Author: Song, LZ
Section of Community Medicine, The Fourth People's Hospital of Jinan, Shandong 250014, China). Lymdf@sohu.com
Conference/Journal: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu.
Date published: 2008 Feb
Other: Volume ID: 28 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 133-4 , Special Notes: [Article in Chinese] , Word Count: 131
OBJECTIVE: To observe therapeutic effect of acupuncture combined with auricular point sticking and pressing for smoking cessation. METHODS: Body acupoints for acupuncture, Jieyan (two horizontal fingers above styloid process of radius), Shenmen (HT 7), Zhongwan (CV 12), Zusanli (ST 36), Sanyingjiao (SP 6). Main ear acupoints: Kou (mouth), Fei (lung), Shenmen, and adjuvant ear points: Shenshangxian (adrenal gland), Wei (stomach), Xin (heart), Neifenmi (endocrine), Qiguan (trachea), Gan (liver). The treatment was given once daily, 6 sessions constituting one course, and the therapeutic effects were observed after 4 courses. RESULTS: Thirty-six were cured, 12 cases were effective, 5 cases were ineffective. CONCLUSION: Acupuncture combined with auricular point sticking and pressing has reliable therapeutic effect for smoking cessation, but it is needed that the patient cooperates actively and has the will of smoking cessation, so as to avoid re-taking smoking.