Quit smoking with laser

How can laser therapy help when you quit smoking?

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Stop Smoking with Laser Therapy

It’s easy with our Laser quit smoking program. 82% of our patients quit with relative ease and stay quit.

What is the secret to our success in helping people quit smoking?

If you have decided that it’s time to quit smoking, we can help. Our program is uniquely powerful in that it incorporates several proven interventions. This program helps you to quit smoking and get through the initial nicotine withdrawal phase and we also help you to resist the temptation to resume smoking in the future.

Step One. “You gotta waaaaant it.”

We help you to cement your desire to quit. We coach you to create a steadfast commitment to the process of becoming a non-smoker.

Step two. “Just do it.”

Quitting cold turkey is the proven strategy recommended by best-selling author Alan Carr. But we make it easy for you. Nicotine withdrawal can be quick and painless with laser therapy. Clinical studies show that laser acupuncture is a highly successful method for bypassing the cravings, mood swings, weight gain and nervous tension of quitting nicotine. We also give you natural medicines that calm your nerves and detox your body.

Step three. “Meet your new best friend.”

Avoiding relapse requires two things: help in overcoming the habit of smoking and help in dealing with stress so you don’t turn to cigarettes. We address both these challenges by giving you strategies to break the habit and teaching you mindfulness and relaxation techniques. We give you the support and tools you need to succeed.

Who is Dr. Macdonald?

Dr. Deidre Macdonald is a licenced naturopathic physician who has a naturopathic medical practice in downtown Courtenay. She has a degree in psychology from UBC (first in class) and completed her doctorate in 1996.

She is dedicated to helping people achieve optimum health and knows that quitting smoking is a critical step in that journey. She supervises your program.

How does laser acupuncture work to help quit smoking?

The first hurdle in quitting smoking is to get through the nicotine withdrawal phase, which people often dread. The laser treatments significantly reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms, so people generally sail through this phase with greater ease and break their nicotine addiction.

We apply a painless beam of cold laser therapy to specific acupuncture points on the ears, face, hands and feet. The deep stimulation provided by laser therapy activates these key points. On a chemical level, cravings are a desire for endorphins and dopamine that used to be released by smoking. Laser acupuncture lets the body release those chemicals naturally, eliminating the physical need to smoke immediately. Endorphins are the body’s natural painkillers; they help keep the body calm, reduce irritability, help with sleep, and provide a general sense of wellbeing. Dopamine is needed for a feeling of reward and satisfaction. Both are provided by laser acupuncture.

How many treatments will you need?

For most people, one treatment is all that’s needed to quit smoking for life. If you feel the need, we provide up to two free 30 minute “booster” treatments to make sure you stay on track. After that, you can book a booster session to help you relax as part of your maintenance program, but most people don’t need it unless their stress spikes. We want you to become a life-long non-smoker. We are here to help.

Does the laser treatment hurt?

Laser treatments are virtually painless. It will feel relaxing.

What kind of laser it is?

We use a class 3B laser designed to stimulate and heal tissue. These lasers are Health Canada approved. In our clinic we have safely performed thousands of laser treatments since 2005.

Will there be side effects from the treatment?

The laser treatment is very safe, but it’s important to know that there will be adjustments in the body when you quit smoking. It’s your body’s way of adjusting to the new you and any symptoms will pass. You may have congestion or coughing as you detox from smoking, there may be some restless nights, but simply let us know and we’ll suggest natural medicines if you need any help. For instance valerian is a good, safe herbal medicine proven to help with sleep.

When should you take my last cigarette?

3-5 hours before the treatment

What do you need to do to prepare for my laser quit smoking session?

Remember, you will be quitting cold turkey. In the long run, it’s the easiest and most effective technique of smoking cessation.
It’s time to get rid of your cigarettes once and for all. Do not carry cigarettes. Remove all cigarettes, ashtrays and lighters from your home, car and workplace. Clean any residue out your car.
Tell your friends, family and co-workers you are quitting with laser therapy and you are not going back.
Envision yourself free from cigarettes. Actually picture yourself walking away from your laser session feeling calm and at peace with your new life as a non-smoker. Picture yourself in one week, one month, one year, five years and ten years. Let yourself FEEL the thrill of being free of cigarettes, healthier in mind and body than you are now.
Give some serious thought to the questions:
What are the compelling reasons I want to quit
What is smoking costing me in terms of your health, self-esteem, relationships, limits on my activity, etc.
Figure out the monetary cost of smoking, and how much you will save by quitting. Think about what you’d like to do with that money.
How can we assist in the detoxification process?

We will give you a month’s supply of effective natural medicines for detoxification, lung healing and nervous system relaxation. This program will give you that fighting edge while you are getting through that critical first month off cigarettes.

How is this program better than nicotine patches or gum?

The bottom line is, you will eventually have to get off nicotine, whether from cigarettes, patches or gum, and there will be withdrawal symptoms. Laser therapy gets you through the cravings, while nicotine replacement just postpones the inevitable. Many people say they are afraid to quit smoking because they become cranky and miserable to be around. Laser therapy deals with that by helping patients relax. Others fear they’ll overeat when they quit smoking. Our treatment protocol includes appetite suppression points to curb food cravings. We also teach you the life-skills you’ll need to stay quit.

For laser quit smoking programs, it is best to be off all forms of nicotine in order to detoxify. That said, if you wish to use the patch that is fine.

What about the prescription drugs that are marketed for people quitting smoking?

Those drugs are in the anti-depressant class. They have side effects and once you decide to you want to get off them, there will be a new set of withdrawal symptoms to deal with. Plus, the success rate is quite poor, because taking a pill doesn’t teach you how to deal with the habit of smoking or how to deal with stresses that have made you reach for the smokes in the past. Why use a limited treatment that has side effects?

Fees and Policies

What is the cost of the program?

The investment in this program is $350. The fee includes a

  • 15 minute introductory consultation with Dr. Macdonald – $80
  • one hour laser therapy and quit smoking educational session – $140
  • self-stimulating ear acupressure “seeds” – Free
  • one month’s supply of supportive natural medicines – $34
  • access to a 30 minute guided relaxation recording by Dr. M – Free
  • educational booklet – Free
  • stress ball – Free
  • 2 laser acupuncture booster sessions (30 minutes) $48 each

Is this your treatment covered by my extended medical?

If your plan covers naturopathic physicians, then you can submit your receipts for payment. They will likely cover at least a portion of the fee.

Can I claim my treatments on my income tax?

Yes, depending on your total family income and medical expenses, treatments may be tax deductible and lower your tax payable.

Is there a refund?

There are no refunds available. One aspect of motivation may be the desire to make your investment pay off. If you smoke a pack a day, you will pay off your program in only about five weeks of being a non-smoker!

Cancellation fee

Once you book your one hour laser treatment and consultation, we ask that you give us 48 hours notice if you need to change or cancel your appointment. Less than that will result in a $50 fee.

Freedom is within your reach. Call now to set up a free 15 minute consultation to learn more. 250 897-0235 or email us.

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Visit our website Shanti Laser Centre for more details.

Laser Therapy to Quit Smoking

When you arrive at your laser quit smoking appointment you will be asked to complete basic contact information and information about your habit/addiction.You will also receive instructions for supplementation to accelerate healing and promote healthy feelings.

The laser treatment to quit smoking requires that you position yourself on a comfortable chaise lounge in a room with calming sounds in the background. A technician will ask you to wear a pair of protective goggles. A total of 20 areas on the ears, wrists, hands, knees and feet will be stimulated, each for a total of 30 seconds.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work?

Laser stimulation simulates the calming effect of nicotine on the body to alleviate the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms that are often experienced when quitting smoking (irritability, anxiety, short-temper, inability to focus, depressed mood and sleeplessness). The effects of the laser smoking treatment are sustained throughout the physical withdrawal period.

How many visits?

5 Visits are required within a week and a half for the treatment to be effective. Appointments will be booked as followed:- Monday, Wednesday, Friday of one week; followed by Monday and Wednesday of the following week.- Thursday and Saturday of one week; followed by Monday, Wednesday and Friday of the following week.

A booster is only effective if you HAVE NOT smoked. Extra boosters are available at any time for a nominal fee of $60.00

What about chewing tobacco?

Laser therapy to quit smoking alleviates the discomfort of nicotine withdrawal in ANY form. Individuals addicted to smokeless tobacco products, e-cigarettes & Nicotine Replacement Therapies (gum, patches, lozenges, inhalers) are also appropriate candidates for Laser Therapy.

What does it cost?

The regular price of Laser Therapy is $399.00 plus GST. You’ll also get a digital copy of Hypnotherapy session to quit smoking.

What is the supplementation?

Rhodiola rosea has been treasured for thousands of years for its qualities of anti-aging, enhanced energy, increased endurance and stamina, and ability to deliver a sense of well-being.

Rhodiola rosea and its positive adaptogenic effects are well documented as being an effective way to assist in dealing with life’s stressful situations. An adaptogen is a botanical that exerts a normalizing effect upon bodily processes, creating an ideal biological environment for the reduction of stress.

Everybody deals with the stressors in their life in their own way, but many people in today’s high-pressure, fast-paced workplaces have been looking for simple answers and helpful solutions to this dilemma. Rhodiola rosea has been found to stimulate the neurotransmitters responsible for creating feelings of well-being as well as offering significant relief for low energy conditions like asthenia. The reason that Rhodiola is effective at combating moodiness is due to the fact that it increases levels of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine, all of which create “good feelings” in the brain.

After the treatment you will receive one month supplementation of Rhodiola rosea (Rhoziva) tablets. This is included in the price of the treatment. If you require more supplementation, the package costs only $40.http://www.shantiwellnesscentre.com/products/natural-health-products/item/rhoziva

What about weight gain?

Individuals who are concerned about weight gain when they quit smoking can add Laser Therapy for Weight Control. The add-on ($399) is a full laser weight control treatment designed to optimize the metabolic rate and suppress the appetite, and includes 10 treatments.

What if I relapse?

If you experience a setback, full laser treatment is available at a reduced cost. However, customers are encouraged to return for a booster in order to avoid relapse altogether.

What if I don’t want to quit?

We do not recommend making an investment in laser therapy to quit smoking unless you have a true desire to quit smoking. It is true that customers without a sincere commitment to quit have been hugely successful, but it is best that you are “ready” to quit before you come in for treatment.

Does it hurt?

The laser stop smoking treatment is completely painless with no known negative side effects. You won’t feel a thing during your treatment other than the gentle pressure of the laser probe against your skin.

Is it covered by insurance?

You could call your insurance company and ask if our program is qualified under your Health Savings Account or Flexible Spending Account.

Is it guaranteed?

Due to the psychological nature of addiction we cannot guarantee 100% results with laser therapy. Our program is designed to support you throughout the transition to a healthier, nicotine-free lifestyle, but it is up to you to stay away from nicotine. (see What if I relapse?)

If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to ask and we will do our best to help.

ColdLasers.Org

Another new area for the use of cold lasers is the treatment of patients to help them stop smoking. Cold laser smoking cessation therapy uses pinpoint cold laser equipment to activate acupoints that reduce the hunger for cigarettes. There is some controversy in this area and some companies are over-reaching the FDA to promote their products.

This is one area where the patients can really speak for themselves. In some treatments, it is difficult for patients to tell the cold laser has accelerated their healing however, it is easy for patients to say that they have less desire for cigarettes after a cold laser treatment.

One international business has focused on helping patients kick the smoking habit using cold laser therapy as a modern form of acupuncture. At the Anne Penman Clinics, they have found the success rates for cold laser assisted therapy are four to five times that of most other smoking cessation programs. This program originated in England in 1992. Although there are hundreds of organizations across the US using cold lasers to treat cigarette addiction, the Anne Penman is one of the most well known.

The Anne Penman program , which claims a 90%+ efficacy rate,combines cold laser therapy with personal guidance as well as a 24-hour hot line. The laser technician uses cold lasers to target acupoints on the body. The cold laser doesn’t have the “ouch” of acupuncture and it causes the body to release natural chemicals (endorphins). The endorphin release has a calming and relaxing effect on the body. This helps to reduce withdrawal symptoms and nicotine craving. Some laser therapy patients report a feeling of mild sense of euphoria following a cold laser smoking cessation treatment. In addition to stimulating an endorphin release, the laser stimulates the body’s natural ability to detoxify the nicotine, helping the ex-smoker through the nicotine withdrawal more quickly. The Anne Penman organization has treated close to 40,000 clients for smoking cessation and weight loss. In August of 2005, the Anne Penman organization was featured on “Good Morning America”. On this show, Anne Penman declared a 64% success rate in helping people quit smoking.

Although there have been studies conducted on the effectiveness of cold laser therapy to help people stop smoking, the use of cold lasers to treat smoking cessation is currently in clinical trials. There are some studies that show positive results and one study that show little or no results.

A Note to Doctors and Therapists

Laser Acupuncture Treatments are a drug-free, safe, painless and highly effective solution for smoking
cessation. Treating only a few patients per week will initiate a return on investment. The program is easily
incorporated into your existing health care practice or, as a free-standing smoking cessation and addiction clinic.

The Thor LLLT smoking cessation system is specifically designed for this application and they allow for fast, easy set-up. The Laser Probe delivers 200 mW of energy using an 810 nm GaAIAs laser diode. Thor laser are used in a majority of smoking cessation centers throughout the world. They are also the recommended laser of Ann Penmen.

US FDA / IRB License and Protocol

The Anne Penmen training program cost between $5000 to $6000 dollars plus about $1500 per year maintenance to be included in their IRB. If you want to advertise for this service, you must be included in an IRB. If you will be performing this service as part of a regular practice and you will not advertise, you do not need to be included in an IRB.

The Thor system for “acupuncture only” with only the auricular probe costs about $7000 to $8000.

All our acupuncture style systems come with the protocol based on the successful study.

In order to advertise and treat ‘indications of use’ in the US that are not presently cleared by FDA,
Smoking Cessation and Addiction Programs must be covered by an Institutional Review Board or IRB approval. By working with the Ann Penman group, they can create a complete turnkey package for practitioners wanting to add smoking cessation therapy to their practice. The package includes comprehensive training on starting a smoking cessation clinic and inclusion into the Ann Penman IRB, allowing you to advertise your new services.

Can lasers help you stop smoking? Check the data

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) — Could one hour be all you need to quit smoking, without cravings or side effects?

A woman has an unlit cigarette in her mouth in New York City, September 15, 2010. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

That’s what Innovative Laser Therapy, a New Haven, Connecticut-based company, advertises on its website. The clinic uses low-level lasers – similar to those sometimes used to treat arthritis-related pain – to target specific acupuncture points on the body related to addiction, metabolism and stress, and claims that most patients can quit smoking after one session.

In that session, the laser is pointed at spots on the face, hands and wrist, with the aim of relieving withdrawal symptoms and preventing cravings.

“When you smoke a cigarette, you artificially tell your brain to release endorphins,” Frank Pinto, the owner of Innovative Laser Therapy, told Reuters Health. Therefore, quitting leads to a quick drop in endorphin levels, he said.

“The laser basically stimulates the nerve endings to tell the brain to release a flood of endorphins” to boost a patient over that initial 3-5 day hump of withdrawal symptoms, he said.

The treatment also targets other points that are thought to suppress appetite — to prevent the weight gain that often comes with quitting smoking — and promote relaxation, according to Innovative Laser Therapy.

But does it work?

‘NOT ENOUGH EVIDENCE’ IN SCIENTIFIC TERMS

There’s limited research showing that laser therapy might help some smokers quit. Innovative Laser Therapy cites one study, a 2008 paper published in the Journal of Chinese Medicine, available on their site at A UK-based team found that smokers that had four laser treatments over two weeks were more likely to quit than smokers that had three treatments. Those in the three treatment group, in turn, had better success rates than a control group that was given fake laser treatments.

After 6 months, 55 percent of the four-treatment group was smoke-free, compared to 19 percent of the three-treatment group and 6 percent of those who were treated with fake lasers.

The authors weren’t able to follow most of the 340 participants for more than 6 months after treatment, so they don’t know if those who stopped smoking started up again, or if they really quit for good. And the journal’s site – which offers lasers and other treatments for sale — does not say whether it is peer-reviewed.

In contrast, a 2000 Singapore study of 330 adolescents found no difference in 3-month quitting rates for participants treated with real or fake laser therapy.

“In scientific terms, this one (UK) study is not enough evidence to recommend (the) laser for smoking cessation,” Dr. Adrian White told Reuters Health by email. Dr. White is a research fellow at Peninsula Medical School in the UK who co-authored a review of laser therapy and similar smoking cessation methods for the Cochrane Collaboration, an international organization that evaluates medical research. “The results conflict with the other study, and they seem ‘too good to be true.’”

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 5 Americans is a current cigarette smoker, and the majority of them smoke every day. The American Heart Association reports that more than 80 percent of smokers say they want to quit. But many smokers try more than one smoking cessation method or take years of trying before they do quit for good.

Pinto launched Innovative Laser Therapy after he successfully quit smoking with a round of laser therapy from a clinic in Florida. His company charges $350 for a one-time treatment that takes less than an hour, and offers free extra treatments to patients who are still struggling with quitting in the following 6 months. Other companies do a few shorter therapy sessions as part of their regular treatment plan.

NOT FDA-APPROVED FOR QUITTING SMOKING

Using acupuncture methods to treat addictions such as smoking is not new, White said, but there is still no clear evidence that treatment with needles has any therapeutic effects either.

And while the laser device used by clinics including Innovative Laser Therapy has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for temporary pain relief, the agency has not cleared it to be marketed for smoking cessation.

The UK study found that the side effects of the treatment were similar to some withdrawal symptoms, and the FDA has classified the laser as a “nonsignificant risk” device. Pinto says that the biggest side effect he sees is that “people feel relaxed during the treatment.”

Neil Camera, the president of Laser Therapeutics, Inc., says that FDA approval could be on the horizon. His company, which produces the lasers and supplies them to centers that are running clinical trials on the treatment’s effectiveness, has had an application for approval in to the FDA for three and half years, he said.

But the government organization had only dealt with drugs – not new technology – for smoking cessation, which has slowed down the process, Camera said. “The FDA didn’t know how to handle it, quite frankly,” he told Reuters Health. “That was the biggest drawback.”

Dr. Neil Spielholz, of Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, was involved with the initial study submitted to the FDA – the same one that showed the success of laser treatment in UK smokers. The FDA had a couple of problems with that study, he said, including that successful quitting was measured by a smoker’s own reports, and not by more modern methods that calculate the amount of carbon monoxide in someone’s breath. In response, Laser Therapeutics is designing another study to address those comments, he said.

A spokesperson from the FDA confirmed that the agency is aware of the concept of using low level lasers for smoking cessation and had been in discussions with those seeking to get it approved on how they should proceed.

Usually three convincing studies involving large groups of human patients are needed before the FDA decides to approve a treatment.

Pinto says that Innovative Laser Therapy follows up on the success of all of its clients a month after the treatment for clinical evidence that will be part of the package of data presented to the FDA.

“The company (Laser Therapeutics) is going crazy,” Spielholz told Reuters Health. “They want to get this thing approved, obviously.”

But, he said of the initial evidence in favor of the treatment, “this one is only a single study, which of course the people who believe in lasers will jump on … (but) things have got to be confirmed. One study, no matter how many patients are in it, really needs one or two confirmation studies.”

WON’T WORK ON EVERYBODY

If future studies do show its effectiveness, laser treatment would have a leg up over conventional methods of smoking cessation, such as medications including Chantix and Zyban, said Spielholz, who continues to work with Laser Therapeutics on getting FDA approval.

The lack of any drugs involved in laser therapy “would be the beauty of this,” he said. “You do not have those side effects of suicidal thoughts and feelings of paranoia that are reported for the drugs,” he said.

Still, Laser Therapeutics’ Camera said, the treatment won’t work on everybody. “The person has to be wanting to quit smoking,” he said. “They can’t be dragged in by a spouse or whatever, because nothing’s going to work then.”

Dr. Martha Daviglus, who studies preventative medicine at Northwestern University, agreed that the most important part of any smoking cessation program was that smokers were ready to quit. After seeing the initial research, she’s hopeful, but cautious, about low-level laser therapy as a way to help people do that.

“There are hundreds of methods to quit smoking,” she said. “We can hope that this is going to be a method that is going to help people.” But, Daviglus said, “We need more research and more evidence.”

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Smoking Cessation – Quit Smoking – Stop Now

I just want to say THANK YOU. Because of my treatment in May 2009, I can say I am a nonsmoker. I smoked for 45 years and after one treatment I quit with no cravings and no missing that cigarette. I am in New Brunswick and when I tell people about this, they all say I wish I could quit. God Bless You All…and keep up the good work…

Albertine

Quitting never felt so good.

Thank you so much for your program. It has been a month now & I am still smoke free. I have had many obstacles thrown at me this month including a death in the family. Without your system I would be unable to hold out. Thanks again – It’s a good life – Peter

Imagine little or no cravings, without needles, pain, drugs, patches, pills or gums. Are you still smoking after trying all the other methods on the market? Why not look at the real story behind the other stop smoking aids.

Nicoderm/The Patch

Nicorette Gum

Chantix/Champix/Varenicline and the deadly side effects

Zyban – the Anti-Depressant

  • Chemical name: Bupropion Hydrochloride
  • Clinical name: Wellbutrin – it’s used as an anti-depressant.
  • Quit smoking name: Zyban – according to HEALTH CANADA between 1999 and 2001 it’s killed over 19 people in Canada, 67 in Great Britain and is now officially banned in England!

If you or anyone you know has tried to quit smoking you know how difficult it is. Few people ever succeed with things like the patch or the gum because they are still putting nicotine into their body. That’s like telling an alcoholic if they want to quit drinking to switch from Scotch to Vodka. And the pill’s … watch out if you have a heart condition.

It is just about impossible to quit with these methods, but drug and tobacco companies don’t care they take in billions of dollars either way.

Pain free, chemical free – spiritually moving! I love this process – I want all my friends to have this experience. I smoked for 18 years – the day of the treatment I QUIT SMOKING! I had zero cravings, zero mood swings, zero feelings of withdrawal, I have tried everything else and this works. Dawn S. White Rock BC

How the Cigarette Companies are tricking you

Graphic Warning – Hidden Dangers You probably know about the deadly chemicals (4,700 or more) that are in cigarettes and that they are killing millions of people every year.

Some of the 4,700 – deadly – toxic – chemical poisons you inhale while smoking! Do you really know what you are smoking?

Premature skin and facial wrinkling in young people is now associated with smoking. Therefore, it has been suggested that this should be added to the list of disorders with which smoking is considered a causative factor.

It is truly amazing that cigarette products are still on the market because when used as directed by the manufacturers they actually kill people!

“I was amazed at how easy it was to stop smoking with Imagine Laserworks. I smoked for seven years and tried quitting every other way with bad results. I now recommend Laser because it works to every smoker I meet. Thank you for your help.” Sharon

Tobacco products actually kill over 50,000 people in Canada, over 500,000 people in the US and over 5,000,000 people in the world every year.

We should be shocked and outraged!

Imagine if tobacco companies had to list the ingredients on the packages like food companies, it would be a book not a label. Smoking is certainly not a natural or pleasant thing to do. Our bodies try to tell us that it objects to smoking by hacking and coughing and spitting more than non-smokers because it obviously tastes so horrible.

It has been 106 days today since I quit smoking and still absolutely painless” Just got back from Las Vegas, Reno and casinos from California to Washington. Sat with die hard smokers for 2 weeks and not even a hint of a craving. I can’t thank you enough for the laser treatment and people can’t believe how easy it has been for me to “quit smoking” I can honestly say I feel like I never smoked in my life and I really never had a strong craving to smoke since my treatment. Thanks!!! Valerie M Vancouver BC

To note I am still a non-smoker! I had tried other methods to quit smoking before. None worked. I had smoked for 35 years and after taking one treatment I walked away not smoking and I have not looked back. I recommend your method to anyone who really wants to quit smoking. Follow all the instructions carefully and I believe you could be like me. I thank you for your help and expertise on getting me to my goal – a nonsmoker. Thank you again. Lea Ann K. Duncan BC

What to expect when you stop smoking

If the fear of cancer and the horrible death it causes is not a big motivator for you to quit smoking, just visit the cancer ward of any hospital and see for yourself the horror of what you and your family have to look forward to.

Today smoking is finally becoming taboo almost everywhere. Smoking in your own private vehicle may become illegal if you have children, you are exposing them to the second hand smoke. Think about it, you’re forcing your kids to smoke.

Many health scientists believe the real danger of smoking is not actually nicotine; it’s the 1000′s of chemical poisons in the cigarettes. These chemical poisons are pollutants and when they mix with water or moisture the result is acid rain!

Is that what really causes cancer and does other damage to our bodies?

The fact is, most of the deadly chemical poisons in tobacco products are not even allowed in city landfills. Amazing but true.

The cost of smoking just keeps going up and up and our health just keeps getting worse and worse. The costs of smoking vary from area to area but no matter where you live it’s very expensive. Imagine the savings of quitting smoking at an Imagine Laserworks centre and you should instantly realize that the real cost is next to nothing.

The truth is, in a month or less, the amount you spend on the treatment is paid back to you over and over every month for the rest of your life. Quitting smoking actually costs you nothing…it actually pays you! Keep your money, stop burning it and regain your health and your life. It’s actually an amazing bargain and a great value.

  • Imagine 45 minutes from now you could be smoke free.
  • Imagine going to bed every night and getting up after having a truly restful sleep and being positive about life.

Why not do yourself and your family a great big favor and arrange your quit smoking time by calling the location nearest you.

Remember procrastination is the biggest killer of smokers. Smokers always say to themselves ‘I will quit tomorrow or on this date’. Unfortunately, tomorrow never comes and it’s then usually too late.

Don’t make an excuse, make an appointment:

Quit with Matrix Laser Clinics!

The Matrix Program:

  • is completely painless and non-invasive

  • requires only one treatment

  • is highly effective

  • is conducted by fully qualified Acupuncturists

Laser Acupuncture has been used for more than two decades overseas to help people quit smoking. Matrix Laser Clinics has been established for three years in Australia and we have helped thousands of Australians quit smoking for life. Matrix Laser Clinics use a three step program which is designed to support you through the quitting process and to help you remain a non smoker forever. The three step program starts with a one hour clinic treatment and most people require just one treatment.

1. Laser Acupuncture to reduce the physical need for nicotine without using a drug.

We use computerised, low powered lasers which target thirty specific Acupuncture points. The laser is completely painless and non invasive. These points have been selected to help;

  • Increase endorphin production to significantly reduce withdrawal symptoms and cravings.
  • Increase the detox response to rid your body of nicotine quickly and to promote your body’s healing response.

All Matrix therapists are fully qualified Acupuncturists with additional Laser Safety Certification. Private Health Fund rebates apply.

2. Seven tools that are designed to help you deal effectively with the psychological aspects of quitting smoking.

These strategies and tools will help you break habits, associations and thoughts of smoking, in the long and short term. In addition, we are available to offer telephone advice and support after the treatment.

3. Herbal Supplements:

  • The 1st supplement helps your body eliminate toxins and speed up the healing process.
  • The 2nd supplement enhances your immune system to help your body recover more quickly from smoking.
  • The 3rd supplement is used at times when you would normally reach for a cigarette. It will help you cope better in times of stress.

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Quit smoking with laser therapy: wellness treatment

The figures don’t lie: around 30% of the adult population in our country smokes. According to a recent report published by the Ministry of Health, tobacco kills more than 50,000 people in Spain every year.If you are a smoker and you feel that now is the time to quit, pay attention: there is a new smoking cessation therapy that combines the wisdom of traditional Chinese acupuncture with diode laser therapy.Learn everything you need to know.Would you like to join us?

How does laser smoking cessation therapy work?

Laser smoking cessation treatment neutralises the symptoms of abstinence (anxiety, irritability, sleeping disorders, and appetite) provoking a biochemical reaction in the brain that releases a level of endorphins that is greater than that caused by smoking.

You will feel relaxed and your desire to smoke will disappear, or at least be greatly reduced.With a 90% success rate, this smoking cessation therapy uses laser treatment on 28 vital points: the energy meridians located all over the body, linked with stress, addiction and metabolism.

This photo-stimulation has a positive effect on the digestive system, sleep and anxiety.After completing the first session, you will feel hungry.

Is one session enough?

Factors such as persistence and frequency of your smoking habit will influence whether or not you need a second reinforcement session.In a high percentage of cases, one session is sufficient to free you from the harmful effects of tobacco toxins.

The general guidelines for quitting smoking with cold laser therapy begin with a discussion about healthy lifestyle habits, which helps to strengthen your real interest in giving up smoking.You must stop smoking for at least three weeks before coming to the consultation.

After this phase, you will undergo low-power diode laser treatment, similar to that used for pain relief in arthritis. If required, after eight days you may have second and final treatment, which is shorter than the first session.

Why choose this treatment to stop smoking?

Unlike many traditional smoking cessation methods, this type of laser acupuncture does not require any medication, thereby avoiding any negative side effects (suicidal thoughts, paranoia, etc.).

It is fast, effective and painless.The health benefits of a smoke-free life are endless:

– Improves blood pressure and heart rate, and reduces the risk of heart attack.

– Blood oxygen saturation levels and circulation return to normal.

– Recover your sense of smell and taste.

– Feel less tired.

– Lungs and nerve endings start to regenerate immediately.

Despite having no side effects, there are a number of contraindications:

– Smokers with little desire to quit.

– Alcoholics.

– Those diagnosed with depression.

– Chemotherapy or radiotherapy patients.

– Those with epilepsy.

– Pregnant women.

Over 80% of smokers who want to quit manage to do so.If you have made your mind up to quit, this therapy offers a holistic and safe way to help you start a new, smoke-free life.Are you up for the challenge?

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