Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
Is there evidence that acupuncture can help a person to stop smoking?
A: 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: www.liv4evr.com/learn_more/quit-smoking.php and at: www.aaom.org/default.asp?pagenumber=48102