Acupuncture is an effective tool to enable you to quit smoking by minimizing cravings, reducing your anxiety, calming your nerves and supporting your will power to succeed. This program can only work if you ar ready, able and willing to stop smoking. This is a big commitment to changing your life and habits.
Acupuncture works by calming the mind and emotions. It intercepts the messages sent by the brain to the body to change th addictive process and balance out the meridians (energy pathways on the body) Acupuncture stimulates the secretion of endorphins and enkephalins. These are the pleasure pleasing molecules that the body naturally produces when in a relaxed state. When you are relaxed you are able to make better choices and therefore change habits.
The initial visit is a Traditional Chinese Exam where we will examine your Chinese pulse (there are 28 different Chinese pulses), view your tongue, (tells us how your body is functioning on a zang-fu level), inquiry, and observation. Based on your constitution, body type, syndrome differentiation, excess and deficiency of energies, etc.
The stop smoking program does not end after your acupuncture treatments. This program is a new way of life. Your habits will change and therefore you will change. You will find yourself observing life differently and you will become aware of your choices and how they affet you You will learn about the body-mind connection and how this affects your on many levels. This will even affect your family and friends. You will be healthier in thee overall!!!