When our Chi, or Center of Energy, becomes stagnant or stuck in our body, it often manifests itself as feelings of anxiety, tension, anger, and grief. When you smoke, it's usually just a distraction from other feelings. In turn, your brain programs itself; reaching for a cigarette will calm your mind. Acupuncture helps unblock this stuck energy and helps restore chi and balance, making it easier to stop smoking.
Quitting smoking is no small task, but you can do it. And we will be here to support you every step of the way, with the physical as well as the emotional symptoms. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs, along with our ongoing support, is a winning combination to help you reach your goals.
Acupuncture for Smoking Cessation
Acupuncture for smoking cessation works by stimulating your liver function, increasing its energy back to a more normal level, and easing your tobacco withdrawal symptoms.
• Curbs cravings
• Lessens irritability and restlessness
• Increases relaxation
• Helps detoxify the body
When a smoker attempts to quit, they experience tobacco withdrawal symptoms such as:
• Poor concentration
These symptoms are produced by nicotine withdrawal on their liver function. The liver of a smoker has become used to the stimulation of tobacco, which has substituted a part of the liver's own energy and resulted in the liver having less energy.
Between cigarettes, the level of tobacco in a smoker's bloodstream falls, meaning the liver doesn't have enough energy to function correctly. This causes the withdrawal symptoms we mentioned above and leads to feelings of addiction.
Studies have found that acupuncture treatments can also alter how pleasurable smokers find the taste of cigarettes, helping to discourage smoking.
As the healing process starts, acupuncture also helps physically remove tar and nicotine residue from the body. This allows the lungs to feel lighter, the voice less gravely, helps stop coughing, improves digestion, and restores balance.
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Acupuncture points on your ears, in particular, seem to boost brain chemicals that help curb your desire to smoke.
Small pellets are taped to acupuncture points on the ear in between treatments. When a cigarette craving hits, gently pressing on the pellet or holding your magnet close to the tack stimulates the acupuncture points to calm the mind and eliminate the cravings.
Acupuncture can help you manage your cravings, but it's just one element in the process. What acupuncture can do is support you the whole way by focusing on points that calm cravings, with any emotional and physical issues that develop, like a cough development as your lungs expel years of accumulated gunk.
Weight gain is also less of a problem when acupuncture is used because the Acupuncture points that reduce the craving for tobacco also help control the craving for food.