Stop Smoking

Nearly seven out of ten smokers wish they could quit. If you’re one of those seven, you are to be congratulated. No matter what your reason for wanting to quit, stopping smoking is one of the smartest, most effective ways to improve your health and well-being.

At Mattingly Chiropractic, we know quitting on your own can be a nightmare both physically and emotionally. That’s why we developed our Stop Smoking program—to help you quit smoking for good.

Escaping Nicotine Withdrawal

The biggest hurdle to overcome in quitting smoking is the onset of nicotine withdrawal symptoms. If you’ve tried to quit before, you’ve likely experienced symptoms such as:

Anxiety or jumpiness

Low moods or sadness

Trouble sleeping


Feeling grumpy, grouchy or irritable

Increased hunger

Weight gain

Foggy thinking

Poor concentration
And, of course, the big one: intense cravings for tobacco products. To help our patients break free from tobacco, we support them with our Stop Smoking program. This program utilizes auricular acupuncture to improve our patients’ rate of success.

Auricular Acupuncture

The word “auricular” means “relating to the ear.” There are specific acupuncture points in the ear that help reduce nicotine withdrawal symptoms, making it easier to quit smoking. Dr. Dusty treats these points with a low-level laser also known as a “cold” laser. This painless treatment stimulates these acupuncture points to ease withdrawal symptoms and help a person through the difficult first week or so. When withdrawal symptoms are mild or non-existent, it’s so much easier to begin a new, tobacco-free life.

This method of treatment for smoking cessation has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Dusty trained on this method of treatment so he could bring its benefits to patients struggling with quitting smoking. A cold laser can also be beneficial for patients suffering from pain related to injury, inflammation or neuropathy.

Dr. Dusty’s auricular acupuncture results have been so remarkable that some patients fly in from out of town to get his help while they quit smoking

Save Your Health and Your Money

Just think, with our Stop Smoking program you can be free of nicotine addiction, vastly improve your health and save thousands in tobacco product costs the first year alone.

Would you like to learn more about how auricular acupuncture can help you quit smoking? Call Mattingly Chiropractic in St. Louis now at 314-635-1008. Let us explain the Stop Smoking program to you and tell you about our results. We would love to help you achieve a healthier, tobacco-free life!