Why Stop Smoking?
Smoking refers to the process of inhaling a smoked substance. Smoking is said to be addictive and have adverse effects. The continual act of smoking can lead to serious illnesses such as: bronchitis, lung cancer, and emphasyema.
Facts about Smoking
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 20 percent of adults over the age 18 in the United States smoke cigarettes. The most common causes of illness among smokers are cardiovascular diseases, tobacco-related cancers and respiratory diseases.
Most ex-smokers have tried to quit an average of two to three times before they were successful. Smoking withdrawal symptoms usually peak at three days before beginning to subside.
Symptoms of Quiting Smoking
- Nicotine Cravings
- Increased Appetite
Acupuncture to Quit Smoking
Acupuncture effectively treats the symptoms many people experience when they attempt to stop smoking, If you feel its time to finally kick the habit, but do not have the willpower, consider acupuncture treatment for smoking cessation.
Acupuncture treats the organs and energetic pathways associated with smoking to enhance overall health. Reduced cold and flu occurrence and decreased risk of pneumonia and bronchitis are some of the benefits of acupuncture for smoking cessation.
In as few as five treatments, acupuncture can aid in curbing your nicotine addiction. Kicking the habit with acupuncture can improve quality of life. Your breath smells better, your sense of smell returns, everyday activities no longer leave you out of breath, stained teeth get whiter, and yellow fingers and fingernails disappear.
Acupuncture Vs Western Medicine
As a primary or complementary therapy for smoking cessation, acupuncture is a natural, drug-free way to stop smoking and stay nicotine-free. Acupuncture treatment for smoking cessation can safely be combined with conventional pharmaceutical aids, such as patches or gum.
Acupuncture can lower blood pressure, improve circulation, ease breathing, and detoxify the body. Acupuncture for smoking cessation selects ear and body acupoints which clear the lungs and produce a calming effect which eases cravings and other symptoms.
Your acupuncture physician may recommend Chinese herbs, diet modification and exercise in addition to acupuncture to aid in breaking your psychological and physical addictions to smoking.