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Stop Smoking

Nicotine Addiction

Smoking addiction has been said to parallel that of cocaine and heroin. The psychological dependency is even harder to overcome due to the availability of tobacco and its lethal, addictive drug, nicotine. Over the past two decades, stop smoking programs have come and gone, with little impact on the addiction. Most of these programs—including nicorette gum and the “patch”—have been drug (nicotine) based. Common sense dictates that you should not use the addictive substance to overcome the addiction! This approach is like having an alcoholic switch from scotch to wine to try to quit drinking. In addition, stop smoking programs have been dealing with either the physical or psychological aspects of the addiction; very few have considered detoxification.

The Healthpoint Approach

We believe the answer to overcoming nicotine addiction involves a multi-phasic approach: first, relieve the physical need for the substance without using a drug; two, address the psychological dependence to develop an addiction-free lifestyle; and three, support the body nutritionally to rid itself of toxins and repair cellular damage.  Our approach is based on more than two decades of clinical experience, resulting in one of the highest success rates of all stop-smoking programs. And, it is holistic, painless and drug-free. The Healthpoint approach is unique.  Our success rate is unprecedented in this industry.

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FAQs

What to expect

Relax in a reclining treatment lounge chair and listen to soothing music. Our medical professional clinician will explain the procedure to you and ask you to wear protective eye-wear. Treatment is given using the finest low-level laser equipment on the market today. A small hand wand is applied to various acupuncture points in the ear, on the wrist and on the arm. Each point is held for 30 seconds. You may feel a slight warm or tingling sensation, but many of our patients feel nothing. As the points are stimulated with the laser light, your body will begin to release endorphins and other powerful neuro-chemicals which cause a pleasant sense of relaxation.

What happens after the treatment?

You’ll feel refreshed, calm and best of all your desire for nicotine will have evaporated. Our clinician will discuss behavioural modification practices and give you audio CDs to take home and listen to. We will also provide you with a recommendation for a nutritional supplement regime to aid in your detoxifying process. You are free to purchase these supplements anywhere you choose, but HealthPoint stocks quality brands for your convenience. We’ll follow up with a phone call to see how you’re progressing at regular intervals after the treatment—we like to keep in touch with our clients and hear your success stories! We’ll also let you know about our upcoming informational seminars that you may be interested in.

What do I do if I have a craving?

Most of our clients—over 85 percent in fact—never experience cravings after their laser therapy treatment. If you are one of the minority who do, perhaps due to unforeseen stressful events, we offer free enhancement treatments within the first three months of your original session.

How does it work?

Based on traditional Chinese medicine, ear acupuncture—also known as auricular-therapy—targets specific ear points that are used to release neurotransmitters in the brain such as dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins, the pleasure centres of the brain, which help to break the addiction cycle. When you stimulate an acupoint—an acupuncture nerve point—on your ear or on your body, your brain can release the neurotransmitters that eliminate cravings from addiction withdrawal. This technology coupled with our behavioural modification addiction counselling and nutritional guidance currently has more than a 90 percent stop smoking success rate.