Using the principals of ear acupuncture (auriculotherapy), targets specific ear points to induce the brain chemistry to release neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin and endorphins (the pleasure chemicals of the brain) to travel to different sections of the brain, which help to break the addiction cycle. The nucleus accumbens mediates the release of the neurotransmitter dopamine, which underlies pleasure and relaxation.
But the dopamine itself is released from the ventral tegmental area (VTA), another contender for the title of "pleasure center." The VTA releases dopamine to the nucleus accumbens, the prefrontal cortex, amygdala, and septum, all of which play an important role in what is called the reward circuit. When an acupoint (an acupuncture nerve point) is stimulated, the brain releases neurotransmitters that eliminate cravings from addiction withdrawal. This technology, coupled with Theralase's behavioural modification addiction counseling and nutritional guidance, has a very high rate of success.
Because we know everyone reacts differently, the program is tailored to each individual’s needs. This means that regardless of how many you smoke or for how long, this program can help you achieve your goal to become smoke-free.
Provides effective treatment for smoking, drug and alcohol addictions, as well as weight loss, through stimulating specific points in the ear causing the brain to release neurotransmitters (such as endorphins and dopamine) that help to break the addiction cycle. Theralase combines treatment with behavioural modification addiction counseling and nutritional guidance to create programs with a very high rate of success.
It's a well-established therapeutic technique with a wide range of medical applications. Cold laser is applied to energy points to help stimulate endorphin levels affected by nicotine withdrawal, help individuals stay calm and feel more in control and help the body detox.
During the initial session we will discuss your lifestyle, the role smoking plays in your life, when and where you smoke, the factors that lead you to smoke and your dependency level. This will help us to create a tailored plan to help you to overcome your addiction.