Quit Smoking / Smoking Cessation

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Acupuncture and Smoking Cessation

Acupuncture is the best method at getting people through the most difficult time in their quest to stop smoking. That time is the first 3 to 10 days. It has a 60 to 90 percent success rate, depending upon the study, in treating short term smoking cessation. Of those people who stop, some will start smoking again, but there are many other variables, such as alcohol, friends and stress, that lead them to smoke again. There are excellent support groups that can help with the long term desire to continue a smokeless life. Once again acupuncture is a great aid during the hurdle of the first two weeks.


Goodman Wellness Center's Treatment Method

We have spent the last eight years fine-tuning a treatment protocol that gives the quickest and longest lasting results. The primary treatment consists of auricular therapy (ear acupuncture), which is the placement of fine needles in the ear. These points release certain chemicals in the brain, endorphins, which help combat the withdrawal symptoms and the desire to smoke. With correct treatment, a patient will lose the ability to smell a cigarette within the first five minutes of the insertion of the needles. After the initial ear points have started working then body points are added to calm the mind and reduce anxiety. Most patients experience a natural high that immediately puts them, as they say, "in a happy place."


Treatments Required

It takes 1-2 treatments in one week with one follow-up treatment the next week to ensure the best results. If a patient does not respond in three treatments then they are not a good candidate for acupuncture.


Treatment times for smoking cessation

Group Treatments:

Bring family and friends to all quit at the same time. Appointments are necessary.

Times:

Group appointments must be booked one week in advance.

Private Treatments:

They can be scheduled any time during our normal hours of operation.

Cost:

$45.00 Group Treatments

$65.00 Private Treatments

Call for an appointment at 949-460-9378 or just show up during the group treatment times if you are ready to give up that $5 a day habit.


Important Note: Acupuncture is not a cure all end all for smoking cessation. It is best used to get you over the hump, the initial stage of smoking cessation, and as follow up treatments if the cravings return down the road. Some individuals may need more frequent follow up care depending upon their own constitution. Group counseling and other therapies will benefit the long term desire to quit smoking.

 

Goodman Wellness Center  ~  22691 Lambert Street Suite 512  ~  Lake Forest, Ca 92630