Many people are surprised to learn that acupuncture can be an effective tool in breaking addictions, especially addictions to cigarettes. (Acupuncture is also frequently used in detox facilities for people coming off drugs like heroin!) In fact, in a 2012 meta-analysis, researchers gathered data from 14 different studies to see which alternative techniques helped patients stop smoking. Researchers ranked acupuncture as a top choice for those seeking to kick the habit.
Acupuncture and herbal supplementation helps with smoking addiction in many ways. It stops jitters, reduces cravings, lessens irritability and restlessness, increases relaxation, and helps detoxify the body. It can also jumpstart the healing process as your body adjusts to a new, healthy way of life.
So will you never crave a cigarette again, just by having a few needles? No! We’re clear with our clients that acupuncture is not a panacea. As with all smoking remedies, you have to exert some will power. However, acupuncture puts your mind and body in the best situation to extinguish the habit once and for all. We help make quitting as easy as it can possibly be!