CHEN'S Traditional Chinese medicine clinic -

Acupuncture Quit Smoking Program
At Chen's Chinese Medicine Acupuncture Clinic we use acupuncture as the main treatment to help people willing to quit smoking.
How does acupuncture help stop smoking
Acupuncture uses needles on the acupuncture points which located on the ear and body. It causes the body to release natural chemicals such as endorphins. Endorphins can help reduce nicotine craving and relieve withdrawal symptoms. Many of clients report a calming relaxing feeling following a acupuncture smoking cessation treatment.
In addition to stimulating an endorphin release, acupuncture also stimulates the body's natural ability to detoxify the nicotine, getting the ex-smoker through the nicotine withdrawal more quickly.
Which acupuncture points are used for quitting smoking?
            Ear points: Ear Shenmen, Mouth, Lung, Sympathetic,External nose,Adrenal,etc;
            Body points: HT7, PC7,LI4, Tianmi, etc;
How many sessions do I need acupuncture for quitting smoking?
Generally from 4 to 6 sessions. Each session last for 20 to 30 minutes

Does acupuncture hurt?
No. Actually during the treatment you may not feel anything. Sometime you may feel a slightly warm sensation on a specific point but definitely no pain at all.
Other Treatment that may help quit smoking
Ear seeds/needles

In your acupuncture treatment, you may receive ear seeds. These seeds are held in place on the ear with a small piece of adhesive tape, and are located on specific points in your ear which help reduce anxiety and stress, calm the mind, cleanse the lungs, open the chest, reduce the appetite, and strengthen will power. When a craving occurs, rub each of the ear seeds for approximately 15-30 seconds. Rubbing them throughout the day will help fortify and support your acupuncture treatments.
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