Am J Med. 1983 Dec; 75(6): 1033-6.
Effective treatment for smoking cessation.
An effective method of cigarette smoking cessation using acupuncture is described. From May 1976 to December 1982, 514 patients were treated. Of 339 evaluable patients, 297 stopped smoking, for a success rate of 88 percent. In a two-year follow-up, the rate of relapse was 31 percent. The possible mechanisms by which this technique works are discussed.