Stop Smoking Using Laser Therapy

There are many therapies on offer to help someone quit smoking ranging from hypnosis to use the patch or nicotine replacement patches. Now, there is a new method developed technology that is low-level laser (low level laser technology / LLLT).

This therapy uses a laser used for skin care that is a magnitude of 5 to 500 mW. Low power laser is emitted at 29 points throughout the body starting from the face, ears, wrists, and hands.

According to experts LLLT, Philip Gabel, shooting lasers aimed affect a person's dependence on nicotine. LLLT technology works by stimulating the brain cells that are in a state of dependence. The laser irradiation does not damage living cells, but returns in the biochemical structure of brain cells a bit back like conditions before the addiction.

"As a result of the consumption of nicotine when we feel relaxed, the brain does not need it. Therapy will restore the brain to condition prior to smoking," said Gabel on introductions S Clinic in Jakarta, Wednesday (06/05/2013) yesterday.

At certain points that got the laser beam, the light Gabel, there are nerves and blood vessels. Twenty-nine is the greatest access to the workings of the brain. One area that received radiation area is lip. Two points that got radiation is the end of the left and right lip.

Lips are one of the areas directly affected by the smoke. Area usually becomes quickly wrinkled lip and blackened. This area also has two large access in influencing dependence on nicotine.

LLLT therapy consists of 3 sessions. The first session was for an hour, while the remainder is less than 30 minutes. "The radiation itself only lasted 15 minutes. Remaining time is used for counseling and relaxation," said Gabel.

Distance arrival of the first and second sessions was 3 days. While two to three sessions approximately 7 to 10 days. According to Gabel, during the first two sessions are usually patients already feel the therapeutic effects of LLLT. This stimulation began to be felt for 12 to 24 hours after the first treatment. Then increased to 4 to 6 weeks

"Patients no longer need cigarettes and away from him. Patient success rate is quite high," Gabel said that claims of 10 patients who come in, 9 of them quit smoking.

Even so, he advised patients to firmly commit to stop smoking. Philip also advised to maintain a diet, sleep, work, and a good rest. This is because LLLT therapy only affects the desire to smoke, do not reduce nicotine in the body. Nicotine levels being discharged through the body's metabolism.

"This therapy can indeed help patients reduce the desire to smoke, but the control remains in the patient," he said.