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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Acupuncture (Definition)

Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more


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Can acupuncture help with quitting smoking? How effective is it ?

Can acupuncture help with quitting smoking? How effective is it ?

Sometimes: There are some studies that have shown acupuncture to be helpful for quitting smoking. Everybody responds differently but there is little risk in trying acupuncture with an experienced practitioner. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture affective in getting people to quit smoking?

Is acupuncture affective in getting people to quit smoking?

Check it out: The person needs to desire to quit smoking. But, yes, auricular acupuncture is remarkably helpful for smoking cessation. ...Read more

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Does accupuncture really help you quit smoking?

Does accupuncture really help you quit smoking?

Yes: Just remember that acupuncture isn't magic. Majority of people can benefit from acupuncture. Just like traditional western medicine some individuals cannot be completely treated with the acupuncture. ...Read more

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Can women quit smoking?

Can women quit smoking?

Yes!: Check out http://www.Becomeanex.Org/ for some very practical tips to help you understand how to quit smoking for good. I wish you success in achieving a healthy, smoke-free lifestyle! ...Read more

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I need to quit smoking?

I need to quit smoking?

Yes: All smokers need to quit smoking. However, the nicotine is extremely addictive, which is why the tobacco industry is able to keep selling so much of their products. One can work with his primary care doctor on quitting. There are ways the doctor can help. ...Read more

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How difficult is it to quit smoking?

How difficult is it to quit smoking?

Millions have quit: Tobacco is highly addictive & quitting isn't easy, but millions have successfully quit so it is very do-able. Quitting is less difficult than dying young or getting emphysema! the most important thing is a strong desire to quit. There are many strategies to help, from nicotine patches/gum & various pharmaceutical meds to acupuncture & hypnosis. Exercise & relaxation helps. Please see my comments:. ...Read more

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What are effective ways to quit smoking?

What are effective ways to quit smoking?

NRT;CBT: Both nicotine replacement therapy ; cognitive behavioral therapy. Nrts help with cravings. Cbt will focus on you changing your behavior and changing the way you think about smoking. Look into online resources for quit smoking ideas. Just know what worked for one, doesn't work for all. Get support through friends, family, a helpline (1-800-quit-now). ...Read more

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How can I quit smoking?

How can I quit smoking?

Determination and...: The most important thing is a strong desire to quit. There are many strategies to help, from nicotine patches/gum & various pharmaceutical meds to acupuncture & hypnosis. Exercise & relaxation helps. For more details on ways to quit see http://altmedicine.About.Com/od/therapiesfromrtoz/a/quit_smoking.Htm & www.Shareguide.Com/smoking.Html also see my comments. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Quit Smoking (Definition)

Quitting smoking is the single most important decision smokers can make to improve their health. Preparing a quit-smoking plan and enlisting support from your doctor and your loved ones can greatly improve your chances of success. Your doctor can help you decide if over-the-counter or prescription medications can help. Pick a quit day a few weeks ahead and put it on your calendar. Plan how you're going deal with situations that make you want to smoke. Take advantage of support from family, friends, and co-workers, and consider joining a smoking cessation program so that you don't ...Read more


Smoking (Definition)

More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of ...Read more