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February 3, 2011 @ 4:48 pm

Why are you lighting up?


Tina Schumacher a Licensed Acupuncturist and owner of Muscle Therapy & Acupuncture Center in White Pigeon, Michigan joins the show. She says if you can make come kind of connection as to the reason one may be lighting up and to what portion is emotional and changes need to be made to break this bad unhealthy habit.

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Tina Schumacher started her practice in 1985 as a sports massage therapist. Trained by Dr. Myk Hungerford of the Sports Massage Training Institute (SMTI) of Encinitas, California, she became certified in Sports Massage. She worked with the Sports Massage Team of Indiana for 10 years from 1985-1995 providing sports massage at all the NCAA collegiate events in Indianapolis, IN. These included, Track & Field, Summer Olympic Trials, World Judo, World Gymnastics, & World Masters Swimming. Because of her experience she was invited to provide sports massage at the 1988 Winter Olympics at Calgary, Canada and the 1996 Centennial Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.

Schumacher, impressed with the healing capabilities of massage on her patients of all ages, explored other areas of complementary medicine and became a Nationally Board Certified Acupuncturist in 1998 graduating from the Midwest College in Racine, Wisconsin. That same year, with an increasing client base and need for more treatment rooms, Schumacher built the Centerís current facility with 7 treatment rooms and office space for a growing staff.

Today Schumacher operates a multi-disciplined clinic with Certified Acupuncturists, Massage Therapists and a Chiropractor on site. She specializes in Acupuncture to Quit Smoking, Allergy Relief, Pain Relief and Inflammatory Disorders. The Massage Therapists provide Therapeutic and Sports Massage, Foot Reflexology, Lymphatic Drainage, and Cranial Sacral Therapy.

Schumacher recently celebrated her 25th year in business. Visit her at MTAcupuncture for more information, or find us on facebook at


Tina Schumacher discusses the following on this eHealth Radio Episode:

Quit Smoking with Acupuncture

Eric Michaels: Is Acupuncture an effective way to quit smoking?
Tina Schumacher: Acupuncture treatment for nicotine dependency is safe, drug-free and works with your body to re-establish its chemical balance. Acupuncture has an 88% success rate according to the Journal of Medicine. It helps to overcome the physical addiction to nicotine, and significantly reduces the cravings and stress associated with withdrawal. There is only one condition: You Must Be Ready to Quit.

Eric Michaels: What is Involved?
Tina Schumacher: The two-treatment program is given on consecutive days, spaced 12-18 hours apart. The first starts with an orientation. Here you learn what is involved with your acupuncture treatment and undergo your first session. After your first treatment, withdrawal symptoms are reduced to a tolerable or insignificant level. After the second treatment, there is minimal or no craving or withdrawal symptoms. Occasionally a third “booster” treatment is needed. Our experienced staff will make you aware of the chemical changes your body will be making and how to avoid pitfalls in the future.

Eric Michaels: How Does it Work?
Tina Schumacher: Acupuncture releases endorphins and neurotransmitters. This dramatically reduces cravings and withdrawal symptoms which most people experience when trying to quit cold turkey.

Eric Michaels: Is it painful?
Tina Schumacher: No. The sterile needles are extremely thin and specifically designed to be virtually painless. Lights are lowered and music is provided to enhance your relaxation. Some people even fall asleep during the 30 minute treatment.

Eric Michaels: How Does One Get Started?
Tina Schumacher: Take the first critical step: decide that you are ready to stop smoking. Then evaluate your upcoming month and look for a time when things are less stressful. A week before treatment, to get prepared:

  • Begin drinking more water.
  • Start reducing the number of cigarettes you smoke daily.
  • Change your routine, for example avoid smoking in your car or right after a meal.

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