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Quit Smoking with Acupuncture

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The first thing you need to know about using acupuncture to give up smoking is that it plays a complementary role rather than a leading role. 

When giving up smoking you may experience a number of symptoms including irritability, headaches, dizziness, cough, sore dry throat, constipation, increased appetite, runny nose, depression, inability to concentrate or sit still, insomnia and craving for cigarettes.  This is what is known as nicotene withdrawal.  When treating patients to help give up smoking, we use the special acupoint "Jie Yan point" (also known as "Tian Mei point") to help smokers control their cravings.  Then, according to the different symptoms you may be suffering from, we include relevant points to bring relief from withdrawal.  

When necessary we combine acupuncture with traditional chinese herbal medicine in order to enhance results. An excellent herbal preparation to assist with detox and withdrawal symptoms is Smiling Body Detox Tea. Contact James[at]

Tian Mei is often used in conjunction with another acupuncture point, Lu-07 that is located right above Tian Mei. Lu-07 is one of the most powerful of the Lung meridian points. It is a popular acupuncture point for stopping a persistent cough and relieving a sore throat.


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