Smoking is a bad habit that is harmful to health. According to scientists, the smoke contains more than 100 kinds of toxic compounds such as nicotine, tobacco tar, benzopyrene and carbon monoxide. It is associated with the pathogenesis of human coronary heart disease, hypertension, chronic bronchitis, emphysema and many other diseases. It can increase the incidence of a variety of malignant tumors, and found that death from lung cancer and smoking related to as much as 80%, and lung cancer has become one of the number one killer threatening Chinese health. Recent studies have shown that the hysteresis caused by smoking can only be reflected in about 20 years. At present, some lung cancer deaths correspond to the smoking patterns of the 1970s. At that time, smoking was subject to votes, and cigarette production was not high. In the past 20 years, the mortality rate of lung cancer in China will also rise. Smoking can also cause fetal malformations and promote the development of certain congenital diseases. Therefore, controlling smoking is much better for improving health, preventing disease, and prolonging life than any single method of preventive medicine. As early as 1980, the World Health Organization (W.H.O) launched the global smoking cessation campaign with the slogan “To smoke or to be healthy, to choose”, and announced the annual World Smoking Cessation Day. In recent years, in addition to the use of administrative measures to ban smoking in certain public places, many countries have also prevailed in the form of smoking cessation methods. Such as hypnotherapy, electro-shock therapy and so-called deprivation sensory therapy (ie, the smoker is shut down in a completely dull, inanimate, silent room to quit smoking) and so on. However, the effect is only about 20%, which is quite unsatisfactory.

The use of acupuncture to quit smoking can be described as a sudden rise. Acupuncture and smoking cessation has not been recorded in ancient Chinese acupuncture and moxibustion books. It is a development of modern acupuncture and health care. This method was first proposed by foreign physicians in the 1950s. But it was widely carried out in the 1970s, including Japan, the United States, France, the former Soviet Union and other countries. Because of its simple and economical method, the effect is rapid and obvious, without any side effects, it is increasingly valued by medical workers in various countries and welcomed by smokers. It is now available in many countries around the world. Since the early 1980s, the clinical reports on acupuncture and smoking cessation in China have begun to increase rapidly. And soon leap to the top of the country.

The specific acupoint stimulation method for acupuncture and smoking cessation is the most widely used ear acupuncture. In addition, there are application needles, electroacupuncture, acupoint laser irradiation, nasal needles and needles. Through the observations of tens of thousands of smoking cessation cases in various countries around the world, although the effects of acupuncture stimulation methods, smokers' daily smoking and age, and other factors are different, the effect of acupuncture and smoking cessation exists. Differences, but the total efficiency is generally around 70% to 90%. Some rules have been preliminarily summarized: the shorter the smoke age, the less daily smoking, and the active smoking cessation, the effect is generally better; while the smoke age is long, the smoke addiction and passive smoking cessation, the efficiency is relatively low. After acupuncture, many people who received treatment reported that the smell of tobacco became bitter, violent or light, and there was a grassy smell. Some felt that the throat was dry and uncomfortable when smoking, regardless of the swallowing of the smoke; some even could not finish one. The smoke is unwilling to suck again. However, there are also a few people who have temptation, drooling, nausea and other withdrawal symptoms after the first acupuncture, but they can gradually disappear after continuing treatment.

Acupuncture to quit smoking, mainly due to the role of psychological factors, or rely on the regulation of physiological function activities? In this regard, scholars at home and abroad have done a lot of work. It has been basically confirmed that acupuncture cessation is based on material, and it is mainly not dependent on psychological factors. Of course, the psychological state of the quitters also has an important impact on the smoking cessation effect. From the clinical data, passive or forced quitters often fail to insist on quitting, and the long-term efficacy is also poor.

The problems of acupuncture, such as the recurrence rate of acupuncture and smoking cessation, are not stable enough.

Acupuncture and moxibustion regulation

In the enthusiasm of various ways to quit smoking, "Are you sing and I am on the stage", acupuncture treatment is gradually becoming familiar. With the eve of the 17th "World No Tobacco Day" on May 31, the emergence of the first Chinese medicine cessation clinic in Beijing Acupuncture and smoking cessation has once again attracted the attention of countless people. What is the relationship between the two?

Acupuncture and smoking cessation is a method of overall regulation. It is through acupuncture related acupuncture points, regulates systemic symptoms, intervenes in psychological and environmental aspects, and helps smokers to formulate reasonable living habits. At the same time, acupuncture does not simply rely on the smell of smoke to say goodbye to tobacco, it can also relieve the symptoms of headache, upset and other symptoms in the process of smoking cessation.

Acupuncture and smoking cessation generally take the form of Wang not staying in the ear and matching the body needle, about 2-3 times a week. Chinese medicine believes that the ear is not simply an isolated auditory organ, but a small whole, which is equivalent to a microcosm of the human body. All parts of the body are closely related to the auricle through the meridian. In addition, the entire ear is more abundant in nerve distribution, and thus plays a role in regulating the whole body by gently and persistently stimulating some parts of the ear corresponding to the human body.

Usually, the doctor will select the ear, which corresponds to the lungs, mouth, stomach, spleen and other acupuncture points of the human body. The Chinese medicine king does not stay in the line, and is fixed with a tape. Pressing the food and thumb to acid, hemp, swelling or pain will have a effect. . Stay in the ear for about 3 days in the summer, and stay in the ear for 5-7 days in the winter. If it falls off, you can go to the hospital for replacement at any time. After pressing the auricular points, it can also be combined with the body acupuncture to enhance the curative effect. According to the individual's physical condition and condition, acupuncture and smoking points and Hegu, Shenmen, Zusanli and other points. If there are other illnesses, you can also use the symptomatic Chinese herbal medicine decoction for tea.