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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- ~ N M, Kelowna, BC
"I was a referral to Scott at HealthPoint. I found him to be most professional, knowledgeable and courteous. His ethical standards and confidentiality are among the highest I have seen, which did wonders to minimize my apprehension. I am very happy to say that after my painless sessions with him, I no longer have a craving, making this a wonderfully positive change in my life. I highly encourage anyone with any dependency to contact him and find out how beautiful and productive life can be."
- ~ Pam M, Vernon, BC
"After smoking for 45 years, I was absolutely sick of cigarettes. I finally saw what I was doing to my body. My health suffered, with severe colds that would go to my chest, chronic coughing and infected sinuses. With smoking becoming so socially unacceptable, it really bothered me to even be seen smoking and having to search out places in public to do it. Quite frankly, it is very demoralizing to be the only one outside and smoking at a Christmas party or any other event. I knew I would need some help and I had heard about HealthPoint Laser in Kelowna. Scott made me feel very comfortable, and the procedure is definitely painless. I am absolutely amazed and thankful that this procedure has worked for me. I have been smoke free with not even a sneaky puff for six months and counting. Thank you Scott and HealthPoint Laser Clinic."
- "It's been over 3 months now and I have still not smoked!!! I feel like I never was a smoker and have absolutely no cravings. I will never go back to smoking again!! Thanks again."~ Tonia R, Kelowna, BC
- ~ Paul M, Vernon, BC
"I feel great. Had a couple of stressful weeks and didn't even think about having a smoke. I tell everyone who asks about your clinic and the treatment. Thanks again for me helping get off that disgusting habit."
- ~ Sean C, Kelowna, BC
"I would like to thank Scott for helping me quit a 16 year addiction with tobacco. I will be smoke free for 1 year as of tomorrow and recommend anyone to visit HealthPoint if you are serious about quitting. My wife, 3 year old daughter and I thank Scott and HealthPoint Laser Clinic and wish you continued success."
- ~ Marilyn O, Kelowna, BC
"I wish to express my appreciation for the treatment you provided in assisting my effort to quit smoking, which has now proven successful for a full three months, and I have every intention of continuing on this path. The money I would have spent on cigarettes is now accumulating in a special fund to reward myself. I would not hesitate to recommend your service to anyone in my circumstance."
- ~ Kim"Hi Scott,"I just wanted to touch base with you and let you know that I'm still doing great! I haven't even had one drag of a cigarette since I last saw you; it kicked in!! I am still so excited every time I think about the fact that I don't smoke. It's been such a different experience than ever before—a mind shift that I didn't know was even possible. The first time I responded to someone asking me to go for a smoke, I said "I don't smoke,"rather than 'I quit', and that was the first time I knew this was different. The difference in those 2 statements might not be seen, or make much sense to anyone else, but it was hugely significant to me. I knew then and there that my mind had shifted and smoking wasn't even a thought I had. No struggling, no flashing glimpse of a desire to 'just have one.' It was over. I was finished with that horrible thing that had such control over my life.For the first couple of months I kept waiting to wake up with the old desires creeping slowly back in, but it never happened. Eventually I stopped thinking about it at all. My friends and family were so supportive, and scared to smoke around me in case I was tempted, but I reassured them that my laser therapy had removed all that desire and once they put that to the test, they realized that it was true, and this time it was different. I couldn't be tempted because it just wasn't something that interested me anymore.""So I have become a testament to your willingness to follow through and persist with me when I felt like giving up, and that the laser therapy and your commitment to provide that service was solid and unwavering until I was no longer a smoker!" "I have given out links to your website, your phone number, your address (incase people are just driving by your office and decide that right then is the moment they want to make that change), and encouraged everyone to make that connection with you. It's life changing and I hope that everyone I know and love will make the decision to at least give it a try. I believe your laser therapy was an answer to my prayers, and I'm so grateful I heard your ad on the radio last year because this is the best thing I ever did for myself!" "Sorry I rambled on, I actually held back and had to stop myself somewhere. I just didn't want to miss expressing some of my excitement and gratefulness, and pointing out the positive changes in my life. I realize how silly that is when you probably don't even remember who I am, but I sure remember you, and your clinic, and the new life I live now that I'm free of smoking." "THANK YOU! Kim" "PS: and I didn't even touch on the positive changed from a financial aspect!"
- ~ Maria M, Kelowna, BC
"I smoked for more than 35 years and I have been smoke free now for over three months. I never thought I would be able to do it but HealthPoint made it easy. Thank you so much for giving me my energy back."
- ~ Brian Martin, morning Host SUN FM
“I HAVE quit smoking.....thank you HealthPoint Laser Clinic.........the laser treatment made quitting easy and the follow up help with hypnosis techniques have been instrumental in my success. I quit smoking and YOU can too."
- ~ Sandy L.
"Nov 5 2013 I had laser treatment to stop smoking. I had tried every avenue of smoking cessation without success...would this one work? I had lost my dad to lung cancer Oct 9 2012, and I didn't want to put my family through that again, so I was very motivated. That day I smoked my last cigarette in the parking lot...took a deep breath and went into the office. After the painless treatment I left the office feeling like I had a fresh start. I won't lie, there were times I had cravings, still do to this day. But I've been given the knowledge and the tools to fight these cravings, and ultimately to enjoy a new smoke free lifestyle. Here I am Feb 13 2015 and I am a non smoker! Thank you Healthpoint!!"
- "Just to let you know .....I will have achieved one year on April 28th. I was a very heavy smoker and I believe this has changed my life...so thank you!!! I have also told many people about you and I hope that at some point they take advantage of what you do...............On behalf of myself, Sherrie, Kyla and Stephanie ......THANK YOU!"~ Shane
- ~ Bob W, Nelson, BC
"After over 40 years I'm now approaching 3 months of not smoking. With Scott's help and my determination to quit I'm feeling better about this all the time. Thanks again Scott for your professional and pleasant manner of becoming involved with my goal to hopefully live a little longer and enjoy the freedom from addiction."
- ~ Lori T, Armstrong, BC
"I am still smoke free! I want to thank you for the treatment and your support. Without HealthPoint Laser I would not have succeeded at this goal."