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Acupuncture: A Traditional Method To Quit Smoking

Dec 25, 2007
Acupuncture is a very ancient Chinese form of medical treatment where it involves penetrating or puncturing various yet specific points of the body with long, fine needles to release fluids and to relieve pain. The needles may either be hot or cold and may vary in length, usually from one to ten inches long. They are made out of gold, silver, iron or steel. It was developed in around 2700 B.C. by Chinese surgeons in curing any inflammatory ailment.

This form of treatment is basically on the idea of maintaining the balance of the vital principles of yin and yang in the body. It was contended that yin and yang were stored in specific points and puncture of these points will remove any obstruction in the flow of energy or "chi" along the meridian lines of the body.

Acupuncture stop smoking programs has been regarded as one of the very effective ways in helping the individual to quit smoking. Before resorting to this stop smoking program, it is very important for you to find a licensed acupuncturist. You can try checking out the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) for more information. More so, your general physician could refer you to an experienced acupuncturist. It is also vital that you ask for references on previous cases should you have already chosen your acupuncturist.

Just like any doctor, an acupuncturist will then ask you varied questions about your condition so it is also necessary that you be perfectly honest and cooperative with him. He will try to view your condition as a whole including any medical complications you may be experiencing, medical history or any prescriptions you may be taking. He will not only be concerned about your medical background but also on your behavior, lifestyle, preferences and the like. Based on these inquiries, he will then finalize his analysis on your condition and schedule you into sessions as you need them.

A good acupuncturist will always let you in on the progress you are making. He will keep you informed on the results each session would have on you. Your sessions may be on for a few days or would continue on for a couple of weeks or so.

Usually, the ears are the main points for acupuncture. It is painless and for some people, they find it rather soothing. The needles to be used are decontaminated for any impurities. So this process is safe and effective as long as useful and decontaminated needles are prepared for use in each session. An acupuncture stop smoking program is effective in reducing a smoker's craving for nicotine and could also aid in the reduction of his level of withdrawal symptoms. Nicotine is a very addictive drug which can be found in tobacco. Withdrawal symptoms usually include anxieties, bad moods, depressions and even, uncontrollable rage. Acupuncture can help reduce these spells if properly administered.

While acupuncture is an ancient and traditional form of medicine, it can also be substituted with laser therapy. It embodies the same principle as acupuncture only the needles are replaced by a low-level laser. Whatever your preference, it is important that you consult your doctor first since he is the right person to assess your health condition.
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