What to Expect
Smoking cessation consists of a series of 8 treatments over a 4 week period. The treatment sessions are approximately 15 minutes in duration. They occur twice a week (one at the start of the week and one before the weekend). Each week the patient will cut in half the amount of cigarettes they smoke each day from the previous week.
Magnetic pellets will also be applied to ear points as well. Magnetic therapy is a safe, noninvasive method. The concept of using magnets for therapy goes back thousands of years.
The patient will also be advised on the use of a herbal tincture (Tabagix) that is used in western herbalism to support the withdrawal process, and/or homeopathic tobacco (Tabacum)
How It Works
Using laser and low voltage electro-acupuncture (EA) on acupuncture points promotes the release of neurotransmitters such as endorphins, serotonin and dopamine. These neurotransmitters have a calming effect on the body and help smokers deal with their withdrawal symptoms as they quit smoking. You will experience a feel of euphoria and well-being that helps to dramatically reduce your withdrawal symptoms, irritability and cravings which come with quitting addictive tendencies such as smoking.
Should weight gain be a worry, we have programs (ChiroThin and Scheduled eating) at the London West Health Centre to keep the weight off.
What are you waiting for, let’s get healthy!
Is it Safe?
Yes! Our laser and EA therapy is effective, safe and painless.