Do you want to quit smoking?
Quitting smoking is a very important decision. The process of giving up the addiction of cigarettes, cigars, or pipe can be very difficult. Nicotine, one of the components of tobacco, is an extremely addictive substance, and one of the reasons that quitting smoking is hard for some. The American Heart Foundation has listed nicotine as one of the hardest habits to break, rivaling such hard drugs as cocaine and heroin.
There are a number of different methods to kick the habit, including “cold turkey” (quitting suddenly), lowering the number of cigarettes smoked daily, eliminating triggers (such as alcohol or coffee) and using a psychological approach. Some smoking alternatives (such as chewing tobacco) can be equally as addictive and potentially as dangerous to the body as smoking itself.
Acupuncture is a great way to stop smoking, and become a happy non-smoker. We will talk about your history and other habits during the consultation. Most people at my office manage to quit with just one treatment. How cool is that!? That being said, the ones who have trouble with just one treatment, are in 2 groups. The first are people who are medicating anxiety with their nicotine. They will need a few treatments to reduce the anxiety, which acupuncture does nicely. The other group is the drinking alcohol daily group. They have a tougher time, however. I have seen some of them manage with one treatment independent of the alcohol use.
Everyone else will succeed with one treatment. Good news!
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