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Acupuncture for Nicotine Addiction

Struggling with Nicotine addiction?

Acupuncture can help! Despite the well-researched facts regarding the negative effects of tobacco, people continue to use tobacco products because of the addictive nature of nicotine. Acupuncture has been shown to have great success with treating the full range of addictions and addictive behavior and has been proven to be especially useful and successful in helping people stop using tobacco.


Acupuncture works to adjust cravings by balancing brain chemistry and helping to heal the physical damage the body undergoes from using tobacco products. There are many recognized protocols to help people with nicotine addiction; many use ears points alone or along with other body points to help balance a person’s overall constitution. For example, in the NADA technique, fine needles are inserted into a set of five acupuncture points on the ear. Herbal medicine is frequently combined with acupuncture to control cravings and withdrawal symptoms; taking Chinese herbs throughout the day can help support the detoxification process and reduce relapses. In addition to curbing cravings and eliminating jitters, acupuncture can treat stress, irritability and restlessness, anxiety, headaches, and dry mouth. It helps to promote relaxation, detoxification, and tissue repair.


Acupuncture, the most well-known traditional Chinese medical procedure, is the practice of inserting thin needles into the body at specific points to relieve pain or treat a disease. Acupuncture triggers spontaneous healing reactions in the body, and scientific studies have proven its efficacy for treating inflammation, pain, depression, and a host of other disorders.

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