04. August 2010 · Comments Off on Orlando Acupuncture to Quit Smoking Addiction · Categories: Uncategorized · Tags: , , ,

Have you ever thought to quit smoking in a way that your anxiety can be minimized and the discomfort of nicotine withdrawal can be lessened? Believe it or not, Orlando acupuncture treatment can help you on your goal to quit to smoking.

There a lot of people in the world are hoping and resolving to quit smoking for good. But chances are they end up making the same New Year’s resolution over and over again. Why? A lot of them are not able to endure the symptoms associated with nicotine withdrawal. This is where acupuncture treatment comes in.

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. There are acupuncture programs designed to overcome these dominant side effects of nicotine withdrawal by stimulating greater relaxation, increased energy and a balance regulatory system using acupuncture techniques.

A good example of acupuncture program to quit smoking would be Dr. Tanaka’s Quit Smoking Acupuncture Program which was featured on CBS Television’s Smoking, Why Can’t I Quit. The program has very high success rate and most smokers have become ex-smokers within 3 acupuncture treatments in one week. The key is determination and of course with the help of the right determining factor. Like Dr. Tanaka, there are many acupuncturists who would use their vast experience in acupuncture to not only reduce the craving for cigarettes but to also minimize the anxiety and discomfort of nicotine withdrawal. Most acupuncture treatment costs less than what an average smoker would spend on cigarettes in a given 2-month period.