Addiction to Nicotine

Acupuncture is often a court-mandated treatment for nicotine addicts because of its ability to reduce cravings and alleviate withdrawal symptoms such as irritability, anxiety, and difficulty concentrating.

Addiction to Nicotine

 

Stop smoking with acupuncture.

Acupuncture for smoking is found to be very effective for candidates who are serious about quitting.

Acupuncture treatments reduce cravings and remove withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, irritability, and struggle in concentration; all symptoms that people commonly complain about when they quit smoking. It also aids in relaxation and detoxification.  Treatments take all of your symptoms into account and balance the energy in the body to optimize the health.

The most common symptoms you will experience once you quit smoking are:
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Anxiety
  • Increase in craving and appetite
  • Headaches
  • Restlessness
  • Poor sleep
  • Nervousness
Acupuncture works extremely well for smoke cessation, as it is aimed at balancing the energy in your body. This optimizes health and allows cigarette smokers to control their cravings and alleviate the symptoms of nicotine deprivation.

What is Acupuncture?

Extremely fine acupuncture needles are inserted into powerful acupuncture points on your body and face to stimulate and balance energy (qi) flow depending on your constitution. All acupuncture energy lines called meridians begin or end on the face and therefore any imbalance within your internal energy system can have an effect on your facial appearance. Needles are inserted into your arms, legs, trunk, and face using gentle pain-free techniques to ensure you have the most comfortable acupuncture experience. Many people feel deeply relaxed during an acupuncture treatment due to the effect acupuncture has on the hormonal system and therefore increasing relaxing hormones such as serotonin.

What will your initial Acupuncture treatment involve?

Your initial acupuncture treatment will be an extended 1 ½ hour treatment where your overall health will be examined to find imbalances in your yin and yang energy systems followed by a comprehensive acupuncture treatment. You will be asked questions about all aspects of your health and your tongue and pulse will be observed for a Chinese medicine diagnosis to be established. Acupuncture needles will be inserted into body acupuncture points to rebalance your energy followed by local facial acupuncture points to focus on your area of concern. After the acupuncture needles are removed and disposed of, dermal techniques are used such as gua sha (Chinese spooning), jade roller and massage which have an action of invigorating blood flow to the area. It’s recommended that you relax after your treatment, so organize times where you can take it easy and enjoy your feeling of balance for the rest of the day.

How many Acupuncture treatments will you need?

The best results are achieved over a course of 12 acupuncture treatments once or twice per week. After the initial treatment, you will notice healthy improvement, however by the seventh treatment, the results will be obvious and longer lasting.
 

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