The Kimmel Institute Can Help you Quit!
Using a painless cold laser system, we can help you to stop smoking now! Members of our staff have been trained in a smoking cessation program that has results comparable to prescription drug therapy, without any of the negative side effects! Sometimes referred to as “laser acupuncture”, for patients who are committed to giving up their cigarettes, this program will help you live a healthier life as a non-smoker.
WHAT IS COLD LASER THERAPY
We apply the laser to numerous acupuncture points on the head and arms. This then stimulates the brain to release the body’s own natural opiate-like substances (called endorphins) that stop the physical cravings caused by nicotine. However, in order for someone to become a non-smoker, we also address the psychological and behavioral aspects of the addiction. We offer a complete program that also includes a detoxification plan and advice for nutrition and exercise, as well as take home information for ongoing support after the client leaves our center. This is a onetime treatment to completely eliminate the addictive substance from your system.
DOES IT HURT?
No, the cold laser technique is completely painless and actually a very relaxing experience. Unlike traditional acupuncture, no needles are used and the procedure is totally non-invasive.
HOW EFFECTIVE IS IT?
Since we were a part of a clinical trial that ultimately reported to the FDA, we are bound to keep our specific site data confidential. However our success rate is equivalent to any other smoking cessation technique reported, including available medications, and without adverse side effects.
IS THIS GUARANTEED TO WORK?
Because there is a significant psychological component to the nicotine addiction, it is up to each individual to stop smoking. We offer a complete program to help clients achieve their goal in the fastest, safest and most effective way possible. If a person is committed to becoming smoke-free, then we can help make that possible. We do not guarantee results from the laser alone, however for those who are committed to quitting, this treatment is an excellent option.
IS THIS A MEDICAL TREATMENT?
Since nicotine addiction affects your body both physically and mentally, at The Kimmel Institute we believe that medical professionals are an important part of your care. Our staff has extensive experience in managing the harmful effects of smoking, and we are prepared to address the withdrawal process. At this time, the FDA does not list this as a medical procedure, however the Florida boards of medicine have suggested that only licensed health care professionals deliver this type of therapy.
WILL I NEED TO TAKE ANY MEDICATIONS?
No! Our program is all natural and drug-free! We will give you advice on nutritional supplements to aid in the detoxification of your body during the nicotine withdrawal phase, but no artificial chemicals are used in our protocol.