Bethany Hauch, Lic Ac
Angela Corey, LMT

4801 Hargrove Rd
Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27616
(919) 636-2148
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Smoking Cessation Program
Among current U.S. adult smokers, 70% report that they want to quit smoking and millions try to quit every year.  If you have attempted to quit smoking, you know how difficult it can be.  Nicotine is a powerful addiction - research suggests that nicotine is as addictive as heroin, cocaine, or alcohol - and one that affects health, social interactions, and finances (it's expensive!).

Most smokers will attempt to quit two or three times, or more, before finally kicking the habit.  When conventional methods to quit smoking have failed, smokers often look outside mainstream approaches and turn to alternative medicine.

Acupuncture is an alternative approach to smoking cessation that has a growing number of converts.  In fact, acupuncture is often a court mandated treatment for drug addicts because of its ability to reduce cravings and alleviate withdrawal symptoms such as irritability, anxiety, and difficulty concentrating. 
In one study conducted at the University of Oslo, Norway, acupuncture was found to significantly reduce the desire to smoke up to five years after the initial treatment.  Subjects of the study also reported that cigarettes tasted worse than before treatment and that the treatments had effectively reduced their taste for tobacco.

The Smoking Cessation Program at Acupuncture Associates consists of 10 one-hour acupuncture sessions (ideally scheduled on a twice weekly basis) - the acupuncture treatments utilize points on the body and in the ears and focus on alleviating cravings, irritability, and restlessness.  In addition, patients will receive take home "press balls" in one ear that stimulate important detoxification acupoints and a supply of a detoxifying Chinese herbal tea.

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