Acupuncture For Quit Smoking ( Case 2 )

Male, 35 years old, Abbotsford BC

This patient came to our clinic to quit smoking, He had been smoking for 7 years, about 8 cigarettes per day. It is the first time to do acupuncture and it is the first time for him to quit smoking. This young man looks very strong and his pulse is deep, wiry and rapid. His tongue is red with thin, yellow coating. This showed that he has stress and his liver Qi stagnation turns into fire.

For this patient, the treatment focused on calming emotion, and reducing the craving for smoking.

Acupuncture points: . Tianmei , Hegu (LI 4), Zusanli (ST 36), Sanyinjiao (SP 6), and Taichong (LR 3) , Neiguan (PC 6) .

After the first treatment, he did not come back until one and half month later. He told me that after the first time treatment he drop the cigarettes from 8 to 1, and he think it is effective and want to continue the treatment. I did the second time treatment last week, I hope this time he can quit smoking completelly.

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