PHOENIX—If you find yourself vowing to quit smoking for the fifth year in a row, then it’s time to try an alternative to the usual smoking suppressants.
According to Luzivone Damaceno, Licensed Acupuncturist of Suddenly Slimmer Day & Med Spa in Phoenix, more and more smokers are taking advantage of a long-time treatment that originated in China—acupuncture.
Damaceno says that acupuncture balances the nervous system which aids in controlling the cravings smokers get. By inserting disposable needles in special points on the ear, hand and wrist, acupuncture naturally tunes into the body’s relaxation response and reduces sensitivity to pain. While smokers will assert that smoking helps them to relax from their hectic life, acupuncture tells the body that it is already in a relaxed state, therefore, re-iterating that smoking is not needed to achieve it.
Further, acupuncture has been known to increase the production of endorphins, also known as chemical painkillers naturally produced by the body. Endorphins can help smokers feel content and take away the nicotine cravings they get.
Damaceno, who is a certified acupuncturist for 23 years, offers acupuncture treatments at Suddenly Slimmer Med Spa to help smokers quit. At Suddenly Slimmer Med Spa, a typical acupuncture treatment program consists of the three (3) sessions during the first week when the withdrawal symptoms are greatest. Damaceno suggests two (2) follow-up treatments during the second week. And finally, to insure long-term effectiveness, she recommends occasional follow-up visits for two to three months after the initial series. The price per session ranges from $125 to $155.
For more information on how acupuncture can help in your New Year’s resolution to quit smoking, please contact Jeanie Marcelino at 602-952-8446 EX: 2006 or e-mail her at [email protected]
Suddenly Slimmer Day & Med Spa is proud to be in business since 1988 in Phoenix. The spa offers the latest Wellness, MedSpa, Weight Loss and Day Spa services in Phoenix Arizona, as well as holistic medicine treatments. Suddenly Slimmer Med Spa is committed to the quality of service it provides for each client and uses the best products and innovative beauty techniques in the industry.