Smoking is one of the most difficult habits that a person can try to break. This is because the addiction to nicotine is only part of the problem. A large part of the habit is psychological, not just physical. Because of this, it is one of the most difficult things to quit doing. One way that you can increase your chances of success is by adding acupuncture to your treatment plan. Here’s how it works and can help you.
Smokers who are already very motivated to quit are the most likely to have success with acupuncture. If you are quitting for the wrong reasons and don’t really want to quit smoking, it may not be successful for you. However, a study done by the National Institute of Health found that smokers who were very motivated to quit either decreased their cigarette habit significantly or quit altogether using just acupuncture treatment.
A Complementary Therapy
For most people, acupuncture alone will not be enough to help you quit smoking. However, adding acupuncture to your treatment plan could be beneficial. Acupuncture, among other things, helps to reduce stress, which in turn reduces the desire to smoke. Getting acupuncture once or twice a week in addition to your other plans to quit smoking could be the tip over the edge you need to be successful.
How It Works
Acupuncture is all about helping the body be in harmony and balance. When you smoke, you are putting your body out of balance because the nicotine and other chemicals in cigarettes are harmful to the body. Acupuncture puts your body back into balance, which can actually decrease the desire to smoke.
If you are interested in trying acupuncture as part of your smoking cessation plans, contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.