Smoking cessation can be a beneficial process to a better quality of life. The U.S. Surgeon General stated, “Smoking cessation has major and immediate health benefits for men and women of all ages. Benefits apply to persons with and without smoking-related disease.”
Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation in Wall provides Acupuncture treatments that may help smoking cessation. Acupuncture can go hand in hand with quitting smoking because it may eliminate the side effects of smoking cravings, jitters, and agitation.
Acupuncture as a Natural Way to Quit Smoking
Acupuncture can enhance a healing process of relaxation and purification to the body, while helping you quit smoking. At Monmouth Pain in Wall, our Acupuncture team can provide a smoking cessation program to help transform cigarette smokers to non-smokers. Our treatments can look at your symptoms and can aim to create a specialized program so that you may experience a better health and wellbeing through the process. Our treatments can achieve improved health, by balancing energies in the body. Our team of Acupuncturists in Wall focus attention on the common symptoms that people find when they quit smoking.
At Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation, we offer The Quit Smoking Now Program, which includes five session treatments between two to three weeks, and emphasizes that smokers go ‘cold turkey’ immediately following their first Acupuncture treatment. Our team can create a customized plan to address your needs in order to become smoke-free. While it is rare and uncommon, in some cases our patients have benefited following a single treatment. In most cases, our patients at Monmouth Pain go through several treatments that can allow for a natural healing process. Acupuncture is not the cure in treating addictions such as smoking.
Withdrawal and Smoking
Why is there a problem with quitting smoking?
Smoking is an unhealthy habit that can be hard to let go of. Nicotine is the addictive substance within cigarettes that causes a number of effects and sensations including, relaxing and depressant qualities, and pleasurable feelings. Nicotine disrupts the information traveling between nerve cells, resulting in these number of effects to occur quickly. Over time, smokers gain a tolerance to nicotine building up for a stronger need of the drug to sustain the same sensations.
When you are smoke-free, there can be several withdrawal symptoms, with which may be difficult to cope. Withdrawal can start as early as two or three days from your final cigarette. At this point, most of the nicotine is no longer present within the body. This process can continue for several weeks after.
Withdrawal symptoms can cause sleeping problems, larger appetite and weight gain, continued cough, sore throat, anxiety, trouble concentrating (among others). All of these symptoms can become hard to handle, making it hard for people to remain smoke-free.
How can Acupuncture help relieve withdrawal symptoms to quit smoking?
Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation in Wall, NJ offers the Quit Smoking Now Program. Our Acupuncture program has a success rate of about 75%. On the other hand, when smokers combined counseling and the use of Bupropion drug, the success rate was significantly lower at 30.5%. The use of nicotine patch or gum has an even lower success rate of 7% after six months.
Acupuncture can help smokers remove the harsh side effects and symptoms that come with withdrawal. It can also cleanse and detox your body, bringing yourself to a natural balance.
To receive a complimentary consultation, so that our Acupuncture team can discuss and determine if you are a candidate eligible for our Quit Smoking Now Program, contact us at 732-345-1377.
*Results may vary by person. Consult your Acupuncturist to see if this practice can benefit your health.