When you make the decision to quit smoking, it can be difficult to choose the right method for you. Most doctors no longer recommend that you quit cold turkey. There are a lot of different options for smoking cessation assistance. If you don’t want to try the medications used for smoking cessation, or if you are unable to use other tools like patches and lozenges, you might turn to alternative medicine to help you quit smoking. Acupuncture is one of the best methods of quitting smoking. Here are three reasons to try it.
Helps with Cravings
Although acupuncture isn’t going to help you quit on its own, using acupuncture as part of your smoking cessation program can really help with the cravings. If you get acupuncture twice a week or more, you could be able to hold off the cravings for a cigarette long enough for your body to start to recover from the nicotine addiction.
Soothes the Nerves
Acupuncture can also help you quit smoking by soothing the nerves and making you feel less irritable. If you feel really frazzled and stressed out while trying to quit smoking, it can be enough to drive you back to the store for a pack of cigarettes. Instead, drive over to your acupuncturist so that they can help you feel more normal again.
Clinically Proven to Help
Acupuncture is clinically proven to help people stop smoking. Studies show that people who are committed to quitting smoking who use acupuncture are more successful than people who quit using other means alone.
If you are interested in trying acupuncture to quit smoking, we can help. Contact us today for more information or to schedule your initial appointment.