Stop smoking

If you’ve tried everything from nicotine patches, to e-cigarettes to cold turkey, you know it’s not easy to stop smoking.

Would you like to get your cravings under control?

That’s why I offer individualised Acupuncture plans in York and work in combination with the National Stop Smoking Centre’s special acupuncture programme.
Our success rate is more than 80%.

Time to stop smoking for good!! Image.Here’s just a few benefits of your individualised quit smoking plan:

Build your willpower – giving up an addiction is a trust test of willpower, and when you achieve your goal, you’ll be stronger in other areas of your life.

Truly eradicate the addiction – no nicotine substitutes that make simply replace one addiction with another are used.

Avoid consequential weight gain – many smokers are afraid of the weight gain that seems to be inevitable when their friends quit smoking. Because this is an individualised plan, I will work with you to ensure that your diet works with you rather than against you.

Improved sense of taste and smell – enjoy food again without adding loads of salt that clogs your arteries.

• And of course, your lungs will be healthier – you’ll have less phlegm and a reduced risk of lung cancer.

Stop Smoking York Gold-Award
* I’m proud to announce that I’ve recently received the Gold Award with National Stop Smoking Gold for my outstanding success helping people just like you quit smoking for good.



Research shows that you will increase your quality and duration of life when you quit smoking – the benefits are accumulative so the sooner you quit, the bigger the rewards you’ll reap!

The National Stop Smoking Centre acupuncture programme includes 3 separate acupuncture sessions, with telephone counselling between sessions to provide you with a very rounded programme that will address all of your stop-smoking issues.

In addition, after the acupuncture sessions, you will continue to be cared for by National Stop Smoking Centre AfterCare, which is a specialised counselling service provided to ensure you stay stopped. This is a free service to use as much as you want – for the rest of your life.

I am a qualified, professional member of the National Smoking Cessation Institute and this combined programme is effective in helping you curb nicotine dependence both physically and psychologically.


Here’s what Sue had to say about her experience with quit smoking at York Traditional Acupuncture:

“In October of this year (2011) I felt strong enough to think about giving up smoking. Having tried the usual NHS route and failed, I thought about having acupuncture. I followed the initial advice given to me by Tiziana and came for my first session in October 2011. I can honestly say, hand on heart, that I have not touched a single cigarette since that first visit. With the excellent sessions and the incredible friendly support provided by Tiziana and the National Smoking Cessation Institute it has been a fairly easy journey. I am so grateful and cannot recommend Tiziana enough.”

– Sue McD, York

Results may vary. See over 85 unbiased 5-Star reviews from satisfied clients here.


The cost of the complete stop-smoking programme in York is £195.


So, how can York Traditional Acupuncture help you stop smoking for good?


Every time you smoke, beta-endorphins are released. Beta-endorphins are the natural hormones that make you feel good. When you stop smoking, your body continues to want the extra endorphin release, which is why you crave a cigarette during withdrawal.

Acupuncture for smoking targets specific endorphin-releasing points that help you combat tobacco cravings. Hence, Acupuncture for smoking helps create a sensation which mimics your body’s response to nicotine, creating a generally sedative effect on your nervous system.

Moreover, Acupuncture for smoking helps your body detox, while also strengthening your lungs and your immune system.

My programme – your success

Need Help to Quit Smoking? As well as performing Acupuncture for smoking, my course of acupuncture includes a series of tips and lifestyle techniques that will help you break associations and patterns, whilst re-training and empowering your mind.

While there is no guaranteed way of stopping smoking, it is also true that if you are really ready to quit, Acupuncture for smoking is an effective tool in supporting you to become a non-smoker.

My programme works both on the physiological and psychological aspects of nicotine addiction, and it is essential for you to be determined to quit smoking before coming to see me.

Please contact me for a list of pre-acupuncture suggestions I recommend you follow before your first appointment.

It’s never too late to stop smoking. York Traditional Acupuncture can offer you the support you have been waiting for.



 If you live in York and are ready to stop smoking now- contact Tiziana Bertinotti on 07788 633292 or

Have more questions about how Traditional Acupuncture can help you? Simply contact Tiziana Bertinotti on 07788 633292 or

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Dear patients,

It is with a truly broken heart that I am informing you that I am temporarily closing my clinic from Monday 23rd March 2020. I will re-open it once things get back to normal and once our Government tells us it’s safe to do so.

If you have pre-payed your appointments in a block booking, all of these appointments will be valid once I re-open my clinic.

Please, stay in touch and call me, text me or email me to reschedule your appointments, once things get back to normal.

This situation is also affecting us all financially, so, once you are back, if you feel you cannot afford to pay my full fees, just give me a donation instead. Please do not let the financial aspect put you off having treatments with me in the future.

Thank you so much for all your support. My work is my calling and vocation in life and treating you gives me immense joy. I look forward to re-opening my clinic to seeing you all again soon.

A big hug,

Tiziana xx