Can acupuncture help to quit smoking?

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:
and also at:

I suggest you consult with a licensed practitioner to determine the proper course of action.

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