Santa Monica Acupuncture and Wellness


quit smokingAcupuncture can lead to a clear mind, energy and a good sense of well-being.  It helps people to relax and relieve tension.  Acupuncture can be used to help people recover from addiction problems whether it is drug related or alcohol induced.  Many clinics in the United States have turned to acupuncture to reduce the cravings of the addiction. 

Western science has confirmed that acupuncture can actually change the chemical balance of the body and act on the nervous system.  Traditional Chinese Medicine says that applying acupuncture needles in the ears would actually affect the liver and the kidneys. Acupuncture does not replace conventional therapy but it can assist in the therapeutic process like in counseling and self-help programs.


  •          Physical symptoms of withdrawal are reduced significantly.

  •          Alleviates anxiety, sleep disorders and depression.

  •          Alleviates cravings, aches, sweating, muscle cramping and the like.

Acupuncture Detox programs is an ideal support program for conventional therapy.  It increases the level of comfort, which could achieve better mental and physical stability making counseling and other programs more effective.  Participation in any type of program like the Twelve Step Program, is crucial to sobriety.  Acupuncture has some other benefits such as:

  •          It is safe to use for treating other conditions.

  •          It uses the body's natural chemicals for treatment.

  •          Out-patient based.

  •          Has been a success for over 100 drug treatment clinics in the US and 25 other countries.


A lot of people who smoke don't want to keep puffing on cigarettes anymore, but they find they can't cope with the irritability, anxiety and withdrawal symptoms of quitting. Everyone knows cigarettes are terribly unhealthy, but smokers keep buying them because having "just one more" is easier than doing without them.

Many people try to kick their addiction with e-cigarettes, nicotine gum or patches, but find they aren't able to keep it up for very long. They may go without cigarettes for a little while, but then fall right back in to their bad habits.

People who are struggling to quit should consider quitting smoking with acupuncture.

Acupuncture, the use of sterilized, single-use needles to stimulate nerves, has helped many people quit smoking. It does this by reducing cravings to a point where they're manageable.

The "Tee Mee" point, which is about a finger's width above the wrist crease, is thought to be a particularly effective acupuncture point when it comes to helping people quit smoking.

What many former smokers like about acupuncture (besides its success rate) is that it doesn't use drugs or anything artificial. That stands in stark contrast to medications like Chantix, which have a lengthy list of frightening side effects.

If you live in the Los Angeles area and are interested in learning more about using acupuncture to quit smoking once and for all, you are welcome to contact us at any time. We would be happy to outline the process for you and help you take the first step to that smoke-free future you deserve.


  •          Avoid cigarette smoking and coffee drinking following an acupuncture treatment.

  •          During treatment relax, reflect, meditate or just sit quietly.

  •          Inform the acupuncturist of your current health problems.

For the first 2 days, acupuncture treatments is to be made daily and after that, follow-ups are all you will need.  If a relapse occurs or you experience stress then additional treatment may be needed.

Make a Acupuncture Quit Smoking / Substance Cessation appointment today

(Full payment for entire 2 session treatment course required for appointment)


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Santa Monica Acupuncture and Wellness

Laurel Binder, Doctor of Acupuncture (RILB)

3029 Wilshire Blvd Suite 201

Santa Monica, CA 90403

(310) 564-4325


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