Smoking Cessation

Acu-Laser and Smoking Cessation benefits those who desire to quit the habit for good!With the help of the Acu-Laser, a cold level laser that is non-invasive, acupressure points on the ears, on the face, and hands are stimulated to help raise the “feel good” endorphin levels in the brain and boost serotonin and dopamine uptake as well, allowing the nicotine receptors of the brain to be “shut off” so the client no longer has the physical craving for nicotine. Using the Acu-Laser to quit is a drug-free, non-invasive, nicotine-free treatment that has worked for many who have tried other systems (the patch, pills, gum). Knowing that this habit is insidious, as the mind can continue to struggle with stresses that may trigger a person to pick up and smoke again, is why we also provide a psychological approach. Using breathing techniques and positive visualization participants are taught how to cope with stresses and retreat from the environments that may draw them back into their negative habit. In just four 30 minute sessions, done twice a week for two weeks, people feel stronger and more confident to continue being SMOKE FREE!

Illinois has passed Smoke-Free Legislation as of January 1, 2008, making it necessary for those who indulge in this “bad” habit to seek out areas further away than the workplace break-spot just outside the door.While this is a vast improvement for those who enjoy the fresh air as they come and go from work, it makes for longer break time and work loss time for those that continue to take smoking breaks.Medical costs are staggering! And for businesses it is bottom-line calculus: spending as much as $400 to give a participant free services to help them quit smoking can help them offset the estimated $16,000 or more in additional lifetime medical bills that a typical smoker generates, according to federal health data.In a recent survey by the non-profit Kaiser Family Foundation, they found that smoking programs are offered by one in three companies with more than 200 workers. Among smaller firms it was one in 12.


$300 per person