Acupuncture Quit Smoking Program

| February 22, 2010 | 0 Comments | 303 views

Many people ring in the New Year with the hope and resolve to quit smoking for good. However, chances are they will be making the same resolution next New Years. Why? They are unable to endure the symptoms associated with nicotine withdrawal. Acupuncture treatment can help.

The multitude of health risks to smokers and to those around them is well documented. The FDA claims that tobacco smoke is responsible for more than 400,000 deaths each year, resulting in various cancers and a shopping list of other major illnesses.

Despite these deadly consequences, every smoker can attest to the great challenge in overcoming nicotine withdrawal. The American Cancer Society states that of the 75 million current smokers in the U.S. and Canada, 48 million will try to quit smoking this year, 46 million will fail.

Nicotine addiction is more severe than with cocaine, marihuana and alcohol addictions. Smokers who go without a cigarette will often have strong physical and psychological reactions to nicotine deprivation, some of which can be treated with acupuncture. These include?

  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Nervousness
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Poor sleep
  • Increase in craving and appetite
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue

Some will experience weight gain. Sadly, many, especially young women will resume smoking hoping to lose weight.

What are a smoker's options?

The acupuncture program at the Pacific Wellness Institute is designed to overcome these powerful "side effects" of nicotine withdrawal by stimulating greater relaxation, increased energy, and a balanced regulatory system using acupuncture techniques.

Dr. Tanaka's Quit Smoking Acupuncture Program was featured on CBS Television's "Smoking, Why Can't I Quit". The program has a very high success rate. Most smokers become ex-smokers within 3 acupuncture treatments in one week. Determination is key, of course, but the right help can be the determining factor. Dr. Tanaka utilizes his vast experience in acupuncture to not only reduce the craving for cigarettes, but to minimize the anxiety and discomfort of nicotine withdrawal.

This acupuncture treatment costs less than what an average smoker would spend on cigarettes in a given 2-month period.

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