July 31, 2009

Acupuncture To Get Rid Of Smoking Addiction

Posted in Category : Acupressure

Acupuncture is a Chinese Therapeutic Technique, which involves the insertion of fine needles into certain points called acupuncture points. Acupuncture points occur along the meridian pathway. The human body consists of twelve meridians in totality. As per the advocates of this traditional Chinese medical treatment, there flows an invisible form of energy called Qi along the meridians in the body.

Acupuncture technique has been found to have therapeutic effects and as such, it is employed to cure a variety of ailments like migraine, bowel disorders, and stress. Also, the acupuncture therapy may be unconventionally employed for certain problems like smoking and drinking.

Acupuncture technique may be instrumental in helping you quit smoking. Acupuncture treatment for the cessation of smoking is best suited for those nicotine addicts, who cannot take any other smoking cessation products on account of allergies or medical conditions. Acupuncture treatment for smoking lessens the intensity of withdrawal symptoms of smoking cessation, thereby reducing the craving for cigarettes. As a part of this technique for smoking cessation, acupuncture needles are inserted at various points on body as well as on the ears.

Quit Smoking Treatment

The acupuncture treatment for smoking cessation includes a customized or personalized treatment for the smokers. The first step to acupuncture smoking cessation treatment involves the filling of a questionnaire by the individual. This questionnaire involves questions on the person’s smoking history and behaviors and also his/her health background.

The first session of the treatment involves a detailed discussion of these questions with the respective acupuncturist, a physical check up including blood pressure and lung exam, and the methods from Traditional Chinese Medicine like observations of the tongue and taking the pulse rate. All these components for the sessions are meant to design a unique acupuncture treatment plan for individuals, based on their unique smoking patterns and state of health. No two individuals can have same acupuncture treatment.

The initial acupuncture treatment sessions serves as a clue to the acupuncturist on the patients’ specific triggers for smoking and ways to avoid them. This session doesn’t involve any acupuncture therapy and it is a step that takes you towards being a non smoker.

After the initial session, there are four subsequent sessions that involve the usage of acupuncture therapy. These four sessions are spread over two weeks with two sessions per week. Sometimes, the smokers may face difficulty undergoing these acupuncture sessions and as such, the schedule of the treatment may be modified as per the requirement of the individuals. Acupuncturists may employ certain behavioral treatment along with acupuncture for the best results.