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Quit Smoking with Acupuncture

Smoking Cessation

Tobacco is one of the most highly addictive substances. Quitting tobacco, whether smoking, vaping or chewing, is never an easy process. You may be surprised to hear acupuncture can help you quit smoking.

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years as a holistic approach to health. The desire to quit must still come from the individual. The patient must be ready to make that change, which may be more difficult than the physical nicotine addiction. Acupuncture helps with nicotine withdrawal, and the other side effects like irritability and insomnia. It is important to look at the reason they are smoking- it may be a habit they picked up from their parents at a young age, or they may use tobacco to deal with anxiety or stress.

Acupuncture treatment consists of the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) protocol, which includes 5 points in each ear. Wrist and/or other body points may also be used. The needles are thin, single use and often painless. At Huron Point Acupuncture, each treatment takes about 45 minutes. Many patients only need a few visits treatments. The cost for smoking cessation acupuncture is affordable at only $35 per visit.

Patients will often have less cravings, have reported that cigarettes no longer taste good, and that they can't stand the smell of cigarettes.

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There are many other valuable resources available locally to improve your chances of quitting. McLaren Hospital offers smoking cessation counseling or call the Michigan Quit Line at 1-800-QUITNOW (800-784-8669). Hypnosis is a great non pharmaceutical option. Guided meditation may be beneficial, classes are held at Happy Dog Yoga Studio or the Blue Water YMCA, or use an app such as Headspace. Enlist your family and friends as a support system.

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