Stop smoking

Acupuncture is an effective alternative therapy to support someone who is quitting smoking. It can help to reduce cravings and mitigate withdrawal symptoms such as irritability and anxiety.

Acupuncture has also been proven to be a powerful method to promote relaxation and detoxification. When you smoke a cigarette you draw warm air deeply into your lungs and nicotine hits your blood stream making its way to your brain allowing you to momentarily feel relaxed. Acupuncture helps by regulating energy stuck in specific parts of your body and moving it along in the same way that deep breaths or a few moments of quiet meditation would.

Sterile and fine needles used in acupuncture are superficially inserted into various points in the ears and body to help with quitting smoking. In between treatments, small pellets are often taped to the acupuncture points on the ear. When a cigarette craving hits, the patient gently presses the pellets to stimulate the acupuncture points which in turn help calming the mind and eliminating the craving.


Each patient is usually provided with a unique diagnosis and therefore custom-treated. Although acupuncture is the main therapy used, cupping can be prescribed to help eliminating body’s toxins brought by smoking and Chinese herbs to aid with the cravings and stop the addiction cycle.

Patients who have undergone acupuncture to stop smoking noticed that cigarettes tasted worse than before treatment and that the treatments had effectively reduced their taste for tobacco.