Our traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncturist, Ruth Irving has supported many smokers in stopping smoking. She uses a specialist ear acupuncture technique called the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association protocol. The N.A.D.A protocol is used succesfully in U.S. and U.K. drug rehabilitation.


As smoking is a powerful addiction, acupuncture may help:

  • reduce cravings
  • manage anxiety and stress
  • control appetitie
  • clear cough and phlegm
  • increase will power

Ruth uses both ear and body acupuncture as often energetic imbalances make it difficult for people to give up smoking.  This combination also supports your body's recovery to good health.  She will discuss your smoking habit with you in detail to identify your smoking triggers and help to devise short-term coping strategies.

Acupuncture is not a 'magic bullet' for stopping smoking.  At least 3 treatments are recommended initially.  As people respond differently to acupuncture, you may need more or less than 3 treatments.  For more information and advice about stopping smoking visit the NHS website here.