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Acupuncture For Smoking Cessation

6/26/2012
During a visit to see Dr. Hill at Women's Wellness Center, I picked up a brochure on acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapy and was intrigued. I have friends who use acupuncture as a form of treatment for back spasms and chronic pain, but I had no idea it could be a form of therapy for tobacco cessation. When I finally decided I was ready to quit and didn't want to trade one addiction for another, (i.e. nicotine replacement therapy) I decided to give it a try. Gina was very upfront about the treatment and the commitment required for successful completion and I felt encouraged by her enthusiasm. I was a 30 year smoker who began the treatment on a Monday and by the end of the week I was amazed when I realized that I was no longer even thinking about smoking. I just completed my therapy and I have no doubt that I'll be able to remain smoke free thanks to Gina and her encouragement. If you're seeking an alternative treatment that doesn't replace one habit with another, I would highly recommend acupuncture.....it's painless and actually relaxing!

Thanks very much to Gina and Women's Wellness Center for offering this great alternative therapy! - P.B.