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Can acupuncture really help us quit smoking? Let’s see what the experts say

Can acupuncture really help us quit smoking? Let’s see what the experts say

2021-08-26 13:10:02 Source: Sanjiu Health Church

Translate: Acupuncturist Hua Ying Lyle MSc graduated in the UK

Introduction: We all know that cigarettes are very harmful to us. They contain many harmful substances. There are as many as 69 kinds of light carcinogens. Therefore, quitting smoking has become the first step for many people to keep healthy. But quitting does not mean that you can quit by quitting, because the nicotine in tobacco is addictive. Therefore, many smokers say that they know that smoking is not good and want to quit, but they can’t quit, especially This is especially true for some old smokers. So how to quit smoking has become a topic of concern to everyone.

If you want to quit smoking, you must first understand the harm of tobacco to your body, so as to better alert smokers.

There are many harmful substances in tobacco, such as tar and nicotine. Tar is actually produced after the organic matter in tobacco is re-ignited. This kind of tar can also make people addicted. Of course, the main harm is not addictive, but the carcinogen contained in tar contains a lot of heavy metal components. And some sulfides.

The same is true for nicotine. Nicotine is highly addictive, which is one of the reasons why many people say that cigarettes are difficult to quit, and it also has a certain paralyzing effect on our nerves, making us more dependent. And long-term smoking will cause us to have some yellow teeth, osteoporosis and even lung cancer, oral cancer and other cancers.

Some elderly people who have been smoking for many years may think that after smoking for so many years, it is too late to quit smoking and do not know how long the recovery period will be. So I chose not to quit smoking. But in fact, this view is very wrong. It is not too late to quit smoking. According to research and investigations, the cotinine remaining in the cigarette will be metabolized in about ten days after quitting smoking. At this time, the body The situation will gradually improve. Therefore, no matter what age or time, quitting smoking can have a hateful help effect on the body.

Therefore, quitting smoking is an imperative thing for us. For some friends with stronger perseverance, it is acceptable as long as they bear a little bit. After forming a habit, naturally they will quit. But for most friends, if they haven’t smoked for a period of time, they will be unable to concentrate, or even be in a trance.

But in recent years, with the continuous understanding and development of Chinese medicine, we have gradually discovered a new way to help us quit smoking, which is to quit smoking through acupuncture.

What is acupuncture to quit smoking

Acupuncture to quit smoking is to stimulate acupuncture points to help quit smoking. This acupoint is located between Lieque and Yangxi. When this acupoint is stimulated, smoking patients will feel obvious pain. Therefore, acupuncture is used to stimulate the acupuncture point to suppress smoking cravings.

So is this method effective?

In fact, as early as 1975 and 1976, the United States successively reported on ear acupuncture for smoking cessation. In the mid-1980s, Fang Youan and others in my country first conducted clinical and mechanism research on ear acupuncture for smoking cessation, and subsequently conducted a large number of various acupuncture points for this purpose. experiment. In 1999, Luo Yanning and others conducted acupuncture smoking cessation study. Through stimulation of acupuncture points such as Baihui, Lieque, Sishencong, and Shenmen, it was found that 94.12% of 52 smokers were able to quit smoking effectively. Various studies have shown that acupuncture and moxibustion can indeed help us to quit smoking effectively.

What are the benefits of acupuncture to quit smoking?

Acupuncture smoking cessation is not a drug or other way to quit, therefore, it will not cause certain side effects to the body when quitting smoking. Secondly, research has found that acupuncture smoking cessation can slow down the rate of lung function decline in patients with lung resistance. This plays a role in delaying the disease.