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Smoking Cessation with Acupuncture  

Acupuncture treatment

Acupuncture is a popular, well researched method to help smoking cessation. It is very effective because of its ability to reduce cravings and alleviate withdrawal symptoms such as irritability, anxiety, stress and difficulty concentrating. Acupuncture also helps the body detoxify and repair after quitting smoking.

Why Should You Quit Smoking?

There are approximately 4000 documented toxins contained in cigarettes including 43 known cancer-causing (carcinogenic) compounds. These include nicotine, tar and carbon monoxide, as well as formaldehyde, ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, arsenic and DDT. According to the CDC, tobacco is the cause of 443,000 premature deaths each year, and is associated with lung cancer, high blood pressure, shortness of breath, and increased frequency of colds and flu.

Homeopathic Approaches to Smoking Cessation

smokingSmoking cessation is one of the top New Year’s resolutions that people make each year. Nearly 2/3’s of smoker’s plan on quitting in the next 6 months, according to the Canadian Cancer Society. Unfortunately, quitting smoking is a difficult journey. Half of smokers attempt to quit each year, with only 11% still abstinent after a year’s time. Both conventional medicine and natural medicine have a plenitude of approaches in helping people who smoke quit for good. Quitting is always most successful when the person has a specific plan, patience, and support.