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Alarming Smoking Facts

Quit Smoking- According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Percentage of people who smoke

17.8%

Number of people under 18 who start smoking

3,200

People who go from occasional smoker to everyday smokers everyday.

2,100

Smoking related deaths a year

42,000

Acupuncture and Quitting Smoking

The American Health Foundation and Academic Press printed a study with the following conclusion. 

“This study confirms that adequate acupuncture treatment may help motivated smokers to reduce their smoking, or even quit smoking completely, and the effect may last for at least 5 years. Acupuncture may affect the subjects’ smoking by reducing their taste of tobacco and their desire to smoke. Different acupoints have different effects on smoking cessation”. 

The study entitled, Effect of Acupuncture on Smoking Cessation or Reduction: an 8-month and 5-year follow-up study, was preformed on 46 subjects who had been smoking for 6 plus years. The subjects all volunteered and were followed for 8 months. 

What is Done in Your Treatment

Acupuncture, in particular auricular acupuncture, is extremely useful for helping people stop smoking, as well as other addictions. The protocol that is used for addiction is called the NADA protocol, and it was created by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association. When doing the NADA protocol, needles are placed in both ears at five specific locations. One of the points is called Shen Men, and it is used to calm the mind. Another location, the Sympathetic point, puts the body in a parasympathetic state, and the patient becomes more relaxed and able to heal. The other three points are Liver, Kidney, and Lung. By inserting needles at those points in the ear, the patient will start to detoxify those organs that have been clouded by smoking. The practitioner will also administer acupuncture to other points in the body that they feel are necessary to balance out the patient’s body. Together all these points help the patient start to quit smoking for good.

For more information click on the link to read about acupuncture and quitting smoking!

A Functional Medicine Tip

If a smoker takes 950 milligrams of an omega-3 supplement, such as fish oil, everyday for a month, they will lower their cigarette consumption by 11%. -This is according to Dr. Sharon Rabinovits Shankar of the Unversity of Hafia, Israel.

 

Quit smoking today and call 224-300-0326

 

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