Researchers have found that auricular acupressure combined with multimedia instruction for smoking cessation is effective in helping in adolescents quit.

They compared auricular acupressure combined with multimedia instruction with auricular acupressure alone.

Sixty-four participants were assigned to experimental groups according to their preference.

Group 1 received the 10-week program with auricular acupressure plus multimedia instruction; Group 2 received auricular acupressure alone.

‘This study demonstrated the effects of smoking cessation on physical and psychological factors in each group. Statistical between-group differences existed in psychological factors of smoking cessation self-efficacy and nicotine dependence, but not in physical factors of carbon monoxide and cotinine.’

Nursing Times.net, nationwide, April 14, 2010

 

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