Quit Smoking with Acupuncture

Quit Smoking with Acupuncture

By Dr. Eric Waltemate, St. Louis Acupuncture & Chiropractic

At one point I would have told anyone who had asked that acupuncture could not help people who wanted to quit smoking.  But recent research shows that people who want to can quit smoking with acupuncture.  There are Acupuncture Points that help with smoking cessation.

Studies Show that You can Quit Smoking with Acupuncture

This study from the American Journal of Medicine shows that acupuncture and hypnosis can help people quit smoking.  You can read more about it here:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22502956

Another paper shows that at 8 months and at 5 years those people who had acupuncture and wanted to quit smoking had kept their smoking habit reduced during the follow up reports.  The subjects in the study who received acupuncture found that after treatment cigarettes left a bad taste in their mouths and they had less desire to smoke.  Even five years later, they still smoked less, and many quit permanently, than the people in the no treatment group.  The abstract of the paper is here:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11676576

So, you can see that acupuncture can help those who are interested in quitting smoking.  Acupuncture points to help people stop smoking are found on the ear and on the wrist.  The treatment is quite painless and produces results rather quickly.  Our patients state that they feel more relaxed and calm after their sessions.

Chinese Herbal Medicine can be given to help with the process.  These herbs help with the cravings and help heal the damage that years of smoking do to the lungs, mouth, and throat.  The herbs are the treatment between treatments.

While not a magic bullet, acupuncture and herbal medicine might be able to help you quit smoking when other methods have fallen short.

We can Help You Quit Smoking with Acupuncture

If you’re looking to quit smoking with acupuncture therapy, I’d love to help. Call me at (314) 569-0057 or e-mail me at eric_waltemate@stlouisacupuncture.net

Quit Smoking with Acupuncture

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