Free Acupuncture for Great American Smokeout, AOMA, Austin, TX

Since 2001, AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine has offered free acupuncture treatments for people who want to quit smoking, in conjunction with the Great American Smokeout.

Quitting smoking can be a very challenging. Factors such as nicotine cravings, increase in anxiety, weight gain, irritability, and sickness due to detoxification can all be contributing factors for people failing to quit. However, continuing to smoke leads to more complicated health issues such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema, various forms of cancer and the decline in reproductive organs making it harder for women to get pregnant. The National institute on Drug Abuse found that tobacco use kills approximately 440,000 Americans each year and one out of every five of those deaths is the result of smoking.

As knowledge becomes more accessible about these health risks more people are choosing to kick the habit. According to the American Lung Association the number of smokers between 1965 and 2008 has decreased by more than 50 percent. The Center of Disease Control and Prevention reported that in 2008 an estimated 51.1 million adults were formal smokers and of the 45 million current adult smokers 57.9 percent of these smokers stopped smoking at least one day in order to try to quit smoking completely.

In honor of National smokeout day AOMA is offering free acupuncture to help smokers kick the habit for good! Acupuncturist will be at the North clinic on W. Anderson lane on Thursday, November 17 and the South clinic on West Gate Blvd. on Friday, November 18. Both days acupuncturists will be treating from 9am to 4pm. No appointments are necessary and special discount booklets will be offered for follow-up care treatments.

The acupuncturists will use a treatment called the NADA protocol. This protocol consists of five acupuncture needles in the ear because the ear is a micro system for the whole body. This protocol was discovered by a neurosurgeon in Hong Kong in 1972 to relieve symptoms of craving associated with drug withdrawal, but became an official protocol in 1985 by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA). This protocol is found in detoxification centers in hospitals all across the nation for over thirty years. In 2000 Yale University School of Internal Medicine conducted research and found the NADA protocol demonstrates effectiveness for various kinds of addicts such as heroin, cocaine, and methadone.

Frontier Medical Institute found that the NADA protocol is effective for smokers because it counteracts the drop in dopamine levels, the neurotransmitters of pleasure that smokers miss when they begin to detoxify. Since nicotine addiction operates on the same pathways as cocaine, heroin, and methadone addicts the NADA protocol is able to help smokers get over the “initial hump” of smoking and produce an increase in dopamine to relieve tension, anxiety, and mood.

Acupuncture is an effective way to treat smoking cessation because it helps the patient to get over cravings, anxiety, insomnia, decrease in energy, night sweats, dryness, and weight gain without the negative side effects of antidepressants, nicotine patches and gum. Recognition of Oriental medicine as an important and necessary part of American healthcare is on the rise. Acupuncture is increasingly covered by major insurance plans in the U.S., and AOMA is a preferred provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare, and the Seton Health Plan.

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Welcome to Acupuncture Wellness Center – Acupuncture Clinic in Baton Rouge, LA

At Acupuncture Wellness Center of Baton Rouge, we provide gentle, safe and effective medical care using acupuncture and other forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). At our acupuncture clinic, we pride ourselves with listening to patient’s concerns and do our best to answer any questions before beginning treatment. Call today (225) 925-1188 or go to

Owner, and primary practitioner of our acupuncture clinic, Stewart Sommers, will be glad to answer any of your questions. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!

If you are looking for an acupuncture practice in Baton Rouge, look no further than Acupuncture Wellness Center. We are located in the Mid-City area at the corner of Jefferson Hwy. and Goodwood Blvd.

Our address is:
Acupuncture Wellness Center
711 Jefferson Hwy. #8
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

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Two common questions I often hear
are does acupuncture work does acupuncture hurt
we practice a gentle style here at Acupuncture Wellness Center
Patients often feel very little if
anything upon insertion of needles
And yes of course acupuncture works
not for everyone for everything
but it’s a viable option for many
and most people who come to our clinic
for treatment respond quite favorably
My name is Stewart Sommers and I’m the owner and primary practitioner
Acupuncture Wellness Center. First time patients to Acupuncture Wellness Center can
expect to find a comfortable and professional atmosphere
I sit down one on one with new patients
ask them
general information about the medical
history and specifically
ask questions and get to know the
situation regarding the condition
or conditions for which they are seeking treatment and most importantly or answer any questions
they may have
before we proceed. I’ve had a few people
ask me why would I need acupuncture.
I don’t have any pain
I can’t think of any other reason I may need to come in. I let them know that may be
the case
but keep in mind that the way
acupuncture and Chinese medicine works
is it helps in large part regulate body
It cues the immune system which can help
with general immune function and in
moderating and
reducing stress levels so much of our
body function
just works better.
Our website is acupuncture BR dot com and on it you’ll find general information
about acupuncture and Chinese medicine
specific information about our
clinic including testimonials from patients who have benefited from treatment
here at Acupuncture Wellness Center.

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Acupuncture is Dangerous!

Acupuncture is Dangerous! Here’s what to do FIRST! I do believe that Acupuncture can very beneficial to people and acupuncture, or needling, can be one part of pain relief and human health! But, so many of my friends, family, students, and fellow humans want a quick and easy fix when it comes to health! Acupuncture done alone can be dangerous because it gives people a false sense of healing and health. If acupuncture alone is performed then temporary health may be achieved but the pain or illness will show it’s ugly head again.

I believe in 5 steps to attaining health holistically. The 5 steps must be completed in order from 1 to 5 with acupuncture being given only AFTER the first 4 steps have been tried! Here they are:
1. Diet
2. Exercise
3. Herbs
4. Massage
5. Acupuncture

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