Smoking Cessation (Quitting Smoking)
Auricular acupuncture is used to help to quit smoking. Acupuncture treatment can be used to relieve a range of withdrawal symptoms, including insomnia, muscle ache, sweating, nausea, depression, cravings and fatigue. But the most important thing to understand is that you must also have a strong desire to quit.
Long-term and/or heavy smoking can lead to deadly diseases such as stroke, hypertension, emphysema and lung and other cancers. Second-hand smoke (that which is inhaled inadvertently by the people who live or work with a smoker) has a similar lethal impact on the body.
It is estimated that approximately 440,000 people die every year in the U.S. as a result of smoking and usage of tobacco products. (http://www.nida.nih.gov/Infofacts/Tobacco.html)