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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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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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Is acupuncture effective for smoking cessation?

Is acupuncture effective for  smoking cessation?

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? ...Read more

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Which are the most effective drugs for quitting smoking?

Which are the most effective drugs for quitting smoking?

Chantix and Zyban (bupropion): Beside nicotine replacement gums and patches available over the counter.There are only two drugs approved by fda for quitting smoking chantix works b reactivating nicotine receptors in the brain which reduces craving for nicotine zyban is an anti depressantby cotrollong Dopamine andnorepinephrine neurotrnsmitters that help monitor moods, those are also associated with craving nicotine and addiction. ...Read more

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Can accupuncture fore smoking cessation really work?

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. ...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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Can you give me suggestions to help with quitting smoking in short time period?

Coaching + Rx: There's no quick fix, but there's options to increase your chances. Quitting happens fast - you just stop. Hard part is staying tobacco-free! best treatments with highest chance of success are 'coaching' - you can get this free calling 800-quit-now - gives you tips to improve your skills ; ability to cope. Withdrawal symptoms go down with nicotine or non-nicotine meds. More: http://smokefree.Gov. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best alternative medicine to help with quitting smoking?

There are many: Unfortunately, testing for these products is limited, so nobody can tell you what is "best." lobelia, gingko, st. John's wort and valerian have all been used, and lobeline is used in europe as an anti-smoking medication. Meditation, yoga, relaxation techniques, acupuncture, hypnosis and other cam techniques are also widely used to assist with smoking cessation. ...Read more

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Can you suggest tips on quitting smoking?

Can you suggest tips on quitting smoking?

Harness your rage: Other people will tell you things that may help -- i'll tell you to resolve not to give one more penny to those despicable people who got you addicted in the first place by their vile advertising. Every time you smoke, you reward the tobacco company ceo's. As the jedi emperor said, "use your hate." just this once, you have a good reason. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Giannone
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Smoking Cessation (Definition)

Smoking any tobacco product is harmful to your baby, including "light" cigarettes, cigars (and marijuana). Like any addiction, quitting tobacco is difficult, especially if you are acting alone. Most smokers find it hard to break all the habits or ties they've built into their lives around smoking. Quitting smoking does reduce a number of ...Read more


Dr. David Brouwer
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Quitting Smoking (Definition)

Quitting smoking is the process of discontinuing the use ...Read more