Relieving the physical need for the substance without using a drug and treating the physical dependency.

Under normal circumstance, the body produces natural “feel good” substances called endorphins in response to a wide variety of factors such as physical activity.

Nicotine also stimulates the brain to produce these substances but has the undesirable effect of reducing the body’s own natural ability to produce them. Thus when a smoker stops the intake of nicotine, the body, having lost its ability to produce the opiates goes into a state of withdrawal.

Soon an intense craving and preoccupation develops for “a smoke” to combat “coming down” from the “high”. Many smoking cessations programs rely on a gradual reduction of nicotine which produces a mild state of withdrawal over a prolonged period of time. However, during this time the temptation to smoke again is high and many return to smoking.

The goal of managing the physical component of the addiction is or replace the nicotine stimulant for endorphin production with a non harmful and non addictive substitute while the body regains it’s ability to produce these endorphins on its own. When nicotine is completely eliminated and a detoxification program implemented this can happen in a much shorter period of time (usually 10 – 30 days).

Imagine Laserworks centres use modern acupuncture-like devices to stimulate specific nerves in the body to produce a powerful and long-lasting production of opiates to combat withdrawal. Unlike nicotine-containing gum or dermal “patches” , the procedure is not addictive.

Traditional Acupuncture points are believed to stimulate the central nervous system. This, in turn, releases chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These biochemical changes may stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional well-being.

The Stop Smoking Treatment is performed in less than an hour. You can smoke up to the door, come in, fill out the intake form, have the procedure done and walk out the door in less than an hour smoke free.

Optional add on treatments are also available.