As everyone knows, smoking is a major health hazard. However, quitting is easier said than done. HealthQuest, an established healthcare center located at Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn, New York, offers an effective solution with auricular therapy. The treatment helps people quit smoking by addressing the nicotine addiction.
Auricular therapy is safe and effective. Addiction occurs when the brain chemicals are out of balance and auriculotherapy restores that balance. The treatment involves electrical stimulation on the surface of ear reflex points. This releases endorphins that suppress the cravings for nicotine and also reduce anxiety and withdrawal symptoms.
Auricular therapy is relatively pain-free, drug-free, and cost-effective system to quitting. At HealthQuest, we offer personalized smoking cessation programs that address both the physiological and psychological aspects of nicotine addiction.
Usually, one treatment is all that is needed though some people require multiple treatments. We offer a variety of treatment programs designed to fit every patients needs. For those who adhere to the treatment plan, the success rate of auriculotherapy for smoking cessation could be as high as 75%.
If you are motivated and ready to quit, our auriculotherapy treatment can provide a permanent solution to your nicotine cravings.
What is Auricular Therapy?
It involves the micro-electric stimulation of the nerves on the outer ears.
How long has it been used?
It has been in use for over 35 years. We have used it in our office since 2000.
How does auricular therapy work?
The treatment triggers the release of naturally occurring substances called endorphins, which eliminate symptoms of withdrawal and nicotine craving.
Are there any side effects?
No, there are no known side effects. However, pacemakers and pregnancy are contraindications.
Is it painful?
No. Most patients report a painless treatment.
How long does a treatment session take?
Treatment and orientation takes about an hour.
What is the success rate?
We track our results by following up with patients at regular intervals. We have found a consistent success rate of 75%.
To learn more about auriculotherapy and how it works for smoking cessation, contact our NY health care center - dial 718-769-2521.