Acupuncture is a renowned method of treatment for treating smoking addiction. Smoking is a strong, complicated addiction. It includes the physical addiction to nicotine, the habit of smoking and the emotional attachment. When you make the decision to stop smoking you need the best tools to help you with both the physical and emotional symptoms.
It is estimated that most smokers will attempt to quit two or three times before finally kicking the habit. When conventional methods to quit smoking fail, smokers will look outside mainstream approaches and turn to alternative medicine. Acupuncture is a highly effective treatment to help quit smoking especially for those who had been unsuccessful with other methods in the past.
The most common withdrawal effects of quitting smoking include jitters, cravings, irritability, stress and restlessness. Acupuncture treatments take a holistic approach, meaning it takes all of your symptoms into account, and treats the root cause of the issues to bring your body back into balance.
In a study conducted at the University of Oslo, Norway, acupuncture was found to significantly reduce the desire to smoke up to five years after the initial treatment. Subjects of the study also reported that cigarettes and tobacco tasted worse than before treatments. (He et al, 2001).
Acupuncture is a technique derived from traditional Chinese medicine that uses tiny needles to stimulate certain points on the body. It can help with quitting smoking by calming jitters, curbing cravings, increasing relaxation and helping to detoxify the body.
Acupressure ( therapeutic Chinese massage) and herbs are often combined with acupuncture. Herbs can help with cravings, detoxification and irritability. Your acupuncturist will discuss about the best options to help you curb cravings and quit for good.
Care Cure are Irelands leading TCM specialists. We have clinics in the Merrion Shopping Center, Dublin 4 and 52 Georges St Lwr, Dun Laoghaire. We offer a free consultations and TCM diagnosis. Please get in touch if you think we may be able to help you with the process of quitting the habit.