At Tarrytown Functional Medicine, Jill Fetell, MD, treats smokers with a combination of acupuncture and nutritional supplements, such as magnesium. “The acupuncture protocol is effective for addictions of any kind, including smoking,” says Fetell. To arm patients against cravings between visits, she suggests massaging certain pressure points, including:
Tim Mee – “Used exclusively for smoking cessation, to alter the way cigarettes taste,” says Fetell, referring to the point located just above the crease of the wrist on the palmar thumb side of the arm.
The Lung Point – This point is located right above the earlobe, on the lower part of the ear cavity.