Acupuncture for Nicotine Addiction

Struggling with Nicotine addiction? Acupuncture can help. 

Despite all the well-researched facts regarding the negative effects of smoking, people continue to smoke cigarettes because of the addictive nature of nicotine. Acupuncture has been shown to have great success with treating the full range of addictions and addictive behavior, and has been proven to be especially useful and successful in helping people stop smoking. 


Acupuncture works to adjust cravings by balancing the body’s brain chemistry and also helps heal the physical damage the body undergoes from smoking. There are many recognized protocols to help people with nicotine addiction. Protocols often use ear points alone or along with other body points to help balance a person’s overall constitution. In this technique, fine needles are inserted into a set of five acupuncture points on the ear. In general, one can expect frequency of visits to 

be several times per week for the first week or two (recommendations vary per acupuncturist and patient’s condition). 


Acupuncture, the most well-known traditional Chinese medical procedure, is the practice of inserting thin needles into the body at specific points to relieve pain or treat a disease. Acupuncture triggers spontaneous healing reactions in the body, and scientific studies have proven its efficacy for treating inflammation, pain, depression and a host of other disorders.