Did you make any New Year’s resolutions to be healthier? Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to stop smoking?
Quitting smoking can be hard. Among current U.S. adult smokers, 70% report that they want to quit smoking. Millions attempt to quit every year- some successfully, and some not. Yet despite the difficulty, millions of Americans have successfully been able to stop. One option is Auricular Acupuncture, which treats points on the outer ear that have therapeutic effects elsewhere in the body.
Auricular Acupuncture can help those trying to quit smoking.
Side effects are usually minimal and decrease along with the withdrawal symptoms during the period following a person discontinuing smoking.
Patients who have undergone Acupuncture treatment have reported a reduction in liking the taste of tobacco along with a decreased desire to smoke. Also studies have demonstrated long-term success rates of up to 50 percent.
So if you, or a loved one, is thinking about making a resolution to be healthier by quitting smoking, consider Acupuncture as a way to help you stop.
Most people continue to smoke not because they want to, but because of the addictive nature of nicotine. However as with any other treatment for an addiction, Acupuncture is only helpful when the patient is motivated to quit smoking.
If you decide to try Acupuncture to help you stop smoking, plan that a series of treatments that will need to be scheduled over several weeks.
Give us a call at Fort Collins Family Acupuncture. We look forward to helping you to better health.