Acupuncture Quit Smoking Program
At Almond Chinese Medicine Acupuncture Clinic we use laser acupuncture as the main treatment to help people willing to quit smoking.
How does laser acupuncture help stop smoking
Laser acupuncture uses a cold laser beam to point on the acupuncture points which located on the ear and body. Focusing the laser beam on these areas causes the body to release natural chemicals such as endorphins. Endorphins can help reduce nicotine craving and relieve withdrawal symptoms. Many of clients report a calming relaxing feeling following a laser acupuncture smoking cessation treatment.
In addition to stimulating an endorphin release, the laser stimulates the body's natural ability to detoxify the nicotine, getting the ex-smoker through the nicotine withdrawal more quickly.
Which acupuncture points are used with laser acupuncture for quitting smoking?
- Ear points: Ear Shenmen, Mouth, Lung, Sympathetic,External nose,Adrenal,etc;
- Body points: HT7, PC7,LI4, Tianmi, etc;
- each point will have laser beam for one minute;
How many sessions do I need laser acupuncture for quitting smoking? And how much it costs?
Generally from 4 to 6 sessions. Each session last for 20 to 25 minutes
- Initial session: $130
- Following session: $70 per session
Does laser acupuncture hurt?
No. Actually during the treatment you may not feel anything. Sometime you may feel a slightly warm sensation on a specific point but definitely no pain at all.
Other Treatment that may help quit smoking
In your acupuncture treatment, you may receive ear seeds. These seeds are held in place on the ear with a small piece of adhesive tape, and are located on specific points in your ear which help reduce anxiety and stress, calm the mind, cleanse the lungs, open the chest, reduce the appetite, and strengthen will power. When a craving occurs, rub each of the ear seeds for approximately 15-30 seconds. Rubbing them throughout the day will help fortify and support your acupuncture treatments.