Acupuncture involves using hair thin needles inserted at points in the body called acupuncture points to elicit a desired therapeutic effect. It originated in China and is still being widely practiced there for many thousands of years to treat a wider range of health conditions. Acupuncture is not as painful as it seems especially when performed by a licensed and experienced acupuncturist. In fact, it elicits a relaxing and calming effect on the mind and body as soon as the treatment takes effect. Smokers who want to quit naturally should try acupuncture to quit smoking in Fort Lauderdale to help them get out of this nasty habit.
To get help from tobacco addiction, be sure to look for and be treated by a licensed and experienced acupuncturist who can clearly assess your health and health problems and therefore apply the right medical treatment for you. Acupuncture for smoking cessation usually treats acupuncture points on the ear cartilage. The needles to be used need to be sterile to prevent infection. The needles are as thin as human hair, non-hollow, disposable and made of stainless steel. They generate a kind of bioelectrical effect that stimulates nerves in a therapeutic way. Before the needling process begins, the acupuncturist will need to query you regarding your lifestyle, behavior and health. The information you give the acupuncturist will determine the number of treatment sessions needed to treat your smoking habit.
Besides the ear the needles can also be applied on the wrist and hands of the smoker. The needles are allowed to remain in the skin for 30 to 45 minutes. They stimulate a tranquil relaxing feeling on the body essentially lessening the cigarette smoking cravings. Oftentimes, herbal treatments are given in combination with stop smoking acupuncture to speed up the treatment. Herbs such as clove oil or wintergreen are quite effective in neutralizing tobacco cravings. As the sessions continue, the acupuncturist will update you on the progress you’re making in the battle with tobacco addiction. Depending on the patient, the treatment can make one stop smoking in just a few sessions or with several sessions more.
When the treatment takes effect, the smell of the cigarette and its smoke may start to smell unpleasant to the patient and may be enough for him or her to stop smoking altogether. Also, the treatment can help one easily manage the nicotine withdrawal phase. Acupuncture neutralizes the anxiety, depression and cravings and other symptoms that come with nicotine withdrawal. Furthermore, acupuncture removes the toxins that decongest the lungs and betters the patient’s blood circulation.
If you really want to stop smoking, acupuncture is the best treatment possible for it. Rather than just being a New Year’s resolution to break, acupuncture can help quitting smoking become a permanent reality for you.