Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
Can acupuncture help a person to stop smoking?
A: Yes, acupuncture can assist in cravings and dependencies. There are several treatment protocols that work to curtail cravings and dependencies. In 2000, Yale University conducted a study of the NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) protocol and its effectiveness in smoking cessation. You can find the research findings at: www.liv4evr.com/learn_more/quit-smoking.php
and also at: www.aaom.org/default.asp?pagenumber=48102
I suggest you consult with a licensed practitioner to determine the proper course of action.