According to World Health Organization (WHO), the smoking addiction is a mental neurogenic disease, in which the brain becomes dependent on the nicotine. Study confirmed that tobacco smoke contains many harmful substances such as nicotine, tar, carbon monoxide, and that smoking is associated with many serious diseases including lung cancer, Cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and chronic bronchitis.
Auricular acupuncture protocol is used around the world to help people deal with and recover from substance abuse. The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association give the (NADA) protocol based on the lots of research. NADA protocol involves the gentle placement of up to five small, sterilized disposable needles into specific sites on each ear. The treatments can Reduced cravings for nicotine, alcohol and drugs, minimized withdrawal symptoms as well as to help with the emotional, physical and psychological attributes involved in addictions.
The therapy, with the advantages of rapid effects, little side effects and inexpensiveness, is way better than the routine nicotine replacement therapy.
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