Smoking addiction is due to the nicotine inhaled into the bloodstream, which then occupies the brain endorphin receptor sites. Endorphins are natural opium-like chemicals released by the brain that make us feel good. Its release is stimulated mainly by physical exercise and spiritual activities such as praying or meditation.
Nicotine suppresses the brain's production of endorphins and occupies the receptor sites in the brain, making the smoker feel good as long as he continues smoking. When a smoker stops smoking, the endorphin receptor sites remain empty and unstimulated, making the smoker feel the familiar uncontrollable withdrawal symptoms and the intense craving to smoke. The problem is that nicotine suppresses natural endorphin production to such a low level that takes many weeks or months to recover.
Acupuncture is believed to stimulate natural brain endorphin release, bypassing the long wait for natural endorphin production, thus removing the craving for smoking.
Please be aware that with any wellness program, individual results may very.
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