The research of David D. McFadden, M.D., focuses on alternative and complementary methods and treatments for smoking cessation.
Dr. McFadden is particularly interested in exploring how a person's mind, attitudes and beliefs impact nicotine addiction. He is exploring alternative acupuncture protocols and spirituality as potential treatments for nicotine addiction. Future studies may involve herbal remedies, Tai Qi and Qi Gung.
- Alternative, nontraditional methods for the treatment of tobacco dependence
Significance to patient care
Many tobacco dependence patients prefer not to use traditional methods or medications to quit smoking. They often attempt to stop without any assistance; unfortunately, relapse rates are greater than 95 percent with such an approach.
Dr. McFadden's work has the potential to aid smokers who desire to stop smoking using more natural methods without taking currently approved medications for nicotine dependence.
- Fellow, American College of Physicians, 2010-2012
- Member, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, 2010-2012
- Member, Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD), 2012