Quit Smoking!

Tobacco is a strong drug, probably the strongest and most dangerous legal drug in the United States. Tobacco's relationship with serious disease and early death is no longer denied by even the tobacco companies.

One thing that makes it so strong and dangerous is that it is both physically and psychologically addictive. Quitting is not easy. You need to move beyond "wanting to quit" to "decided to quit". And if you are really ready, we can help you succeed.

Acupuncture has a profound effect not only on the physical body, but also on the emotions, and therefore addresses both aspects of the addiction. Acupuncture helps rid your body of residual toxins, promotes healing and strengthening and reduces the craving.

We use a modified version of the NADA ear acupuncture protocol, combined with full body acupuncture treatments. The ear acupuncture is provided as needed, and clients are encouraged to drop in rather than cave in when the craving hits. Additionally, all patients are prescribed an herbal formula which helps speed physical recovery.

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Ear Acupuncture

Ear acupuncture is increasingly recognized for its effectiveness in treating withdrawal symptoms for people who are quitting cigarettes or other strong drugs. A standardized protocol has been developed which is widely used across the country in detox centers. This standardized protocol has been chosen not only for its effectiveness, but also for its simplicity, since it is often administered by non-acupuncturists.

Our own approach is modified from this standard protocol and adapted to the unique needs of each client. Like body acupuncture, ear acupuncture consists of inserting very fine needles in specific points in the ear. Points are chosen for their calming effect and for their ability to regulate the nervous and endocrine systems. In addition to needling the ear points, we apply and leave seeds on the ear points which can be stimulated by the client to help with cravings throughout the day.

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Body Acupuncture

Full body acupuncture, or traditional acupuncture, is unequaled for its ability to regulate the function of your whole body and mind. Full body acupuncture not only reinforces the calming and regulating action of ear acupuncture, it works at a deeper level to adjust underlying imbalances in your body and improve the function of internal organs. On a physical level, your body will be able to better flush out residual toxins. On a spiritual/emotional level, body acupuncture is very relaxing and soothing.

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Herbal Therapy

Herbal therapy is the third leg of the treatment. Herbs are chosen based on principles of traditional Chinese medicine and on modern research. At a biochemical level, herbs are chosen for their antioxidant properties and for their ability to promote the breakdown of residual nicotine toxins, thus shortening the duration of physical withdrawal symptoms. Herbs are also chosen to promote lung function and healing, clear heat and phlegm, and calm the spirit. As always, formulas are prepared specifically for each individual client to address his/her particular constitutional condition.

Have you decided to quit?

 

Call us at 890-WEST (9378) and let us help you finally kick the habit.

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Our Quit Smoking! programs

Standard

The Standard smoking cessation program includes an initial interview, two full body acupuncture treatments, and five ear acupuncture treatments over the course of two weeks. An herbal formula will be prescribed to help with withdrawal symptoms and speed the degradation of nicotine and other toxins in your body.

Deluxe

The Deluxe program combines the Standard protocol with a full body massage. You are challenging yourself to take a major step in profoundly improving your health. Why not reward yourself with a full body massage. Let's face it, quitting isn't fun or easy. So balance the challenge a little pampering.

Additional Treatments

After many years of smoking you may need additional treatments to reinforce the overall detoxification and calming effects of the standard program. For this reason, additional full body acupuncture treatments and ear acupuncture treatments are available at significantly discounted rates.

Have you decided to quit?

 

Call us at 890-WEST (9378) and let us help you finally kick the habit.

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