Although many people have quit smoking using acupuncture it's important to state that acupuncture is not some sort of 'silver bullet' that you can use regardless of your own desires. There is no acupuncture point that, when activated, will suddenly stop you smoking even if have no inclination to do so. That's not how acupuncture works.
Smoking is an extremely addictive habit. It's addictive both physically and psychologically. Acupuncture will certainly help you to quit if that's what you want to do. But if you don't actually want to quit, or are attending unwillingly because you've been pressured by family or doctor, then all the acupuncture in the world won't help you.
To quit smoking you need to alter habits and lifestyle, and this is where acupuncture can help in a variety of ways. Acupuncture can help to change the way cigarettes taste to you, it can help to relax you to take away the stress that causes you to reach for a cigarette, and it can help to reduce cravings. It can also reduce withdrawal symptoms such as irritability, anxiety and difficulty concentrating. Coupled with herbal therapy it can assist with reducing your need or desire to smoke and can help you stay on course towards your goal of giving up smoking and stopping for good. Studies suggest that quitters who use acupuncture are twice as likely to stay stopped as those who don't.
In summary, people who are motivated to quit smoking can be helped substantially by acupuncture and herbal therapy. Each case needs to be discussed individually so that we can tailor treatment to your needs.
Please call our clinic on 01895 622288 to discuss how to stop smoking.