Acupuncture to stop smoking: Research

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Addictions | 0 comments

A short course of acupuncture led to reduction or even cessation of smoking in a trial carried out by researchers in Norway. Acupuncture is a popular treatment for smoking cessation, although there have been few studies of its effectiveness. Doctors at the University of Oslo have carried out a trial on 46 smokers, assigning one group to acupuncture using the points linked to quitting smoking. The other group acted as a control, receiving acupuncture on points not linked to quitting smoking. Everyone got two treatments a week for three weeks and were also encouraged to give themselves ear acupressure four times a day during this time. This technique involves applying...

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