Active Acupuncture - New York - NYC

Experienced Acupuncturists and Healers Serving New York City

Specialists of Acupuncture for Infertility, IVF, Women's Health,
Immune Disorders, Depression, and Pain Relief.

Appointments / Inquiries: (212) 974-2880

Active Acupuncture

Acupuncture for Stopping / Quitting Smoking

Our experience:NYC Stop Smoking Quit Cigarettes Using Acupuncture

  • We have had over 75 patients who sought help with quitting smoking; approximately 65 of them successfully stopped smoking.
  • Typically, 1 week of treatment consisting of 3 acupuncture sessions will completely eliminate nicotine cravings.

The role of acupuncture in nicotine cessation isn't limited to reducing cravings. Acupuncture has also been proven to promote relaxation and better sleep. Moreover, acupuncture can be used to treat many disorders associated with smoking, such as damage to the bronchopulmonary and cardiovascular systems and the symptoms from nicotine withdrawal. In our experience, the effectiveness of acupuncture varies with many factors, including the length of time the patient has been smoking, their overall health, and the frequency of treatment. In many cases, we will also use auricular (ear) acupuncture to help the patient retain the effects of acupuncture between treatments.


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Scientific Literature

Key points from recent publications:

  • A 4 week clinical trial of 238 smokers concluded that acupuncture decreased the amount of cigarettes smoked and the desire to smoke. (more)
  • In a study of 46 smokers who averaged 20 cigarettes a day for 23 years found that acupuncture helped many of them quit completely. (more)
  • Another study showing that acupuncture was significantly more helpful than a placebo in helping people quit smoking. (more)
Quick Facts:
  • Acupuncture has been clinically proven to help smokers quit.
  • Acupuncture can also be used to treat the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal.
  • Studies have shown that acupuncture is not only effective, but it is also cost effective.