Battling a smoking addiction is not easy. Acupuncture provides an alternative approach to help decrease cravings, irritability, and withdrawal symptoms. The NADA protocol of uses 5 fine needles and/or light electrical stimulation to specific points in the ear as well as a few body points. It is a painless procedure that takes 5 to 20 minutes with the patient typically being treated twice a week for three weeks then once a week as needed.