Laser Therapy Services

Smoking Cessation Treatment

The laser is applied to specific body (energy) points to block addiction receptors, stimulate the release of endorphins into the body, (thereby greatly reducing the temptation to take another cigarette), and to bring balance to organs that may not be functioning at optimal levels. Endorphins are the body’s natural opiates and mood enhancers associated with the spontaneous relief of pain and stress. They create a natural "high" and sense of well-being. Current medical reports indicate that endorphin levels are considerably higher in smokers than non-smokers. It is believed that nicotine releases endorphins which give the smoker a sense of relaxation. When smoking stops, the sudden drop in endorphin levels leads to withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Laser Therapy helps to balance endorphin levels, thus helping to control the addiction and the cravings.

By blocking addiction receptors in the brain, the endorphin release allows clients to cease nicotine intake without the withdrawal symptoms. The procedure is quick, easy, painless, and takes about 45 minutes to complete. In most cases people will experience relief with only one treatment and others may need additional treatments depending on their own level of addiction and commitment. Thousands of people have stopped smoking thanks to laser therapy. There have been studies showing laser to be by far the most effective method to aid smoking cessation. The low-level laser acts as a tool to assist through the initial physical withdrawals from nicotine. The first 72 hours of quitting is considered to be the crucial detoxification period. Results using Laser Therapy are far more effective than nicotine patches that have a success rate of only 12%. Smoking cessation benefits can last for several weeks, or more, after just one treatment.

You will leave feeling very relaxed and, in some cases, euphoric. Most people say they have a great night of sleep.

Appetite Control Treatment

The laser is applied to specific body (energy) points to control appetite and stimulate the release of endorphins into the body, (thereby greatly reducing the temptation to overeat), and to bring balance to organs that may not be functioning at optimal levels. Endorphins are the body’s natural opiates and mood enhancers associated with the spontaneous relief of pain and stress. They create a natural "high" and sense of well-being. Laser Therapy helps to balance endorphin levels, thus helping to control cravings. The procedure is quick, easy, painless, and takes about 45 minutes to complete. Appetite control benefits can last for several weeks after just one treatment. However, more than one treatment is recommended, as the benefits are greater with a series of treatments. Your treatment package can be combined with a consultation with a registered dietician to get you off on the right track.

Contraindications and Risk Factors

If any of the following factors apply, please consult with your physician before having laser therapy:
  • Pregnancy
  • Individuals with pace makers
  • Individuals with implanted defibrillators
  • When having cancer or receiving cancer treatment
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
 
 
Low-level laser treatment has been used world-wide for over 40 years to treat many conditions and is completely safe and painless. Treatment for smoking cessation and appetite control has an astounding 50-85% success rate. (Depending on your commitment, of course!).

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) treatments are drug-free, painless, and non-invasive. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has classified cold lasers as a "non-significant risk device."

It is a cold, soft, non-invasive laser beam, which is a beam of light at a high wavelength utilizing low energy. It non-thermally and non-invasively injects billions of photons of visible and/or invisible laser light deep into tissue structures. Tissues naturally contain light sensitive protein strands, which have the unique ability of being able to absorb laser light energy and transform it into chemical energy. The body then utilizes this new found energy to greatly accelerate the healing processes of the body, naturally, allowing the body to effect its own repairs.