Using acupuncture for quitting smoking is challenging for people. We have heard of many quick amazing “cures” but we have not seen it in our clinic.
Here at Acupuncture of Iowa, we follow the concepts presented by the National Acupuncture Detox Association. They say that the idea behind using acupuncture to treat addictions is that we help you stay off cigarettes after you stop. We help with the cravings, the nail biting, the nerves, eating too much and all the other things that make people break down and smoke again. We also coach you for success. At each visit with us, we will give you a few more hints about how to be successful in not smoking again. This treatment involves a few needles in the ears, and in the scalp. You will be seated in a chair so you don’t have to remove clothes or climb up on a table. We suggest that you plan to stop on a certain date, make your preparations, and then attend weekly acupuncture for six weeks after you stop. That will help you get through the hardest time. We cannot promise that you will not smoke again; that is your part. You will have to continue to choose not to smoke. We invite you to call for more information and schedule an appointment in our clinic. 319-341-0031