Monday, May 7, 2012

Acupuncture quit smoking

  • Acupuncture and hypnosis have been promoted as drug-free ways to help smokers kick the habit, and there is some evidence that they work, according to a research review that looked at 14 international studies.
  • (Stuff)
  • looked at needle acupuncture around the ear (the area typically targeted for smoking cessation). Six months later, nine percent of the real-acupuncture group had quit, as had six percent of the sham-acupuncture group.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • the area typically targeted for smoking cessation, reported a lower success rate. Only nine per cent of those who were given acupuncture had quit after six months compared with six percent who stopped smoking without the treatment.
  • (ABC Online)
  • the staff and readers tried many different ways to quit smoking, from reflexology, laser acupuncture, 'stop-smoking' applications, nicotine patches and gum, hypnotherapists, and finally electronic cigarettes.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • The campus is dotted with No Smoking signs, even on the outside steps. And the county encourages quitting as part of its Vitality program, an interactive website that awards healthcare discounts for working out, taking classes or earning first-aid certification.
  • (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
  • 20 Give up smoking Just in case you need another reason to quit. It deprives the skin of oxygen and model Marie Helvin are big fans (
  • (Daily Telegraph)

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