Smoking claims the lives of nearly 480,000 US citizens annually. If this statistic doesn't alarm you then perhaps the fact that smoking costs the average user nearly $3000 dollars a year will - talk about an expensive habit. Most smokers do not believe they have the adequate strength or the confidence to quit alone and therefore any successful program that involves smoking cessation is improved when the smoker has support in quitting.
Acupuncture is a therapy that is used to help support the smoker in ditching the habit, once and for all. Acupuncture therapy is prescribed over 2 days in back-to-back visits which are geared towards helping to decrease cravings in the first 48 hours after quitting, this is the time frame it takes nicotine to leave your system.
This same acu-detox program is used at Yale University, addiction and recovery centers, and hospitals across the world to battle everything from alcoholism to opiate addiction.
For additional information on the acupuncture process, such as what to expect from the treatments and how long the process may take please refer to: Acupuncture FAQ