I wanted to know the degree of efficiency of acupuncture in the treatment of addictions ( tobacco ) . Is acupuncture sufficient or do we need to add botanical medicine ( herbal medicine ) to it ?
As for acupuncture points, the only ones that come up to my mind are: a point located between LI 5 and LU 7, Bitong and that's about it. I'm not specialized in the treatment of addictions. I'm sure we can also some add some ear points such as Shenmen, Liver...............I know there's a protocol, NADA which is used for detoxifying, but have note been trained with.
What I need to know is how effective acupuncture can be in the treatment of addictions, how long would a treatment cycle be, which "basic points " ( appart from the treatment of the Ben and Biao ) could be used to treat that condition, and I herbal medicine should also be used.
Thanks a lot,