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Acupuncture for Addiction (smoking) -

AcuSpa Serves the Greater Orlando Area

More and more smokers are considering acupuncture as an approach to smoking cessation. Acupuncture is known to reduce cravings and to alleviate symptoms associated with withdrawal such as irritability, anxiety and food cravings. Acupuncture also helps to detoxify the body from nicotine and stimulates repair and healing of organs.

Most smokers are aware of the health dangers associated with smoking such as COPD (emphysema, bronchitis and asthma,) cancer, cardiovascular diseases such as stroke, heart attack and high blood pressure, as well as an increase in the frequency of colds and flu. 70% of smokers in the US claim that they want to quit smoking. Statistics show that many smokers will try multiple times to quit before they are successful.

There are endless reasons to quit smoking. How is acupuncture so successful in breaking the addiction to cigarettes? Will power, a necessary element in smoking cessation, is strengthened through acupuncture treatments. In Oriental medicine, will power is said to reside in the kidneys. In addition, the decision to quit smoking can be strengthened with acupuncture by treating the gallbladder which, according to Oriental Medical theory, controls the capacity to make decisions.

Acupuncture treatments take all of your symptoms into account. You may be prescribed herbs or teas to help with cravings and other withdrawal symptoms. In addition, your acupuncturist may recommend lifestyle and dietary changes to assist in the smoking cessation process.

Acupuncture for smoking cessation is used to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with smoking cessation. Acupuncture helps us achieve balance and control, comfort and focus, and joy in living. We have a lot of potential in our bodies but at times it can be misguided. The needles are very slender. They are about the thickness of two human hairs. Treatments are always carried out with sterile and disposable needles. They are used once and then discarded. All needles are approved by the FDA. Most insertions are just beneath the skin`s surface which enables the skilled acupuncture practitioner to place a needle with little or no sensation. We have great success in helping clients apply acupuncture to help with their smoking cessation.

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