Although some smokers report that hypnosis has worked for them, scientific review has not shown it to be an effective stand alone treatment for smoking cessation. (1) Hypnosis may be effective as a complementary therapy for relaxation and stress relief. If you want to try acupuncture, be sure you go to a skilled, certified practitioner.
1. Fiore MC, Jaen CR, Baker TB, et al. Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update. Clinical Practice Guideline. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department