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(English) Break the chain… Quit smoking with Acupuncture

shutterstock_114923563Whether you’re a social smoker or a lifetime pack-a-day smoker, quitting can be tough. But with the determination and the right game plan tailored to your needs, you can replace your smoking habits, manage your cravings, and join the millions of people who have kicked the habit for good.

One secret ingredient which many quitters are starting to use to give them an advantage over all the other times they tried quitting before and failed, is Acupuncture.

Dr. Huafei Li, an acupuncture doctor based in Dubai explains, “I’ve treated many patients who come to me because they would like to quit smoking but feel they can’t do it on their own and need extra help. Acupuncture helps by reducing the craving when patients are trying to quit. I take specific acupoints to
disrupt the addiction and help cleanse the patients lungs. Most patients find that if they are tempted to have a cigarette after their first treatment there is a dramatic difference in the taste and smell of their cigarette which gives a negative effect. Acupuncture also helps cleanse nicotine and other chemicals that smokers build up in their body’s over the years. I also advise the patients on the kind of food and drinks they should be eating to reduce the cravings”.

Acupuncture for smoking addiction is most effective after a 5-10 treatments during the first two weeks of quitting, with patients having a higher success rate. How well a patient does to quit also depends on will power and self control, so it’s also important that the patient is really committed to wanting to giving up smoking.

Every year many smokers try quitting but fail. There are many reasons for this, Smoking is said to one of the hardest addictions to quit, but it doesn’t have to be that way. There are serious long term illnesses you may get from smoking, such as cancer, heart disease and more. Think about how much better you will feel after quitting, running around with your children will be easier because your lungs will be cleaner and your body healthier. Be sure you really want to quit and get started. You have plenty to lose by smoking and everything to gain by quitting.

With thanks to Dr. Huafei Li, who treats patients for all kind of problems such as Smoking addiction, Chronic pain, Infertility problems (support for IVF), PCOS, Uterine fibroids, Menopause and more at a leading medical centre in Dubai.