Want to quit Smoking? Acupuncture Can Help You With Carvings!
Acupuncture, herbs and hypnotherapy, may not be as well-known as nicotine patches or gum. But they all offer relief; especially in the acute phase of withdrawal when you’re wrestling with fatigue, irritability and gnawing cravings. Jaime Starkey, LAc explains that when it comes to helping smokers quit, acupuncture pressure points in the ears are especially effective in suppressing cravings. This technique allows patients to self-treat by applying pressure to points on the ear to help temper the urge to smoke. Studies on acupuncture in my own practice, I’ve seen a great many patients who used acupuncture successfully for tobacco cessation. Acupuncture works to address the physical withdrawal symptoms; Chinese herbs, which are customized by an herbalist for each patient to decrease urges and to help with withdrawal symptoms. The goal of acupuncture is to help curb any cravings you have for the nicotine itself. However you choose to find help, whether through a tobacco cessation program, acupuncture, herbs, hypnotherapy or a combination of methods, it’s all worthwhile because quitting smoking is the single most healthy change you can make for your overall well-being.
Read the full article here: https://health.clevelandclinic.org/2014/10/want-to-quit-smoking-acupuncture-can-help-you-with-cravings/