Recently, I did one of the most challenging things in my life; I quit smoking, cold turkey. It was something I have been wanting to do for over a year and as many people know, it is incredibly difficult given how addicting Nicotine is. Luckily, I didn’t have to do it alone. My colleagues helped me through the unbearable first week with Acupuncture. These ear points are an incredible support system while quitting as it helps a lot with the withdrawal symptoms.
*One point is useful for anxiety/irritability and helps control those mood swings and helps dim the intensity of anxiety attacks.
**The second point is for Stomach. This point helps control appetite. The emotion designated with Stomach is also desire and need. So this point also helps a lot with the desire of going back to the Nicotine.
***And Lastly, the third point is for the Lung. When you quit smoking, the lungs start to cleanse themselves and a cough can develop so all the toxins in the lungs are expelled. This ear point helps rid those toxins more efficiently and helps to prevent a chronic cough.
These ear points will not make you magically want to quit smoking. But if and when you find the strength to go for it and get rid of this incredibly addictive toxic habit, acupuncture is an incredible support system and I’m grateful for how much it helped me.
P.S. Thank you to Kat for being my ear model.