How effective are acupuncture and the related interventions of acupressure, laser therapy and electrostimulation in smoking cessation?
Lack of evidence and methodological problems meant no firm conclusions could be drawn. There was not enough evidence to dismiss the possibility that acupuncture might have an effect greater than placebo.
Acupuncture is used with the aim of reducing the withdrawal symptoms people experience when they try to quit smoking. Related therapies include acupressure, laser therapy and electrical stimulation.