Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicinal practice. Acupuncture involves the technique of inserting extremely thin needles at particular points of our body to simulate and improve the energy flow to certain areas. This ancient technique slowly lost its popularity to the western medicines over a period of time. But now many studies have proven that acupuncture works properly as a cure for many chronic diseases.
Acupuncture is used to treat a variety of health and medical conditions, and some studies show that it can help people quit smoking. Acupressure is based on the same principles as acupuncture but uses manual pressure instead of needles. It has been shown to achieve similar results as acupuncture in helping people quit smoking.
Smoking is a strong, complicated addiction. Quitting smoking is not a simple task. Many people who smoke always have a guilt feeling travelling around them. When they decide to quit smoking, it is been an unachievable race running in front of them. You need a strong support system to help you out with physical and emotional symptoms. Acupuncture is one such support system that can hold and guide you properly to quit smoking.
Curbs the carvings
Acupuncture has been used to combat addiction and curb the carvings. Physical carvings are one of the important aspects of cigarette addiction. Many are worried of the physical carvings while they want to quit smoking. Acupuncture has certain points where they are used to stop these carvings.
“Stop Smoking” Acupuncture point
There is a point is called “Tim Mee,” which is used specifically to stop smoking. It’s located one finger’s width above your wrist crease, on the inside of your arm. It is used solely to help people stop smoking and it does this by altering the way cigarettes taste.
Acupressure points to stop carvings
Apart from the professional acupuncture sessions, you can also use this acupressure in your home. It is a very easy technique you can use it by yourself. Ear massage is one way you can cope with cravings at home. It releases endorphins and these chemicals are natural painkillers. It also stimulates acupuncture points which help balance Qi.
There are many ear massage techniques. You can place your thumbs in the widest upper part of your ears and massage in circular motions. You can massage the small inner crevices and the front of your ear where it attaches to your head. And you can massage your earlobes, with gentle pulls and circular motions.