Did you know you can stop smoking with Acupuncture?, Smoking is a strong addiction. It’s not only important that you want to quit, but you need a strong support team behind you. You will be dealing with physical and emotional blockades. Acupuncture is a great tool of support to help you stop smoking. At Breakthrough Wellness Center, Yoosan Lee, our acupuncturist, is well versed in this treatment. Recently, he gave me 5 facts about smoking cessation with acupuncture. 1) A recent study, “Alternative Smoking Cessation Aids: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials,” researchers gathered data from 14 different studies to see which alternative techniques helped patients stop smoking. The acupuncture studies examined 823 different patients. The researchers concluded that both acupuncture and hypnotherapy may help patients quit smoking. 2) There’s a stop smoking acupuncture point. This point is called “Tim Mee”. It is located a fingers width above the crease of your wrist on the inside of your arm. This point is solely used to stop smoking. Of course, this point won’t work alone. You need to hit the craving points, balance your diet, and give your body time to adjust. 3) Acupuncture can’t change habits. It will reduce your cravings. However, if you use smoking as a crutch, like for stress or emotional situations, you need more. This is where a great support system of friends and family come in. If you feel an emotional tide, call one of these people to use as a support, not a cigarette. 4) There’s ear points that you can stimulate at home. Ear massage is one way you can cope with cravings at home. It releases endorphins. These chemicals are natural painkillers. It also stimulates acupuncture points which help balance your Qi. To be even
more effective, Yoosan recommends you call him to learn the specific points that are best for you and your body. In some cases, He can place a small bead on the point and hold it in place with tape. When you feel a craving, you just press on the bead for relief. These beads can stay in your ear for days. 5) Using herbs for cravings. Yoosan uses herbs with his treatments, (mostly in Tea’s) that also naturally help with cravings.
If you want to see if acupuncture can help you to stop smoking, Call Breakthrough Wellness Center. 732-303-1425. Yoosan will sit down with you in a detailed free consultation. He will be happy to answer all your questions and let you know if he feels the program will work for you. You owe it to yourself to check this out if you want to stop smoking.