Medical Acupuncture for Tobacco Cessation

Medical acupuncture is a method to promote natural healing and improve body function by inserting tiny needles are into points of the body. The needles are very thin and are made of stainless steel. It is performed by a doctor trained and licensed in Western medicine and trained in acupuncture as a specialty practice.

Medical acupuncture is not covered by the student health fee; there is a cost for this service. 

Benefits of Medical Acupuncture

  • Encourages the body's internal organs to correct imbalances in their digestion, absorption, and energy production activities.
  • Promotes the circulation of energy through energy lines (meridians).
  • Treats withdrawal and detoxification of habit-forming substances.
  • Promotes body's natural healing abilities.
  • Encourages physical and emotional well-being.

How many treatments do I need?

A well-motivated client who quit smoking might need up to three visits within the first week, two the second, and one after. The frequency and total number of visits will depend on the problem and on the individual.

Individuals experience acupuncture differently. Most feel only minimal pain while the needles are inserted, while some feel no pain at all. There is no pain once the needles are in place.

Side Effects 

Changes in appetite, sleep, bowel, urination, or emotions. Deep relation, mild disorientation. Minimal risk of skin irritation, bruising, and infection from needling.