Lose some (very) bad habits is not always easy. And if you tried to stop smoking with non-drug therapies?

You want to stop smoking but do not want to go through nicotine replacement therapy or with medication? Gentle methods, whose effects were controlled, exist. So, before choosing, quick overview of these smoking cessation aids.


By inserting fine needles into specific points on the body, and the leaving time, acupuncture must have the effect of causing the patient a disgusting tobacco. It takes 4 to 5 sessions for a successful outcome. Benefits: Social Security supports consultation and there are no adverse effects of treatment.


Like acupuncture, it is to work on a specific part of the body to produce either a disgusting tobacco is an annihilation of craving for nicotine. Here is the ear, or more particularly a very precise area of ​​the ear, which will be “irritated” by a staple or a nylon thread, we will keep in place for about 3 weeks. Patients may experience irritability and / or behavioral compensator (bulimia). Warning: the installation of wire or staple is normally not supported, it takes a hundred euros.



These micro-injections of a mixture of low-dose products in tobacco, on acupuncture points. As for acupuncture, these injections induce a disgusting tobacco in the patient. This treatment, no other side effects than mild discomfort or bruising few microphones at injection, is reimbursed by social security.


Everybody, or almost, knows the principle of homeopathy: take, at fixed times, granules containing minute quantities of active ingredients. Here, it is extracted from tobacco, so that the cessation is gradual. Treatment is most often spread over 4 to 8 weeks. This method is more suitable for smoking addiction which is less (if you smoke a pack of cigarettes per day, this may be a bit too “soft” for you). Consultations with a homeopath are reimbursed at 75% of the agreement, and the granules prescribed to 35%.


In medical hypnosis, the practitioner “induced” in the patient a progressive tobacco disgust. We must, of course, that it is responsive, which is not the case with everyone. Again, Social Security supports the treatment (if the physician has an agreement), and no adverse effects is noted.


Here the goal is to understand why the patient smokes and how it can act on what he deems undesirable behavior. In principle psychotherapy must be coupled with a nicotine replacement therapy or medication such as Zyban or Champix, to prevent the risk of recurrence. The motivation of the “future ex-smoker” has to be particularly large to be used as a stopping method without addition!