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Q: Can acupuncture stop me from smoking?

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Quit Smoking Today with Acupuncture

By Steven Sonmore www.OrientalMedCare.com

Would you like to kick that nasty habit? You know; the one that costs you money, shortens your life, and gives you foul breath that turns off your girlfriend. Most people that smoke actually want to give up the habit. They know deep down inside that they are not doing their bodies a favor by smoking. And their friends and families will be thankful for not having to breathe their second hand smoke.

OK, so now youíve made up your mind to quit smoking. Congratulations, that is the first step. How are you going to do it? Well, you could use the patch. But why put more nicotine back into your body? Isnít something wrong with that picture? I mean, isnít the whole idea to get the NICOTINE OUT of YOUR BODY?


How does acupuncture to quit smoking work?

Acupuncture can help you quit smoking on three levels:

First, by DETOXIFYING your body of the nicotine. So, unlike the patch, it is taking nicotine out of your body instead of putting back in.

Second, using acupuncture to stop smoking helps you to RELAX. It is interesting to note that Iíve done Quit Smoking with Acupuncture Seminars and at each one Iíve asked participants why they smoke. All and I mean all of them say "To relax." Well folks, this is a method that you can NATURALLY use to relax WITHOUT SMOKING.

How does this work? Acupuncture balances your nervous system. Too often with our fast paced lifestyles our bodies are keyed into our "fight or flight" response. This is where your adrenals are pumping, your breathing is more rapid and shallow, your heart is beating faster, and your digestion is more incomplete. Acupuncture helps your body naturally tune into your RELAXATION RESPONSE. This is where youíre heart is beating more slowly and evenly, your breathing is deeper, more full and relaxed, and your digestion is more complete. Obviously, this state of being is healthier and a lot more fun isnít it?

Thirdly, acupuncture ELIMINATES your CRAVINGS for tobacco. The Quit Smoking with Acupuncture treatments utilize special ear points for ADDICTION ELIMINATION. Chinese herbs are also prescribed to aid your transition into a healthier state. Now wonít life be more fun when you desire exercise and healthy food instead of putting smoke inside your precious lungs? And think of the extra money that you will have by not smoking. Isnít it time that you decided to be healthier, live longer and enjoy life more?

Acupuncture and Oriental medicine is an art and a science that takes years to master. Look for an acupuncturist with experience in the treatment of smoking/addiction