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is acupuncture effective for smoking cessation?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Yes it could: By using ear loop points to that and other points done by some body how know what he is dong, it harmless way for quitting smoking, but the most important point in whole deal it is you , do you want to stop smoking?
Dr. Christian Mayaud
Hospital-based practice 35 years experience
Acupuncture, hypnosis, etc can be very effective SHORT-TERM ... however, their effects, when used in isolation, wears off and most are back smoking by month 3 UNLESS they persevere with a "complete program" where you fully realize your own personal smoking triggers and learn to deal with them long term.
Dec 31, 2014
Dr. Christian Mayaud
Hospital-based practice 35 years experience
Acupuncture, hypnosis, etc can be very effective SHORT-TERM ... however, their effects, when used in isolation, wears off and most are back smoking by month 3 UNLESS they persevere with a "complete program" where you fully realize your own personal smoking triggers and learn to deal with them long term.
Dec 31, 2014
Dr. Christian Mayaud
Hospital-based practice 35 years experience
Acupuncture, hypnosis, etc can be very effective SHORT-TERM ... however, their effects, when used in isolation, wears off and most are back smoking by month 3 UNLESS they persevere with a "complete program" where you fully realize your own personal smoking triggers and learn to deal with them long term.
Dec 31, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: Using auricular (ear) acupuncture for smoking cessation is remarkably effective. Small gold asp (acupuncture semipermanent) needles are placed in the ear where they remain for one to 7 days. Appying small plasters keeps them in longer. My patients report no cravings while the needles are in place.
Dr. Susan Woods
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Not best but try all: If you thinking about quitting and looking for help, good news. Your motivation will get you there. The best treatments - shown by research - are coaching combined with treatment for withdrawal (nicotine meds, other meds). But some people quit on their own, some with acupuncture. Goal: get through the day, then a week, repeat. http://smokefree.gov/explore-quit-methods-no-js#most-effective

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Can accupuncture fore smoking cessation really work?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: Oh my gosh- it is very beneficial for cutting out cravings to smoke. There is an auricular (ear) p rotocol specific for smoking cessation.

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