After several of my treatments, I was down to only a few cigarettes a day, and then I finally quit.
In September of 1999 I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. My surgeon at the time told me he did not want me to worry about quitting smoking until after my treatment. He said this because as I would be going through a lot of stress and change in my life. After I ended my treatment in March of 2000, I was told it was time that I worked on stopping smoking.
I figured I would try the patch, as it was so well advertised and seem to be a great way to quite in about 6 months. Well 6 months later I was still smoking with the patch. Then I asked my doctor for the pills that they talked about, and she gave me the pills. The pills made me feel strange and did not seem to decrease my smoking at all; I may even have smoked more.
At that time, I told my doctor the struggle I was having and that in my heart I really wanted to quit, but was not having any luck. My doctor said she had another patient that had good luck with acupuncture, and gave me a card that her patient had given her. That is when I met Steve Phillips. Steve was so informative, and positive about what acupuncture could do to help me stop smoking. He also explained to me that a lot of stopping is the desire to stop. So I started my acupuncture treatments. It seemed daily that I was smoking less and less. After several of my treatments, I was down to only a few cigarettes a day, and then I finally quit. Because of acupuncture and the support that Steve gave me, I can say I am a non-smoker. When friends asked how I quit, I tell them Acupuncture!! It works!!
Treated (for): Stop Smoking