Smoking harms your health. Each of us can easily name a few examples, such as cancer, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure or problems with the respiratory system. So it’s best not to start smoking at all, since research shows that every heavy smoker tried to quit smoking at least once in his life. However, once you get into an addiction, it is difficult to overcome it, despite the existence of many methods and therapies. However, plasters, e-cigarettes, hypnosis, pharmacological treatment and many other methods do not guarantee a cure. So let’s take a look at the alternative therapy that is acupuncture.
Acupuncture is a technique widely used in Chinese traditional medicine. A qualified physician inserts thin needles (0.3 mm in diameter) made of stainless steel, silver or gold into the appropriate points on the body along the path of energy channels through which qi flows. Puncturing the points stimulates and regulates the flow of this energy, which has many positive effects, such as reducing pain or helping to fight addictions and depression. In addition, there are no negative side effects with the use of acupuncture, if the treatment was carried out by a qualified doctor with many years of practice. In Poland, you can run an office after passing the appropriate courses, but it should be remembered that after years of practice, he becomes a master in this technique. Therefore, when choosing a doctor, it is worth checking his professional experience.
How does acupuncture work in fighting nicotine addiction? Sticking the needles into the right places on the body sends impulses to the brain that reduce craving for smoking and reducing the craving for inflammation. The advantage of acupuncture is to stabilize and restore balance in the body while the body fights the addiction. People who stop smoking are exposed to significant mood swings. They must overcome the growing urge to smoke, irritability, nervousness, and excessive excitability. Puncturing the right places on the body helps to maintain well-being and reduce or sometimes completely eliminate craving for nicotine. Acupuncture also supports the body by accelerating the processes of removing harmful substances from the system. Smokers who have undergone acupuncture treatment believe that their tolerance to cigarette smoke has significantly decreased.
In order for acupuncture to work, it is necessary to completely reject cigarettes during the therapy period. The procedure is not painful, but hypersensitive people may feel discomfort. For them, a better solution may be the use of a biostimulating laser instead of classic acupuncture. For the therapy to work, it is recommended to perform from several to a dozen treatments continuously. Acupuncture can be supported with various herbal remedies that have a positive effect on the mood and additionally soothe. The patient may also be asked to self-stimulate relevant points in the home to enhance treatment.
The effectiveness of acupuncture is estimated at approx. 60%. It should be remembered that a lot also depends on the biological conditions of the patient, his willpower and determination.
Anti-smoking treatments include:
Depending on the degree of addiction to nicotine (years of active smoking), the acupuncturist will recommend special acupuncture treatments for the body and, when required, ear needles supported by herbs and diet. The entire smoking weaning cycle lasts 7 days. The first three days of treatment are critical to ultimate success.
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