Quit Smoking with Acupuncture
Smoking causes excessive health issues in the body. With millions of smokers in the United States alone, it is one of the most addicting and hardest habits to kick. Nicotine has additives that make people who use it want to use it more and more. Side effects of withdrawal are unpleasant but short term. Nicotine causes a short-term increase in blood pressure, heart rate and the flow of blood from the heart. It also causes the arteries to narrow. The smoke includes carbon monoxide, which reduces the amount of oxygen the blood can carry. This, combined with the nicotine effects, creates an imbalance between the demand for oxygen by the cells and the amount of oxygen the blood can supply.
Acupuncture has become very popular in treating addictions in the last few years. Acupuncture is being incorporated into alcohol and drug rehabilitation centers, not because it is trendy, but because it works. Research has proven that the incorporation of acupuncture in any addiction treatment doubles the success rate.
There are many options for people who want to quit smoking. As difficult as it can be to quit, the more tools that you have, the easier the process becomes.