1. Acupuncture Is Very Effective To Help Stop Smoking.
In a recent study, “Alternative Smoking Cessation Aids: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials,” researchers gathered data from 14 different studies to see which alternative techniques helped patients stop smoking. The acupuncture studies examined 823 different patients. The researchers concluded that both acupuncture and hypnotherapy may help patients quit smoking.
Acupuncture stops jitters, curbs cravings, lessens irritability and restlessness, increases relaxation and helps detoxify the body. It can also restore balance in your constitution and jumpstart the healing process.
2. Acupuncture Can Reduce Cravings, But It Can’t Change Habits.
Physical cravings are only one aspect of cigarette addiction. Many times, the habit of smoking is harder to stop than the physical addiction.
If smoking is part of a daily ritual, not smoking can make your day feel “off.” All of this is normal and challenging. Get rid of the ashtrays, re-arrange your favorite smoking areas to make them smoker unfriendly, get your car detailed and make it smoke free, tell your friends, family and co-workers your quit date. Recruit the smokers closest to you to quit with you.
Use all the support systems you have available. Get help from family and friends. Join a support group. Exercise. Find new smoke-free activities.
Stopping a smoking addiction requires support—physically, emotionally and socially.
3. Supplements Can Help With Cravings.
Smoking, like sugar, raises serotonin levels (one reasons why those who quit smoking gain weight). Serotonin building blocks like 5-HTP help support serotonin levels. We offer pharmaceutical grade 5-HTP sources tailored to your needs.