Smoking Cessation with Acupuncture
If a person is trying to quit smoking, chiropractic care using acupuncture can be a natural way to help them curb their craving for nicotine. While acupuncture may not be as well-known as nicotine patches or gum, it can offer relief, especially in the acute phase of withdrawal when a person is wrestling with fatigue, irritability and gnawing cravings.
Some people try acupuncture because they cannot tolerate the drugs used for tobacco cessation. Unlike prescription medications, acupuncture has no side effects. In fact, it is very common to notice side benefits like improvements in sleep or mood. Others use acupuncture as part of an overall strategy to quit.
Like many of the other conditions treated by acupuncture, the protocol for smoking cessation uses a combination of acupuncture points on both the body and ears. It involves a combination of traditional acupuncture using needles and electroacupuncture.
Dr H’Doubler has had great success with smoking cessation. After one visit many patients report a marked decrease in nicotine cravings and many also report that the cigarettes have a taste like “cardboard”.