Laser Therapeutics is proud to have been a part of the laser therapy stop smoking research study leading to publication of the article:
“Low level laser for the stimulation of acupoints for smoke cessation: a double blind, placebo controlled randomized trial and semi-structures interviews”
Catherine M. Kerr
Paul B. Lowe
Neil I. Spielholz
As published in The Journal of Chinese Medicine
Health and Beauty, Inc. along with its partner Laser Therapeutics have developed a method designed to assist patients to stop smoking with the use of low powered lasers. Our Class 3B lasers do not cut or burn as high powered lasers do, instead they stimulate a number of bio-chemical reactions within the cell. They are classified by the FDA as “Non-Significant Risk Devices” meaning they are less than minimal risk devices. Our Omega Laser is FDA cleared for certain pain conditions and along with the Evolution II Laser is being utilized to conduct additional clinical trials to research their effect on smoking addiction. In previous clinical trials we successfully treated over 25,000 patients worldwide to help them stop smoking. The treatment protocol is simple, non-invasive and the patient experiences no pain or discomfort.
Holland AmericanOur clients using our stop smoking program include Holland America Cruise Lines who have equipped every vessel in their fleet with our program and lasers to help employees stop smoking. Our smoking program was instituted in conjunction with HAL’s requirement that employees be smoke- free. The program initially started with 6 ships and now encompasses the entire 18 Ship fleet because of the success rate achieved. Our independent centers have also treated thousands of Ford Motor Company line employees and numerous other corporate clients have embraced the program. The Government of Qatar has adopted our lasers and program and made it available to its citizens. We have submitted a proposal at the request of the U.S. Government Veterans Administration to equip certain hospitals with our lasers and stop smoking program. In addition to all the health benefits to being a non-smoker, companies and government entities choose to utilize our smoking cessation treatment program because if their employees and citizens stop smoking, the results achieved can lead toward reduced health costs and insurance premiums, increased employee morale and dramatically improved productivity. A recent study at Penn State University shows that for every dollar spent by Government agencies on Smoking Cessation programs, the return is well in excess of the amount spent and as high as a three to one. Health and Beauty Inc. and its Partners conducted the only University-based, placebo controlled, randomized double blinded clinical study utilizing our lasers for smoking cessation. The results of the +/- 400 person published study show that almost 68% of the participants treated were still smoke-free after 90 days while the Placebo group was less than 3%. The Study was published in the prestigious Journal of Chinese Medicine and can be viewed by clicking the link below.
There are two methods of treating stop smoking patients. The first method treats 14 acupuncture points and is administered in 4 separate sessions. Each session is about 5 minutes of treatment time. The second method involves treating about 53 acupuncture points all in one session. Treatment time is about 20 minutes. The protocol is normally administered once. If the patient subsequently feels the urge to smoke they are urged to come in for a “Booster” (re-treatment) before regression. Those patients requiring a Booster are given priority in scheduling and the same protocol is administered again. In practice both treatment methods are equally effective and each Center chooses the treatment method they wish to utilize. The laser treatment is combined with motivational therapy and detoxing as well as CO monitoring which were not part of the clinical trials but which enhance the effectiveness of the treatment. Our training cession includes these procedures.
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