Acupuncture to Stop Smoking – Houston, Texas

Acupuncture is becoming increasingly popular as a smoking cessation tool. Although it’s common to use acupuncture to stop smoking as a primary treatment method, many smokers don’t realize that acupuncture can also alleviate many addiction withdrawal symptoms, such as anxiety, irritability and difficulty with concentration. Our acupuncture treatments can help you to break your smoking addiction as painlessly and conveniently as possible.

How Acupuncture Can Stop Smoking Addictions

Contact Us Now About Acupuncture for Stop-SmokingAcupuncture is a holistic stop smoking tool, as it reduces your desire to smoke while calming the withdrawal symptoms you may feel as you break the addiction itself. Our acupuncturists aim to optimize your health, balance your body’s energy and detoxify your vital systems, reducing restlessness, irritability, cravings and jitters. According to a study conducted by Norway’s University of Oslo, acupuncture significantly reduces the urge to smoke in treated patients up to five years after an initial acupuncture treatment. The study also indicated that cigarettes tasted much worse following the acupuncture treatment.

How Are Acupuncture Stop Smoking Treatments Applied?

Acupuncture smoking cessation treatments are applied using hair-thin needles that are gently inserted into specific points on the body and ears. Your acupuncturist may also tape small pellets to certain points on your ears. When you press on the pellets in between your treatments, your mind will relax and your craving will be reduced. In some cases, ear press needles are applied in lieu of the silver pellets to help with cravings in between acupuncture treatment sessions. Although your exact treatment schedule will be determined at your consultation, typical acupuncture and stop smoking treatments are usually applied one to two times each week, with sessions lasting between 5 and 30 minutes. Although stop smoking acupuncture treatments won’t guarantee your success, many patients find them to be a great asset in their battle against nicotine addiction.

Stop Smoking Acupuncture Points

Our acupuncturists will focus on several points on the body and ears during your treatment process. These points relate directly to certain organs and energy pathways within your body that are related to smoking addictions. Some of the ear points include:

  • Kidney
  • Lung Lower
  • Lung Upper
  • Hunger or Mouth
  • Sympathetic
  • Shenmen

Body points include:

  • Tim Mee, a very important point for those quitting smoking located on your wrist between Lieque and Yangxi.
  • The Four Gate Points, which are used to calm your nerves and circulate energy through the body.

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