Using Lasers As Part of Your Quit Smoking Treatment
How Can A Laser Help To Quit Smoking?
It may sound like science fiction but you can now use lasers to help you quit smoking. Now I know what you're thinking - How can a laser possibly help you stop smoking? Most people still associate lasers with the far off future. Lasers are, however, very widely used and are now employed in everything from construction to surgery to portable anti-missile systems.
The lasers used in smoking cessation therapy sessions are low intensity i.e. non-harmful and are used on key points of the body that will stop your urge to smoke once they've been stimulated. The number of treatments required varies from person to person. Normally 3 sessions of 30 minutes each are more than enough. Obviously diehard smokers or those people who lapse may require further treatment.
The therapy itself is not unlike acupuncture or acupressure in that certain key points on the body are stimulated to produce a desired result. In this case a laser is used instead of small needles or human fingers. This is a case of technology and holistic medicine working hand in hand and proof that "alternative" medicine and modern medicine can work together.
Laser therapy to stop smoking is a three step process:
The laser is used to activate points on the body which help reduce your dependence on nicotine.
Appetite points are then stimulated to ensure that you don't go "food crazy" once you do actually quit and this will prevent you from gaining any weight.
Lastly, relaxation points on the body are stimulated to produce endorphins, which are a "natural high" for the human body. This is a critical final step to replace the "feel good factor" that a smoker gets when they inhale nicotine with the naturally occuring endorphins that the body produces.
Is It Safe?
The laser used in this type of quit smoking therapy is, again, absolutely harmless. So harmless in fact that they're often referred to as cold lasers. Laser therapy for smokers boasts quite a high sucess rate and may be exactly what some of you reading this may need. Please be aware, however, that laser therapy to stop smoking is contraindicated for pregnant women, cancer patients and epileptics and of course you should seek professional medical advice before beginning any form of therapy or treatment.