Acupuncture/Auriculotherapy for Smoking Cessation
Congratulations on making a choice to quit smoking. Studies have shown that “adequate acupuncture treatment may help motivated smokers to reduce their smoking, or even quit smoking completely, and the effect may last for at least 5 years. Acupuncture may affect the subjects’ smoking by reducing their taste of tobacco and their desire to smoke. Different acupoints have different effects on smoking cessation.” (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11676576)
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient art of therapy that originated in China 5,000 years ago where a doctor places fine, sterile needles at specific acupoints in the body to enhance recuperative power, immunity and physical and emotional health. It also can improve overall function and well-being. It is a safe, painless, and effective way to support a wide variety of medical problems.
What is Auriculotherapy?
Auriculotherapy AKA auricular therapy uses acupuncture points that focus on the ear. Besides using acupuncture needles during treatment, ear seeds or seed beads can be placed on points for a week at a time to support cravings.
How to prepare for my first visit
It is recommended to be smoke-free for 24 hours before starting care to confirm your commitment to wanted to quit. Wear comfortable clothes for your appointment if possible. Appointments are 45 minutes for the first appointment and 3 minutes for future visits.