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2. Acupuncture can help smokers butt out

Until recently, the Western world has looked solely to traditional medicine to treat pain and disease.

While medicine dulls pain and alleviates symptoms, the root of the problem continues to grow. Traditional Chinese medicine, such as Acupuncture, Cupping, Tui Na massage, Tai Chi as well as herbal remedies, has been the mainstream means of treating pain and disease in the Eastern world since 3, 000 years BCE. As opposed to dealing with symptoms, these therapies treat the root of the problem, avoiding unnecessary drugs.

Acupuncture is an effective way of relieving pain and treating ailments and disease. The body is made up of channels where "QI"(blood) or energy flows through to all the organs. These channels are related with numerous acupressure points, which correspond to different organs. When there is a blockage in a channel, Qi (blood) can not flow through, which can cause pain, imbalances and other health conditions. By stimulating these acupressure points with tiny needles, the obstruction is released, and Qi (blood) can flow through, relieving the pain.

In China, Traditional Chinese medicine have treated patients for endless conditions from migraines and PMS, to colitis and cancer, and with much successes. Acupuncture is also effective for breaking addictions like treating patients for smoking cessation with a success rate.

Acupuncture helps smokers butt out their cigarettes by alleviating some of the nasty physical withdrawal symptoms that come with quitting. Inserting needles in acupressure points in the head, on the face and along the arms, not only clears the lungs, but stimulates the production of endorphins to alleviate the side effects of quitting smoking. Reducing the side effects of cravings and other nicotine withdrawal symptoms. Acupuncture is a completely drug-free procedure that leaves people feeling with a sense of relaxation. Clearing the “heat” or mucous buildup from the lung channels caused by smoking, helps ex-smokers feel the benefits of quitting faster. When they start to feel better, that also makes it easier to quit.

Depending on how much and how long a patient has been smoking, will determine how many treatments they'll need to kick the habit. For example, a 25-year-old man, who’s been smoking about 10 cigarettes a day for five years, will need four to six treatments to quit.

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