Smoking

THE FOLLOWING ARE SYMPTOMS AND CONDITIONS COMMONLY TREATED BY THE WASHINGTON ACUPUNCTURE CENTER.

SMOKING

Although it is generally agreed that smoking is a health hazard, many people enjoy it and seen unable to discontinue this habit without help.

Acupuncture has helped many people increase their will power enough to stop smoking. It relieves the withdrawal symptoms of nervousness, insomnia and depression. Most people experience a feeling of well-being and self-confidence after acupuncture treatment.

Inserting a staple in the ear and leaving it there for weeks is an American innovation which is seldom effective. It also promotes infection and keloid formation. Regular acupuncture treatments are more effective and safer.

Most people are able to stop smoking after their first treatment but should have three to six treatments for continuing relief from smoking addiction.

Nutritional therapy should be started along with acupuncture to help the body recover from the effects of smoking. Vitamins A, C and E are especially beneficial to the lungs. B-complex vitamins in proper doses can help promote generally improved health and vitality.