Quit Smoking with the Support of Acupuncture

November 2021

Smoking is a complicated addiction that causes serious health problems. And it can be difficult for many people to quit, especially without support or guidance. A Touch of Ginger (ATOG) has a stop smoking treatment plan that can help people quit smoking and remain smoke-free. It takes a supportive approach that addresses both the physical and emotional components of the addiction to ease the quitting process by curbing symptoms that cause discomfort and by helping with relaxation.

Stop Smoking Treatment

Typically, two to five treatments (with a minimum of two) are necessary for a patient to successfully quit smoking. Treatments are given once a week and last about one hour.

The treatment process uses acupuncture needles inserted in the outer ear and the extremities. While the needles are stimulating specific acupuncture points, the patient will smell an unlit cigarette. With every treatment, the taste and smell of cigarettes will become less appealing. Ultimately, the patient will lose their relationship with using cigarettes to achieve relaxation.

During the treatment process, the patient will drink one to two cups of “stop smoking” tea per day to help reduce cravings and ensure long-term success.

Additional Support

In addition to acupuncture, ATOG will advise patients on behavior modifications to help ease the transition to living smoke-free. Suggestions will be made to help curb cravings by carrying health snacks or chewing gum. And patients are encouraged to think about new, healthy ways to relax, like meditation, yoga, exercise or spending time in nature.

Schedule an Appointment

Please contact ATOG or click here to learn more about the stop smoking treatment. Schedule an appointment by calling/texting (630) 299-3464 or click here to schedule an appointment online.