Quit Smoking in Red Bank, NJ with Acupuncture
Monmouth County Medical practice offers a new way to quit smoking—with a success rate of approximately 75%.
For many people, smoking cessation is an extremely difficult process. So difficult, in fact, that only 4%-7% of smokers are able to quit without any form of intervention such as nicotine replacement products or prescription medications. With assistance from these methods, there is a success rate of about 30%.
Essentially, then, the most common smoking cessation products can only offer any given smoker a slight 30% chance of reducing their risk of early death from lung disease, cancer, or cardiac illnesses.
Many smokers do not realize that there is a healthy, holistic option for smoking cessation that has a much higher success rate—Acupuncture. Acupuncture is successful because it addresses both the physical and emotional aspects of withdrawal.
Before beginning any smoking cessation program, it’s important to understand why it is so hard to quit smoking. The answer to this question lies in the very reason why cigarette addicts must smoke in the first place—to avoid withdrawal symptoms. A smoking habit is essentially the process of experiencing constant withdrawal symptoms and attempting to avoid these unpleasant sensations by continuing to smoke. Smokers often underestimate the unpleasantness of withdrawal symptoms, which can quickly lead them back to cigarettes in order to feel ‘normal.’
Smokers also tend to place an unwarranted amount of faith in nicotine replacement products. Using these products places the burden on the products themselves, instead of on the smoker’s personal responsibility during the quitting process. They also fail to address the emotional needs of smoking cessation.