Although most studies indicate no efficacy of acupuncture for smoking cessation, study methodology is weak and problematic. Although most studies indicate no efficacy of acupuncture for smoking cessation, study methodology is weak and problematic.
smoking on average at least 10 cigarettes per day and not in an immunocompromised state
This study includes a screening period in which you will be informed of the study; if you decide to participate you will be asked to sign this study informed consent form. Afterwards you will undergo 2 screening visits in which we will take your medical and smoking histories. If you are found to be eligible you will invited to receive acupuncture treatments. During this study you will be provided with counseling at every visit to help you stop smoking. Full study participation will last about 6 months with 2 visits in 2 weeks prior to starting the medication, 4 acupuncture treatments over 12 weeks (every 4 weeks), 1 follow up visit 1 week after the last acupuncture treatment at week 12, and a final clinic visit at 6 months. There will be one urine pregnancy test for female participants who are of childbearing potential.
6 monthsDavid McFadden
Last updated: 12/05/2012