Quit Smoking with Acupuncture
You might think that a system of medical treatment that has been around for 10,000 years or so would not be surrounded with all the myth and mystery that acupuncture is. But many people think there is something strange about using acupuncture to quit smoking. They often feel that taking a drug or using an electronic cigarette is preferable to visiting an acupuncturist.
The world is a big place, and there is something in it for everyone, and if you want to quit smoking, perhaps acupuncture might be a good idea for you.
What is Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a system of treatment that consists basically of sticking very fine needles into parts of your body to change the flow of energy within your system. Some folks find it strange to think that their body has an energy field, but if you have ever held onto a TV antenna to get a better picture or had a static electricity shock, you have experienced that energy field in action.
There are lots of very complex charts showing the various acupuncture points on the human body and this is one of the things the acupuncturist goes to school for to learn all about those points. There are some of these points that are used particularly in stopping smoking and to control the side effects of withdrawal from smoking.
Some of these points are in your ear, some in your wrist and if your overall energy is blocked, the practitioner will also insert needles into a few more points on your body. The needles are really thin, and many times you don’t even notice when they go in. Sometimes they might hurt a little bit, but the truth is, that many people feel so relaxed in an acupuncture session that they fall asleep.
How Acupuncture Works
The needles work on the energy flow of your body around channels that are called meridians. The theory is that when the energy is blocked from circulating in the correct manner, that this results in physical symptoms in your body. The needles help direct the energy flow and open up the channels so that the energy keeps flowing correctly.
It is kind of an interesting approach to healing the body. It pretty much relies on your body sending out its own signals and taking care of itself. This is actually the way that all healing takes place and other things you add into your body like medication help your body heal itself.
The needles sound scary, but in fact are so lightweight and delicate that many times people do not even notice when they are inserted. In order to quit smoking completely you will probably need more than one session. A series of three to five is typical with maybe a follow up visit or two over a month’s time.
Prices can vary depending on the area you live in and how popular acupuncture is where you live. But in general, you will find that this is a solution that lasts. You might need a couple of visits at a later date, but you will not need t be on a series of acupuncture forever.
Once your body heals, you have to take care of it, but on the whole, acupuncture is a natural way for your body to rid itself of smoking addiction and bring itself back to good health.