Acupuncture is sometimes used as a natural remedy among people looking to quit smoking. Long practiced in traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture involves inserting needles at specific points on the body in order to stimulate the flow of energy (or "chi"). Acupuncture is said to alleviate symptoms often experienced in the attempt to quit smoking.
Auricular Therapy (ear acupuncture) targets specific points that affect the brain, and the craving for nicotine. This therapy is most effectively combined with herbs that lower cravings for cigarettes.