same day.

The most important part through the treatment would be your willingness to quit.

If you feel that smoking helps you cope up through physical or emotional challenges, not smoking could leave you feeling vulnerable. This sounds simple but could be challenging. When you go for acupuncture to quit smoking, it is a good idea to keep your friends and family members involved. When you are not in the acupuncture clinic, keep yourself busy.

Acupuncture Is An Effective Treatment To Quit

Acupuncture helps people to quit smoking in a number of different ways. It can help minimize cravings, stop jitters, lower irritability and promote detoxification of your body. The truth is acupuncture has been used to help smokers quit for a long period of time and now there are a number of research studies that support its effectiveness as well.

If you are working hard to quit smoking and you are serious about it, head down to Acupuncture Center of Bradenton. Give me a call to schedule an appointment and explore all the ways that this alternate treatment program can help you move on!