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Acupuncture to stop smoking
Many of tobacco's detrimental health effects can be reduced or removed through smoking cessation. The health benefits over time of stopping smoking include:
Within 20 minutes after quitting, blood pressure and heart rate decrease
Within 12 hours, carbon monoxide levels in the blood decrease to normal
Within 48 hours, nerve endings and sense of smell and taste both start recovering
Within 3 months, circulation and lung function improve
Within 9 months, there are decreases in cough and shortness of breath
Within 1 year, the risk of coronary heart disease is cut in half
Within 5 years, the risk of stroke falls to the same as a non-smoker, and the risks of many cancers (mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, cervix) decrease significantly
Within 10 years, the risk of dying from lung cancer is cut in half,[132] and the risks of larynx and pancreas cancers decrease
Within 15 years, the risk of coronary heart disease drops to the level of a non-smoker; lowered risk for developing COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
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Stop smoking now, add 20 years to your life expectancy

Physical addiction to nicotine only last a few days, acupuncture help going through this initial phase, in reality, quitting smoking is not such a big deal
Research indicate that the average person quitting smoking experiences a maximum of 6 craving episodes per day on the third day of recovery, declining to about 1.4 per day by day ten. If each craving episode is less than 3 minutes and the average quitter experiences a maximum of 6 on their most challenging day, can you handle 18 minutes of challenge?
As you can see from the diagram on the right, the peak of the craving occurs after 72 hours, then after a scone, smaller peak on day 7, it's over
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What are the benefits of acupuncture to quit smoking?
Acupuncture not only treat your withdrawal symptoms, making it easier for you to stop smoking, but it usually improve your general health. People who have acupuncture to stop smoking also report general improvement to their stress level, energy, mood, these occur soon after the treatment, well before the natural benefits of not smoking anymore can be perceived.

Here are a few questions and answers about acupuncture smoking cessation

how many sessions are needed?
Two minimum for the well motivated, it can be more for some people who sometimes "cling" to one or two cigarettes a day

Does it hurt?
Very little, extremely thin needles are inserted in points on the body, and in the external part of the ear (for ear acupuncture), most people fall asleep during the treatment due to the strong release of endorphins caused by acupuncture

What are the chances of success?
About 80%

Do I need to go on a special diet?
No, eat normally, simply reduce any consumption of alcohol and caffein for a few days

Can I reduce my smoking to two cigarettes a day and keep it that way?
No, that is impossible; the mechanisms of addiction would automatically drive you back to smoking more.
When you are ready to stop smoking and come for your first treatment, I will ask you to throw your packet of cigarette and lighter or matches into the bin, you will have reached the point of no return, as there is no compromise: either you smoke or you don't
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If you are considering having a baby, it is imperative that you stop smoking; I can help you in one or two session to stop completely
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