The Phoenix Laser Stop Smoking programme is based on a holistic approach, which considers the whole person; body, mind and spirit. The programme is without side-effects and is drug-free, non-invasive, safe and painless combining laser treatment, counselling and back-up support.
The new, holistic approach to smoking cessation
The British Medical Journal recently outlined a study that shows traditional nicotine replacement treatments are not working and that "finding more effective ways to help people give up smoking remains an ongoing challenge."
Unlike nicotine replacement treatments, Phoenix Laser Therapy’s new laser-based smoking cessation programme is producing outstanding results.
They have been the pioneer of an ongoing programme of treatments for smoking cessation based on an holistic approach of therapies, which are drug-free, safe and painless. The treatments combine Laser Therapy and Counselling with continued client individual support.
Laser treatment smoking cessation intervention involves the application of a cold, non-evasive pain free laser beam to specific points of the body: stimulating and helping to release endorphins. These can help the body to relieve discomfort and stress associated with stopping smoking. This helps enable individuals to concentrate on lifestyle changes associated with becoming smoke free. It is believed that nicotine releases endorphins which give the smoker a sense of relaxation. When smoking stops, the sudden drop in endorphin levels leads to withdrawal symptoms. Laser treatment helps reduce the craving, stress, and restores balance.
Laser Treatment is a very relaxing experience and in comparison to other smoking cessation methods, there are relatively few contra-indications, making Laser Treatment more appropriate for general use. The Phoenix Laser model can be adapted for use with other smoking cessation interventions; patches, inhalators, chewing gum, hypnosis and acupuncture etc.
Phoenix’s programme has been the subject of two research
projects within the NHS over the past three years and has been well publicised
in the press.
The Laser Stop Smoking Programme has also been featured in the Singapore Straits Times on 10th June 2005 [Smokers here can zap habit with new laser treatment], and also Today Paper on 8th July 2005 [Zap that addiction away], along with a ‘Live’ radio interview on LIVE938’s Mind and Body radio programme, and in the November 2005 edition of Singapore Elle.
Phoenix’s programme has been the subject of two research projects
within the NHS over the past three years and has been well publicised in the press.