LASER THERAPY Frequently Asked Questions
Is laser therapy safe? Laser therapy is
completely safe and painless.
It has been widely used internationally for
over 30 years and to our knowledge there has never been any negative known
side effects. The laser used by Health Awareness Laser Therapy is a low-level
laser, no more powerful than a 20-watt light bulb.
parts of the body are treated with the laser? A low-level laser is
applied to specific energy points on the hands, nose, head, and ears which
are associated with nicotine addiction.
laser therapy covered by medical insurance? Laser Therapy for the
treatment of smoking cessation is not eligible for health insurance coverage.
However, Health Awareness Laser Therapy’s program is affordable at $380. A
pack a day smoker approximately spends $1,500-$1,800 annually, the costs of
procedure less than 1/4 of a person’s annual cigarette expenditure.
effective is laser therapy for smoking cessation? International
clinical studies have shown higher success rates at ending nicotine addiction
than any other nicotine replacement therapy method.
Many Treatments are needed? Laser therapy has been successful for
total smoking cessation - in many instances after just one 30-minute
treatment. The increased rate of the body’s endorphin production helps the
client through the crucial physical withdrawal period. Generally the first 72
hours are the most difficult time for a person to quit smoking.
there any health or medical conditions that would make laser therapy an
unsafe treatment? If you are pregnant, have active cancer or
taking photosensitive medication, laser therapy should not be used for
smoking cessation treatment. Laser therapy promotes cell growth and repair,
therefore studies are inconclusive on the effects of the above situations.
Not treating these particular clients is a precautionary measure. Health
Awareness Laser Therapy does not diagnose or treat illness or prescribe
medication. Laser therapy is not intended to replace medical care. We
recommend that you consult your physician for a professional diagnosis of
guaranteed? Treatment using low-level laser therapy is
designed to help the client physically cope with urges and cravings. The
low-level laser does not take away your psychological addiction to nicotine.
During the procedure the client listens to a CD that will provide tools on
how to live a nicotine free lifestyle. The CD’s main purpose is to direct the
client on how to effectively break their psychological addiction to nicotine.
Each client has a unique level to his/her addiction, so laser therapy cannot
be guaranteed. Health Awareness Laser Therapy works closely with each client
to ensure their success.
much is laser therapy treatment and what is included? The treatment costs
$380 and includes: education about nicotine addiction and our Health
Awareness laser therapy nonsmoker support kit, which is our exclusive detox
does laser therapy help to diminish weight gain? When a smoker gives
up nicotine their metabolism will start to slow down, as their body returns
to its normal healthy state. To temporarily counteract weight gain our laser
therapists treat energy points which speed up your metabolism and suppress
appetite. Treatment of these energy points will help the body adjust to this
new lifestyle change of becoming a nonsmoker. In addition, your therapist
will recommend healthy eating habits to avoid weight gain. Weight ‘add-on’
points will be an additional $75.00.