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Using Acupuncture to Quit Smoking in Charleston, SC

by Sara Putman, LAc, LMT - Acupuncturist | Charleston, SC

Quit Smoking with Acupuncture Charleston SC

Do you want to quit smoking? Do you live in Charleston, SC? Did you know that Acupuncture is proven as an effective treatment as reported in the American Journal of Medicine? Here are the results & comments:

  • Overall, smokers who got real acupuncture were more than three times as likely to be tobacco-free six months to a year later.
  • "...I think we should definitely recommend (acupuncture...)," Dr. Tahiri said of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, who led the review.
  • ...there was a "trend" toward a benefit across all of the studies of acupuncture.

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Potential mechanisms for acupuncture as a smoking cessation aid: The latest theory is that one of the points stimulated by needles in the ear corresponds to the closest position of the vagus nerve to the cutaneous surface. Therefore, by stimulating this point, the acupuncturist blocks the outflow of withdrawal symptoms coming from the parasympathetic nervous system through the vagus nerves.

Conclusion: Our results suggest that these alternative aids may help smokers quit. Thus, we recommend that physicians promote the use of acupuncture...

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