Acupuncture to Quit Smoking
Acupuncture is a technique derived from traditional Chinese medicine that uses tiny needles to stimulate certain points on the body. For smokers, the idea is to help reduce cravings and ease withdrawal symptoms throughout the body. Although acupuncture for smoking cessation makes it easier to quit on your own, you will still need to make a strong commitment to quitting as the effect may take a few sessions to build up. Once your course of treatment is complete, you should not feel physical cravings and you may notice a rapid improvement in your respiratory health.
We have grasped a set of points, known within the practice as acupuncture points located along the meridians, which are particularly effective at helping to quit smoking. By stimulating this set of points, we improve the circulation and the ‘ying and yang’ balance, as well as promoting the flow of ‘qi’. A specific Chinese medicine formula is also used to eliminate toxins within the body and increase treatment success. A typical course of treatment requires 4 to 10 sessions, 2 to 3 sessions per week.
For more information regarding using acupuncture to stop smoking, please call your closest location (Perth clinic: 57/76 Newcastle Street (08) 9228 8828, Subiaco Clinic: 6/1 Sheen Street (08) 9380 4171). Alternatively, you can send us your queries through our online contact page.