Quit Smoking with Laser Therapy in Brunswick, OH
How Cold-Laser Therapy Can Help You Quit Smoking
Our laser therapy uses a cold laser, that when applied to various points on the body, creates a calming effect by raising a person’s endorphin levels. This calming response helps to greatly reduce or completely eliminate the withdrawal symptoms often associated with quitting smoking.
Safe, Drug-Free Alternative to Quit Smoking
Laser therapy is among the most common and effective alternative medical treatments. Designed to help relieve pain, it uses cold lasers and LED lights at low wavelengths to stimulate cell growth and health. The subject of ongoing research, laser therapy has the potential to solve a number of key health problems, including nicotine addiction.
To help you quit smoking, Laser Therapy Cleveland™ uses cold laser treatment on specific energy points on your body that are associated with the act of smoking. In doing so, we seek to raise the level of endorphins, or chemicals that send positive signals to your brain, in those areas. Ordinarily, your body would release endorphins when you pick up a cigarette, encouraging you to smoke. By breaking the relationship between endorphins and smoking, we hope to make it easier for you not to resume tobacco use.
A Treatment Package Suited for Success
To maximize your chance of quitting smoking for good, Laser Therapy Cleveland™ combines laser treatments with more traditional guidance and support. Our smoking cessation package offers three laser therapy sessions along with:
- Carbon Monoxide Testing - We perform a test to show you how much carbon monoxide smoking has put in your lungs. This helps to put the negative effects of tobacco use in perspective, giving you added incentive to quit.
- Nicotine Testing - Besides showing you the scale of the damage smoking does, we help you to understand the severity of your addiction. Through nicotine testing, we evaluate just how dependent you have become on tobacco, taking this information into account during treatment.
- Committed Guidance - Through compassionate counseling, we help you to better understand the lifestyle and psychological factors that contribute to your smoking habits. We then work with you to develop strategies that counter these habits and allow you to avoid smoking for good.
Feel Great and Live Smoke-Free with Low-Light Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy is one of the most effective methods used to help someone with quitting smoking or smokeless tobacco. Our program is individually tailored due to the fact that each smoker has his or her own habits, reasons and triggers for smoking. Therefore, regardless of how many cigarettes you smoke daily or for how long you have smoked, our laser therapy can help you achieve your goal to become smoke-free.
Our Smoking Cessation Program Combines:
- Laser Therapy
- Direction and Guidance
- Continued Support and Motivation
Our laser therapy method involves the use of a cold laser that is applied in a specific sequence of energy points located on the ears, nose, hands and wrists.
A smoker has a wildly fluctuating level of endorphins throughout the day, which is depicted in the illustration below.
Endorphins are morphine-like chemicals that are produced and released by the body to create a “feel-good” feeling during periods of emotional stress, pain and strenuous exercise. The act of smoking creates a spike in endorphin levels that ultimately crash back down causing a smoker to want another cigarette. If you are a smoker, stress and tension will lead to a craving for a cigarette for this same rush of endorphins that propagates the spike and crash cycle illustrated above.
We can use our cold laser to raise and balance the endorphin levels as illustrated below:
This raising and balancing of endorphin levels cause a reduction in cravings and stress levels so that when a person stops smoking, the withdrawal symptoms often associated with quitting are either completely eliminated or significantly reduced.
Laser Therapy Relaxes Our Clients into a Calm State of Well-Being.
We find ways to help our clients deal with the emotional, physical and psychological aspects of quitting smoking. During the sessions, we will discuss your lifestyle and habits, the role smoking plays in your life, when and where you smoke, and other factors that lead you to smoke.
Together we find ways to change the factors that lead to a client’s dependency on smoking through habitual changes, self-belief and positive thinking and motivation.
Benefits of Quitting
The health benefits of stopping smoking start almost immediately. A quit-smoking timeline illustrates the immediate and ongoing health benefits that occur after your final cigarette.
- 20 minutes: Blood pressure and pulse return to normal.
- 8 hours: Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in the blood are halved, oxygen levels in the blood return to normal.
- 24 hours: Carbon monoxide is eliminated from the body and the lungs start to clear out the buildup of tar.
- 48 hours: There is no nicotine left in the body. Taste and smell are greatly improved.
- 72 hours: Breathing becomes easier, bronchial tubes begin to relax, energy levels increase.
- 2 to 12 weeks: Your heart attack risk has begun to drop. Lung function and circulation improves, making walking and exercise a lot easier.
- 3 to 9 months: Coughs, congestion and breathing problems improve as the lungs have room for up to 10% more oxygen. Your body’s overall energy has increased.
- 1 year: Risk of coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke is cut in half compared to a smoker.
- 5 to 15 years: Your risk of stroke has declined to that of a non-smoker.
- 10 years: Risk of lung cancer is reduced by up to 50% and the risk of heart attack is at the same level as non-smokers.
Medium to Long-Term Benefits for Quitting at Any Age:
The risk of developing lung cancer, other cancers, heart attack, stroke and chronic lung disease is reduced the sooner you stop smoking.
Stopping smoking at any age increases your life expectancy, provided that you stop before the onset of serious disease. Even if you have developed a disease, you can benefit from stopping as your body will be under less strain and be able to fight it more easily.
A smoker who has suffered from a heart attack can halve the risk of a second heart attack by stopping smoking. Smokers who stop before the age of 35 have a life expectancy not significantly different from that of a non-smoker.
Smokers who give up smoking between 65 and 74 years of age have a better life expectancy beyond 75 than those who continue to smoke.
Other Great Benefits of Living Smoke-Free:
- Reduced stress
- Physical activities become easier
- You don't tire as quickly
- Your sense of taste and smell improve
- Your skin improves
Financial Cost of Smoking
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Smoking cessation is all about confidence. To quit, you have to believe in your own ability to take control of your health. At Laser Therapy Cleveland™, we believe in you, and will stick by you until your life is tobacco-free.
How can Laser Therapy help me stop smoking?
It is believed that nicotine releases endorphins, which give the smoker a sense of relaxation. When smoking stops, the sudden drop in endorphin levels can lead to withdrawal symptoms. Laser therapy helps stimulate endorphin levels to help reduce cravings and stress, and restores balance to the body.
Where is the laser applied?
The laser is applied to specific energy points on the ears, nose, hands and wrists.
How long does the treatment session last?
The first treatment session lasts approximately one hour. Follow-up sessions last 45 minutes.
I have been smoking for over 30, 40, 50 years, will this work for me?
Regardless of how long you have been a smoker or how many you smoke per day, this program can help. The most important thing is that you want to stop.
Are there any side effects resulting from the laser therapy?
The laser is completely safe and has no adverse side effects. Most clients feel very relaxed during and after the treatment.
Is the program guaranteed?
Our Laser Therapy Program is highly successful. It combines laser therapy, guidance and continued support but because each client is different, and each person's addiction is unique, this process cannot be guaranteed.
Is LLLT better than other stop-smoking solutions on the market like patches, gums, etc.?
There are millions of smokers in the world and very few solutions available to help. We believe our program with a combination of laser therapy, guidance and backup support really helps smokers stop and stay smoke-free. We support all methods.
How many laser therapy sessions will I need?
One main session and a support session within 48 to 72 hours are enough for the majority of our clients. Our program also includes more support sessions, if needed in the future, which is designed to support your needs.
Will I gain weight if I quit smoking?
There is no rule that everybody who quits will gain weight. It depends on the person's psychological and physiological situation. Our Smoking Cessation Program is designed to help you quit smoking more easily without gaining weight. Laser therapy can be used to help control your appetite and with the support and guidance of your technician, you make any necessary lifestyle changes to help you achieve success.
Do I need to do anything to prepare for my therapy?
No, we suggest you smoke your last cigarette just before you have your first laser therapy session.
Do I have to have an appointment?
It is advisable to make an appointment. If you come without an appointment we will be glad to help you if our appointment schedule permits.
I want to quit smoking but my spouse doesn't. Will this make it more difficult for me to quit?
It would be wonderful to have the support of family, friends, acquaintances and work colleagues but if they cannot support you, remember we are here for you.
Is this method applicable to everyone? (What are the contraindications?)
Laser therapy cannot be used on the following people:
- Women who are pregnant
- People with active skin cancer
- People with Epilepsy
- People taking Immune-Suppressant Drugs/Medications
For more information on using laser therapy and guidance to quit smoking, call us at (330) 273-7355 today.