Can Acupuncture Help to Quit Smoking?

Acupuncture to quit smoking in Milpitas, San Jose, Sunnyvale, Mountain View area. 

Treatment for smokers with acupuncture is a highly effective, polar method of getting rid of tobacco addiction. 

Acupuncture is completely safe and does not require the placement of a smoker in a hospital. The elimination of cravings for smoking occurs within 4-10 sessions. The desired effect of the acupuncture smoking coding is recorded in 90% of the acupuncturist's patients. 

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Can acupuncture help to quit smoking?

Acupuncture therapy for tobacco addiction is based on the concepts and practices of alternative medicine in ancient China. Acupuncture therapists claim that vital energy spreads through the human body along special meridians - energy channels. Targeted impact on specific points of these "highways" will painlessly remove craving for nicotine and gradually relieve even the most ardent smoker from addiction. The effectiveness of the method was proved by the famous Chinese neurosurgeon H. Wen back in the 1920s. He successfully treated addiction to hard drugs with acupuncture.


The principle of acupuncture treatment of tobacco smoking

In order to understand exactly how the acupuncture smoking treatment helps to quit smoking, it is necessary to study this method of treatment in detail. With a competent acupuncture effect on biological active points, the patient's body produces special hormones and enzymes. By their nature, they resemble adrenaline and the hormone of joy endorphin and are able to replace them. As a result, the desire to enjoy the smoked cigarette decreases, and the physical dependence on nicotine decreases.


For acupuncture, the doctor uses disposable, sterile needles with a diameter of 0.3 mm and a length of 30 or 60 mm. Since the auricle contains as many as 8 biologically active points, the acupuncture procedure is carried out exactly here. The doctor gently and carefully inserts the needles into the soft tissue of the ear, only a few millimeters.


In addition, receptors on the foot, palm and wrist are subjected to acupuncture. For right-handed people, the procedure is performed on the right side of the body, and for left-handed people - on the left.

How acupuncture affects the body

The impact on each point is accompanied by a specific effect.

  • The activation of the point of the mouth reduces the craving for nicotine, promotes the destruction and natural elimination of toxic substances.
  • Brain point acupuncture helps to calm the patient's nervous system and suppress nervousness, depression, and irritation.
  • Impact on the Shen-Men point causes pacification and relaxation.
  • Stimulation of the liver point activates the internal potential of the body and contributes to overall health.
  • The introduction of the needle into the point of the nervous system optimizes metabolic processes and blood circulation.
  • The stimulation of the kidney point promotes the natural elimination of toxins from the body.
  • Acupuncture of the lung point stimulates the strengthening of the respiratory muscles.
  • Treatment for tobacco smoking by acupuncture of the "nicotine" point accelerates the cleansing of the nasopharynx and over time destroys the craving for cigarettes.

When deciding on the need for acupuncture smoking coding, be sure to study the doctor's biography, familiarize yourself with his license and reputation. Acupuncture procedures can only be carried out by our licensed specialist at Zen Clinic. 


Treatment for quitting smoking with acupuncture is recommended for heavy smokers with an experience of 15–20 years. Acupuncture is an ideal alternative for patients with drug intolerances. Acupuncture procedures are harmless and do not provoke allergic skin reactions.


Before the session, the patient should refrain from smoking for 8 hours. The duration of the session depends on the patient's well-being and the severity of the addiction. A classic acupuncture treatment for tobacco smokers lasts 15 to 60 minutes. After inserting the needle into the biologically active point, the patient feels a slight burning sensation. Sometimes the ear seems to be burning and swelling. Don't worry. This reaction is completely normal. The needle actively affects the receptors that send signals to the brain.


Narrowly targeted stimulation of specific brain structures helps to activate the body's natural self-purification mode from nicotine and other toxins. After the procedure, the person feels cheerful. The irritability disappears and the sense of smell improves.


Sometimes the smoker is advised to wear special microneedles under the skin for 4-7 days. Such "accessories" operate around the clock. As soon as a person has a strong urge to smoke, he should press the needle. After a few minutes, the craving for a cigarette will weaken and then completely disappear.

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