FAQs

FAQs 2018-01-29T18:10:26+00:00

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

A cold low-powered, non-invasive laser. All of the laser equipment is CSA (Canadian Standards Association) approved.

Treatment may be on the ears, hands, arms, feet, and face.

No. All you will feel is a slight tingling or pulsating sensation, and you will feel more relaxed during and after the treatment.

Laser therapy is completely safe, painless and drug free. Precautions exist about combining laser therapy with certain medical conditions and medications; therefore, each client is screened on the telephone and again in person. Otherwise there are no known side effects.

Each full treatment takes 45-60 minutes, depending on individual needs. Boosters are 15-30mins.

Wanting to quit is half the battle but committing to changing your life is another.

One year after having laser therapy, 98% of our clients are still non-smokers. These clients used the tools, tips and strategies and changed their lives for a NuLife, so YES this really does work!

Check out our Comparison of Methods to Quit Smoking to see how effective laser therapy is compared to the alternative methods.

Most people gain 5-12 lb’s when they quit smoking – food tastes and smells better; they want something to do with their hands, and their metabolism slows down. When you book your appointment you can request the additional appetite reduction points and verbal tips to help you avoid gaining weight.

You can also request the extra stress reduction points and verbal tips. These additional points help you relax and sleep better; the verbal tips help you remain in control and feel more confident about quitting smoking.

Most benefits packages have acupuncture and laser therapy coverage for smoke cessation, weight loss, stress management, and drug & alcohol management treatments. Our programs are administered by healthcare professionals, and you may also qualify for coverage under specific practitioners such as Acupuncturists, Laser Therapists or Naturopathic Therapists.

Our therapy uses low powered lasers that produce a singular, concentrated light referred to as a light-emitting diode. These laser diodes are both non-invasive and non-thermal. There are no adverse side effects involved with NuLife laser therapy. It is considered a modern form of acupuncture.

Unfortunately because of the complexities of the psychological side of the addiction, no one can force you to stop smoking, drugs, alcohol or unhealthy foods, but we can help to eliminate the withdrawal and physical cravings, allowing you to become a non-addict in the easiest possible way. Our staff will give you tools to help you re-program your emotional dependency, reduce stress and provide nutritional guideline to help your body to detoxify and re-balance itself; we also provide counseling services where needed. As long as you want to quit, we can make it easy for you.

If you have scheduled your appointment in advance you can:

  • Drink 6-8 glasses of water per day,
  • Decrease (not eliminate) your caffeine intake for 3-5 days before treatment,
  • Do not smoke for 2 hour prior to your appointment.
  • Doing these things will help with your body’s ability to eliminate nicotine
  • 100% desire to quit
  • Ready to stop input of all nicotine products, including gums and cigars
  • Open to using alternative strategies to cope with stress and change
  • Willing to accept the support of friends, family and co-workers
  • Committed to attend laser treatment sessions
  • You are not pregnant
  • Not currently taking medications that cause increased sensitivity to light (check with your pharmacist)
  • No history of cancer in the past 5 years