The Skeptic Detective

How do you quit smoking? Luckily I’ve never had to deal with this myself, but I’ve seen family and friends struggle with it, and others shrug the habit off with barely a second thought. For those who struggle, there is often a sense of desperation and defeat involved in their fight against this crippling, deadly addiction.

It was with interest that I received an email today, from Natural Practitioner Magazine, which briefly mentioned the possible effectiveness of hypnosis and acupuncture in smoking cessation. You know I was interested!

As it turns out, the email was rehashing a Reuters article, Want to quit smoking?

The bottom line is that the American Journal of Medicine published a meta-analysis of 14 trials looking at non-pharmaceutical methods of smoking cessation, and that there is some evidence that hypnosis and acupuncture are effective.

What the Natural Practitioner Magazine left out is that the meta-analyses…

View original post 385 more words

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s