Smoking Cessation

In Short

It is estimated that most smokers will attempt to quit 2 or 3 times, or more, before finally kicking the habit. When conventional methods to quit smoking, such as nicotine gum or patches, have failed, smokers often look outside the mainstream and turn to alternative medicine.

Why use Acupuncture to Help Break the Habit of Cigarette Smoking?

Acupuncture has turned a growing number of cigarette smokers into permanent ex-smokers!
Acupuncture is NOT a magic cure in the treatment of smoking. It CAN reduce the cravings and lessen the withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting smoking.

Each person's addiction to cigarettes is different. That is why in Traditional Chinese Medicine it is important to use a variety of techniques such as acupuncture, Chinese herbs, bodywork, lifestyle/dietary recommendations and energetic exercises to restore imbalances found in the body.

What will the treatment be like?

We will do an interview to learn about your unique smoking habits and perform a physical examination including blood pressure, taking the pulse and observing the tongue. The emotional and physical symptoms that you are experiencing will help create a clear picture on which we can create a treatment plan specifically for you.

How will I feel when I am done with the treatment?

  • The acupuncture treatments will focus on:
  • Cravings
  • Jitters
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Aid in relaxation and detoxification
  • Headaches
  • Body Aches

Is there anything I can do while I am getting treatment to help with my success?

Your success in quitting smoking will depend on your involvement in the acupuncture treatment. It will include preparation, commitment, and education about what acupuncture will and will not do for you. This could include dietary changes, an exercise program, and some lifestyle adjustments. Quitting Smoking can be very difficult and we are here to help you with that challenge.

If you have any questions or need more information, please call or email us at info@pdx-acupuncture.com