Acupuncture is successful with Addictions specially smoking, alcohol and drug addictions Acupuncture has helped growing number of people to give up addictions. Treatment takes all of your symptoms physical as well as emotional into account and aim at balancing the energy within the body to optimize health. The acupuncture treatments focus on jitters, cravings, irritability and restlessness; all symptoms that people commonly complain about when they quit. It also aids in relaxation and detoxification.it also helps in increasing willpower to quit addictions. In so many cases acupuncture was found to significantly reduce the desire to smoke after the initial treatment. Patients also reported that cigarettes tasted worse than before treatment and that the treatments had effectively reduced their taste for tobacco. Each patient is custom-treated according to his or her specific and unique diagnosis. Usually a combination of body acupuncture points and points on the ear are used that are believed to influence the organs and energetic pathways associated with addictions. The acupuncture needles used are hair-thin. They are superficially inserted into various points in the ears and body to assist with cessation. In between treatments, small pellets are often taped to the acupuncture points on the ear. When a craving hits, gently pressing on the pellets stimulates the acupuncture points to calm the mind and eliminate the craving.
Acupuncture is not a panacea or a magic cure in the treatment of any addiction, but acupuncture is effective in making it easier to quit and remain addiction-free for good.