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Quit smoking with acupuncture:

 

There are many different types of smokers. How many cigarettes they smoke, what type and for how long they have been smoking are all crucial factors. Also everyone’s body metabolizes nicotine and other chemicals found in cigarettes in different ways. Finally, each smoker has a different smoking pattern, linked to how they react to affects, stress, pleasure and a whole lot of other emotions.
Using acupuncture to quit smoking is a very effective cessation method. Your course of treatment will be customized to your specific smoking patterns.

Nicotine (C10H14N2), a naturally occurring liquid alkaloid like caffeine, is a highly addictive substance. Cigarettes contain between 8 to 20 milligrams of nicotine depending on the brand. Only 1 to 2 mg is actually absorbed by your body when you smoke a cigarette.

Nicotine causes initially a rapid release of adrenaline and makes your body dump its glucose storage into the blood stream. It also promotes the release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter, in the reward pathway in the brain very much like Cocaine does.
Your brain will also make more endorphins, the natural body pain killer in response to nicotine.
It therefore reinforces your desire to smoke more because it makes you feel “at peace and “happy” afterwards.

Acupuncture will help you quit smoking by making the withdrawal symptoms, manageable and help cleanse your body of the built-up chemicals.

When you quit smoking, your body will crave for its “dose” of nicotine, and will be under a tremendous amount of stress. Acupuncture will help you go through this phases, and kick the habit.

Click on the testimonials link to learn how one of my recent patient did it.