Auriculotherapy (also called Auricular Therapy) is a proven, effective tool to help you quit smoking by minimizing cravings and calming the nervous system. This tool works on any nicotine related habit. Chew, nicotine gum, e-cigarettes (they contain nicotine) etc. Nicotine is an addictive chemical found in cigarettes.
Our Auriculotherapy procedure uses a very mild, electronic stimulation on the outside of both ears. This treatment is similar to ear acupuncture but it uses no needles. The actual treatment takes 10 to 15 minutes.
When you first start smoking, your body tells you it's a bad idea by causing nausea, coughing, and dizziness. As you continue to smoke, the nicotine causes the body to close down these receptors, creating an addiction. These points, when electronically stimulated, send a message to the brain that acts like a reset button for your nicotine receptors. The nicotine receptors open back up eliminating withdrawal symptoms caused by nicotine addiction.
Our procedure makes you feel like you just don't need nicotine. This allows you to focus on changing your habits and lifestyle effectively.
In order to successfully stop smoking you must break the habits associated with your nicotine addiction. We teach a very simple and effective method to overpower the triggers that tell you it's time to smoke. This part of the appointment takes about 10 minutes. When you leave, you will have all the tools necessary to change these habits. It takes about 7 days to get a new habit started and 21 days to "lock" it in.