Acupuncture to stop smoking and other addictions.
Acupuncture is used as the primary mode of treatment in the most successful detoxification program in the United States for drug, alcohol, and nicotine addictions. Researchers in Norway reported: "Smokers who want to kick the habit can indeed find success with the help of acupuncture (Reuters Health)."
Dr. Schwan has developed unique treatment formulas to stop smoking. Treatment includes traditional ear therapy with additional body acupuncture points to enhance the effectiveness of ear acupuncture for those highly resistant patients.
Just one pack a day leads to an average cost of $120 per month or almost $1500 per year. And that doesn't include the enormous cost of later health problems. Are you ready to quit?
How does acupuncture help you stop smoking?
Acupuncture can detoxify the body of nicotine. Researchers have confirmed that smokers develop higher levels of nicotine-induced endorphins, and acupuncture stimulates the nervous system naturally to regulate the amount of endorphins in the body and helps clear away nicotine buildup. Unlike the patch, acupuncture actually rids the body of nicotine instead of adding more to it.
Acupuncture works in addiction therapy because it stimulates the release of endorphins which is the same 'pleasure chemical' stimulated by addictive substances such as nicotine or alcohol. This aids in decreasing cravings.
In addition to the traditional acupuncture treatment, Dr. Schwan performs a computerized diagnostic evaluation of all the main meridians. In this way a total evaluation of the patient can be made and underlying problems that may be contributing to the addictions can simultaneously be addressed.
It is important to select an experienced acupuncture specialist. It is necessary that you attend a specialist who is specifically trained in smoking/addiction cessation treatment. Try to find a well-known and established acupuncture clinic skilled in addiction therapy so that you are comfortable with the service provided. Dr. Schwan has performed hundreds of addiction-related acupuncture treatments and supportive care.
How many treatments will I need?
Best results are obtained with eight, one-hour sessions over a four week period. Of course, the number of treatments depends on how many years and how heavily you smoke. It takes two weeks without ANY cigarettes to rid your body of the nicotine receptors that signal the cravings. Based on Dr. Schwan's years of experience, after four weeks 90% of people find the taste of cigarettes and second-hand smoke begin to taste and smell awful and they lose their cravings for it.
Cost Savings for acupuncture to stop smoking
Cost savings in not buying cigarettes is substantial. Just one cigarette in the morning, a couple more at break and lunch..after dinner..a couple before bed.... is a one-pack-a-day habit.
That averages about $120 a month or nearly $1500 a year!
And that doesn't include the enormous cost of later health problems.
Governments are constantly increasing "sin taxes" on cigarettes promising to spiral the cost of a pack ever higher.
Polls show that 70% of smokers want to quit. Are you ready to quit?