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Quit Smoking With Acupuncture Treatment

| July 29, 2012

Even though it is well known that smoking is bad for our health as well as for the health of the people around you, people still find it incredibly hard to quit. They may have tried many forms such as nicotine patches or even gone for counseling but still find it hard to quit smoking.

Auricular acupuncture, the combination of centuries old form of Chinese treatment combined with half a century of European research, is an option that can help people quit smoking.

Originating in France, Auricular acupuncture is the use of acupuncture focusing on the area of the ear. Either fine needles or a laser is used to stimulate specific points of the outer and inner ear. This is a completely pain free form of treatment.

This treatment works by stimulating the body to release endorphins that are the body’s own form of natural painkillers. When a person is smoking regularly they will have a higher level of endorphins in their blood stream. Therefore when a person is quitting smoking the level of endorphins will drop. To maintain the balance, acupuncture is used, thereby preventing the level of endorphins in the person blood stream from reducing.

Auricular acupuncture also makes the patient feel calm and relaxed, thereby reducing the amount of stress in his or her life. This also helps the person to quit smoking as the withdrawal systems of anxiousness, stress and restlessness can be treated via acupuncture.

If you are interested in getting auricular acupuncture treatment to quit smoking you will need to go to a trained acupuncturist. Always choose someone with a credible reputation, good qualifications and experience.

To design an effective method of treatment, the patient will have to be fully assessed. The patient will also be check for laterality dysfunction. Laterality when there is good interaction between the left and right hemispheres of the brain. A variety of reasons, such as lifestyle choices and childhood problem can cause a dysfunction of interaction between the two hemispheres. Research proves that treatment to restore the balance between the left and right hemispheres of the brain is one of the most successful methods to quit smoking. Once the patient is fully assessed, the relevant treatment can begin.

It is important for the patient to know about the treatment that is being carried out. Therefore a good practitioner will always be ready to answer your questions and make sure you understand what is happening. If you want to quit smoking you will need to do some work as well, such as avoiding places and situations that will tempt you to smoke and trying to stay away from smoking for as long as possible.

Auricular Acupuncture has successfully helped many people to quit smoking. This pain free treatment is a great, cost effective method that uses acupuncture to quit smoking.

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Category: Acupuncture

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