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  • Smoking cessation, non-smoking with acupuncture

    Get out of the nicotine addiction

    In Switzerland, about 28% of adolescents and adults smoke tobacco. These are only 2% less than 10 years ago. People who smoke tobacco regularly are addicted to nicotine. Nicotine is one of the substances that are highly addictive within a short time. The burning of tobacco releases numerous carcinogenic substances that the smoker inhales. Many nicotine-dependent people want a life without cigarettes. Since nicotine is extremely addictive, they rarely succeeds, unfortunately. Scientific studies have shown that a combination of counseling and nicotine replacement products offer the best chance to throw the "fag" finally in the trash bin. But there are helpers to facilitate the withdrawal from nicotine addiction.

    Combating addiction with ear acupuncture

    Treatments in TCM are based on the principle of a tree: There is the root (Ben) of evil and the external signs (Biao) in addition. In Western medicine, one speaks of cause (root) and symptoms or complications (external signs). The therapeutic principle of Ben and Biao use TCM specialists to fight against nicotine addiction in the form of acupuncture. Ear acupuncture is particularly suitable as a supportive therapy for addictions. This treatment calms the Yang: inner restlessness, withdrawal symptoms and cravings diminish. Therapy with ear acupuncture takes between two and four weeks. Decisive for the success of the therapy is the willingness of those affected, to quit smoking. The best results is achieved by ear acupuncture in combination with professional advice to stop smoking. Surprisingly, the effect of this combination is greatest for longstanding, heavy smokers.

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