The Acupuncture and NAET Clinic offers a Smoking Cessation package of $300 for one month of unlimited auricular/ear acupuncture. Auricular/ear acupuncture was refined in the 1950′s by Dr. Paul Nogier, but has existed in some form or another in multiple places all over the world.
Auricular/ear acupuncture is effective for weight loss and smoking cessation. Lani J. Lee is a NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) specialist and has been using auricular/ear acupuncture throughout her career in order to help patients accomplish their stop smoking and weight loss goals.
Acupuncture is an effective tool to enable one to quit smoking by minimizing craving, calming the nervous system, and strengthening the willpower. Acupuncture can intercepts message sent by the brain to the body that demand more nicotine, thereby disrupting the addictive process.
For treatment, dermal needles are placed on the ear and retained for up to three days in order to provide continual stimulation of prescribed points.
What is expected of the patient:
- The treatment usually reduces the craving by 80%. The patient’s responsibility is to make it through those few cravings.
- Ask a support person to act as a sounding board and to provide encouragement when needed.
- Repeat a positive statement. Example: “I am a nonsmoker. I make healthy choices in life.”
- Whenever possible, stay away from smokers until you feel more confident with your nonsmoking status.
- Refrain from drinking coffee; it causes cravings and dehydration.
If the patient makes it through the next 24 hours smoke-free, one has a 90% chance of being successful. The treatment is auricular/ear acupuncture, it takes about 25 minutes for in-office treatment, some may leave the office with dermal needles taped to their ear to stimulate and prolong the effect of the treatment.
After the initial treatments
The focus is wellness, so differential diagnosis and constitutional work is appropriate.
There are a lot of triggers than can cause relapse. Cigarettes can act as a shield to insulate uncomfortable feelings ans situations. A new nonsmoker can feel vulnerable and confused when trying to handle a stressful situation. Monthly treatment provides support and brings the person back into harmony.