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New York Acupuncture and Cigarette Smoking

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A healthy lifestyle is always the right way to take care of one’s body.  Avoidance of cigarette smoking makes for very good advice on how to keep away from sickness and disease.  The smoke one inhales from cigarette smoking goes to the bronchial airways and clogs them up.  Try playing basketball or any physically demanding activity and one will see how hard it is to breathe after only a few minutes into the activity.

Acupuncture NYC has been widely known to cure nicotine addiction with great success.  How does acupuncture help in curing addiction from nicotine?

In cigarette smoking, nicotine is the addictive substance that the brain looks for to release endorphins in the body.  Endorphins are chemicals in the body which when released, gives the body the sensation of pleasure and euphoria.  Nicotine patches are some of the treatments for cigarette smoking but it really does not address the nicotine addiction.  In fact, it just keeps on feeding it.

Acupuncture is a treatment designed to release endorphins by allowing chi to flow normally throughout the body.  Chi is the life force in our body that gives us life and growth.  Sometimes, in an ailment, disease or sickness, in this case, addiction, the chi gets blocked or stagnates in one organ of the body, usually the kidneys, causing diseases associated with poor kidney, liver or spleen function.

Acupuncture removes the blockage and helps the body naturally to detoxify itself of nicotine by stimulating the brain to release endorphins without the need for nicotine.  When endorphins are released, the dependency of the patient for a drug to feel good disappears and the patient is released slowly of his/her addiction.

Some smokers have been long time tobacco users that detoxification takes months to fully kick the habit.  As long as the patient attends the acupuncture sessions, the addiction will be removed.

Some smokers have tried quitting cold turkey.  This is hard to do since the urge, like any other addiction will always be there.  The withdrawal may sometimes be severe and dangerous especially for a person having high blood pressure and cardiac problems.  Quitting may be successful but at the cost of exacerbating a potentially deadly disease which is hypertension or cardiac problems.

With acupuncture, one does not need to go that route.  There are no withdrawal symptoms involved since the body itself helps stop the addiction by releasing the endorphins which the brain hungers not through an external substance but through the organs themselves functioning normally because of the normal chi flow in the body.

Acupuncture is not only the best and safest way to cure one’s smoking problems, it is an economical way on the path to healthy living.  Tens of millions of Americans, treated with acupuncture for this addiction, would testify to that.

Written by Valerie

March 4th, 2011 at 10:50 pm