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How to stop smoking with acupuncture and to maintain it with useful recovery tips?

Dr. Emad Tukmachi
Clinical Director of Acumedica Clinics
Why acupuncture is a useful treatment for quit smoking?

Stop smoking can be achieved successfully with the help acupuncture treatment.  Round the world, Chinese acupuncture has helped large number of moderate to heavy smokers into permanent ex-smokers. If the smoking time for more than 12 months, the cigarette tar will badly affect the lung by blocking some vital tissues and preventing the healthy breathing process. However, over years of smoking, damages to the lungs will occur. On other hand, stop smoking for up to 2 years, the lungs will regain their healthy status and look like that in any non-smoker person.
How does acupuncture treats the smoking habit?
Stop smoking can be achieved successfully with the help acupuncture treatment.  Round the world, Chinese acupuncture has helped large number of moderate to heavy smokers into permanent ex-smokers. If the smoking time for more than 12 months, the cigarette tar will badly affect the lung by blocking some vital tissues and preventing the healthy breathing process. However, over years of smoking, damages to the lungs will occur. On other hand, stop smoking for up to 2 years, the lungs will regain their healthy status and look like that in any non-smoker person.
The main aim of acupuncture is to balance the energy within the body to restore health. In stop smoking, acupuncture will concentrate on certain symptoms when the person quits such as craving, nervousness, over eating and restlessness. A clinical research study carried out in Norway indicated that acupuncture has significant effects on smoking by reducing the craving for cigarettes for a maximum of 5 years following the first initial acupuncture session of treatment. Furthermore, the smokers in this study reported their taste for cigarettes was worse than before the course of acupuncture treatment.
In stop smoking, we use both body and ear acupuncture by inserting disposable fine needles superficially in certain acupuncture points to help in reducing the desire for smoking. Acupuncture is regarded as a magic cure for all symptoms created from stop smoking as well as making it easier to quit and also to remain smoke-free for good.
The useful recovery tips:
Any one wants to stop smoking regardless the number of cigarettes smoking per day or any duration, he or she should consider the following tips alongside the acupuncture treatment course:
1.Exercise more (such as walking and swimming) because the exercises can reduce your stress and help you to relax.
2.Eat a balance diet with more fruits and vegetables such as apples, kiwis, carrots, celery, leafy green salads and citrus fruits. This diet will help the body alkalinity and decrease cravings.
3.Avoid bad diet which includes junk food (fast food), sugary food (chocolates, bisects and cakes) and fatty food (including red meats). Try also to avoid black tea or coffee and drink green tea in order to keep tissues flooded with elements that discourage cravings.
4.Do let yourself to dry but you have to drink enough water frequently throughout the day because dryness may lead to cravings.
5.Daily exercises with brisk walking and also to practice deep breathing exercises to increase body oxygen and keep calm
Conclusion .
In summary, if you would like to consider acupuncture therapy for stop smoking, you are not only saving money on long run but also saving your health. It has been estimated that the moderate smoker (10-20 cigarettes per day) spends at least £1800 PER YEAR. So try our special offers and packages through our courses of Acupuncture treatment at one of our ACUMEDICA Clinics in London, Manchester and Nuffield Hospitals (in Stoke on Trent, Derby and Wolverhampton) to kick the nasty (social) habit of smoking.