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Quit Smoking with Acupuncture

For over 13 years, Dr. Laura Parks has been helping patients with their New Year’s Resolution to quit smoking using acupuncture. Clinical trials have shown over 85% success rate in using acupuncture to quit smoking.

Acupuncture helps by calming the nervous system and helping the patient feel more relaxed and less triggered to smoke. Acupuncture also helps by quickly detoxing the body from nicotine, allowing the patient to get through the withdrawal phase faster. Many times, there are contributing underlying factors that drive a person to smoke, like stress, anxiety, depression, or even chronic pain. Acupuncture helps by treating the root issues involved.

It helps to have an emotional anchor, a reason big enough to quit smoking. Some that we’ve seen in the past, for example, had been given a health ultimatum by their doctor, “quit smoking or your going to have a heart attack.” Or the patient suffered terrible circulation issues and walking safely was becoming a concern. Or breathing issues were setting in, and things might progress to COPD or emphysema. Many patients had a goal of quitting smoking to become healthy enough to do something big, like, dance at their granddaughter’s wedding, or take a walking tour in Europe, without trouble breathing.

We believe everyone deserves a chance to make their quality of life better using acupuncture. If you are trying to quit smoking, please call for a consultation at 410-847-4766.

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