Did you know that more than 42 million adults in the United States smoke cigarettes? That’s 18% of the population of people aged 18 years and older. As a direct result of this, 16 million American suffer from a disease caused by smoking. This includes various cancers, like lung, throat, mouth, tongue, and lip cancer, as well as esophageal and stomach cancer, and kidney and bladder cancer. Smoking is also a major cause of many other deadly health problems like heart disease and emphysema.
If you or someone you know wants to make a change to improve the quality of their health, a good place to start is to cease smoking. Acupuncture is a powerful tool for assisting someone to stop smoking. I am trained to address addictions, especially nicotine addictions, by utilizing a technique promoted by The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association, (NADA). This technique consists of inserting 5 fine needles into the auricle of the ear. Patients then relax with the needles in place for about 45 minutes. I recommend that patients receive treatment 3 times a week for two weeks and then twice weekly treatments for two more weeks.
Most patients experience a decrease in cravings, changes in sensory perception as the taste and smell of cigarettes becomes intolerable. A state of deep relaxation and calm soothes the patient so that feeling of withdrawal, like fatigue and jitteriness, are easier to navigate.
If you or someone you know is ready to increase your health and well-being, please contact my office to set an appointment.