3118 N. Sheffield Ave, Suite 1S Chicago, IL 60657
773-525-WELL (9355)

About Us

We have created a comprehensive natural health care practice
that we would want to visit ourselves. We treat our patients
the way we would want to be treated if we were the patient.

Dr. Richard Ezgur

Chiropractic Physician

Greg Bell

Massage Therapist

Katie Hawks

Chiropractic Assistant

Smoking Cessation

The most common question regarding acupuncture for smoking cessation is “Does it work?” The answer is, yes, in about 90% of the cases, cravings are reduced significantly – by about 50-80%. However, acupuncture will not completely eliminate the urge to smoke ever again. To quit for good, you must prepare yourself for what will be a considerable challenge, and know that the acupuncture should help to make the process easier. Before we begin treatment, the doctor will discuss with you the issues listed below. When you have decided that you are ready to quit, the doctor will help you to plan your individual smoking cessation strategy, and treatment will begin.

  1. Deciding versus trying to quit.
  2. Identify and remove/replace obstacles and triggers:
    • Time of day
    • Activities
    • Environments & Situations
    • Friends & Co-workers
    • Friends & Co-workers
  3. Deep breathing & relaxation techniques.
  4. Short-term herbal and/or homeopathic support:
    • Nico-End to reduce craving.
    • Kava-Kava to reduce stress & anxiety.
  5. Exercise
  6. Acupuncture point stimulation: 2-4 times per week, for 2-4 weeks, while
    continuing to monitor symptoms and progress.
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