I love treating people who want to stop smoking.
The jury is out regarding the across-the-board effectiveness of acupuncture in helping smokers give it up. The jury is also out on the use of pharmaceuticals. Acupuncture can be an effective non-pharmacologic strategy, yet society deems drug therapies mainstream, and doctors continue to prescribe them, despite documented adverse effects and mixed results.
Acupuncture can help the individual bridge the gap between addiction and being nicotine-free. Stress is intrinsic to smoking addiction, whether underlying the urge to pick up a smoke or the fear and anxiety involved in breaking the habit. Acupuncture is inherently relaxing; it enables the body to recover from stress.
The initial treatment in my office takes about an hour and fifteen minutes. Follow-ups are one hour. If you want to stop smoking, you will find an acupuncture treatment a useful tool and a surprisingly pleasant experience.
Please call 845-255-1200 for a free consultation so I can help you through the process of quitting cigarettes.
William Weinstein, M.S., L.Ac., is a licensed acupuncturist in private practice in New Paltz and Manhattan. A diplomate in acupuncture of the National Certification Commission on Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, he holds a Master of Science degree from Tri-State College of Acupuncture and Master of Arts in Psychology from the New School for Social Research. He is former Interim Director of Clinical Training of Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City.
©2012 William Weinstein, L.Ac.