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“On July 14, 2014, I was a heavy smoker, one to two packs a day and drinking 8 to 10 large coffees a day. I needed to quit as my health and finances were deteriorating. Tina at Just Quit Laser gave me 3 laser treatments and I haven’t smoked since. Over 3 years smoke free. Amazing.
Thank you Tina! Brian Cormier, Sackville, N.S”
JustQuit provides you with a quick method to quit smoking. Low-level laser therapy stimulates the body with endorphins to help eliminate the cravings caused by nicotine withdrawal. The treatment is quick, easy and not only painless, but calming and relaxing. And best of all, it really works!!
HOW DOES IT WORK?:
Smoking causes your body to increase it’s level of “endorphins”– the body’s natural calming chemicals. When you stop smoking, the endorphins drop suddenly, causing the “craving” you experience. Laser therapy promotes the release of endorphins for the first three to five days of nicotine withdrawal, reducing your cravings during the most stressful period associated with quitting smoking.
WE FOCUS ON THE FOLLOWING:
- The desire to quit
- The physical
- The habit
- Getting rid of nicotine.
IS IT SAFE?:
The entire procedure is external, totally non-invasive and painless. During the procedure, energy points on your hands, face, arms and ears are treated. Some people feel a calming sensation and a sense of well-being. After your treatment, the physical desire for a cigarette is gone.
2019 UPDATE: JustQuit Laser Therapy is pleased to welcome Amanda Hynes, registered Acupuncturist to the team. Amanda is offering a few new high value services to JustQuit Laser clients. Meet Amanda.
JustQuit Laser Clinic Bedford Place Mall – Smoking Cessation INTAKE FORM
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER QUITTING SMOKING
Cravings are most frequent in the first few days after quitting. Remember that generally cravings only last about 30 seconds. To get through cravings practice the 4 D’s: Drink water, Distract yourself, Deep breathing, Delay your smoking urge.
1-7 Days Dizziness
Light-headedness, dizziness or faintness are common symptoms of withdrawal from nicotine. As a smoker, the carbon monoxide from the cigarette smoke prevented a healthy supply of oxygen from reaching your brain. After quitting, oxygen levels increase to normal which may cause dizziness.
2-12 Days Dry Throat/Mouth
This occurs as your body gets rid of mucous that has blocked airways and restricted breathing. Drink plenty of water; use cough drops, gum or sugar-free candy.
2-3 Days Increased Appetite
After quitting, you may confuse nicotine cravings with hunger pangs. You may also have a better sense of taste as the nerve endings in your mouth and nose regrow. Thus, you may feel like eating more. Take control of your appetite – be careful not to replace cigarettes with food. Have healthy, low-fat snacks readily available and drink plenty of water.
1-4 Weeks The “Blues”
Many people who quit go through a process of grieving – very much like losing a job, a friend or anything of value to you. Exercise is the best tool to improve your mood. To get started try a brisk 15-20-minute walk. Other suggestions include talking to a friend, journaling, or volunteering in your community.
2-3 Weeks Irritability
Be aware that you may feel irritable after quitting. This is caused by the body’s craving for nicotine. Distract yourself by engaging in a hobby or exercise. Reward yourself for the progress you have made – go out for dinner, watch a movie, or buy yourself a special treat.
2-4 Weeks Feeling Tired
Nicotine is a drug; it is a stimulant that gives you a lift. This symptom will lessen over time and your energy level will increase.
2-4 Weeks Increased Coughing
This is a sign that the natural cleansing system in your lungs is working better. Your body is clearing and detoxifying the mucous that has blocked airways and made it difficult for you to breathe. Drink plenty of water.
2-4 Weeks Insomnia
Nicotine affects brain wave functioning and may change your sleep patterns. It is common in the first few days after quitting to wake up frequently during the night. Coughing during the night may also contribute to wakefulness. Some people find an evening walk, exercising, reading, or cutting back on caffeine helpful.
BENEFITS OF QUITING SMOKING
Tobacco products are designed to be addictive, which can be a struggle for people who smoke. Quitting smoking is hard, but with the proper support you’ll be able to see the benefits of kicking the habit almost immediately. We’re happy to help people in their attempts to lead healthier lives.
– Blood pressure and pulse return to normal
– Oxygen levels return to normal
– Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in blood reduce by half
– Carbon monoxide levels in blood drop to normal
– Carbon monoxide will be eliminated from the body
– Lungs start to clear out mucous and other smoking debris
– There is no nicotine left in the body
– Ability to taste and smell is greatly improved
– Breathing becomes easier
– Bronchial tubes begin to relax and energy levels increase
– Circulation improves
– Lung function increases
– Coughs, wheezing and breathing problems improve as lung functions are increased by up to 10%
– Excess risk of coronary heart disease is reduced by about half and declines gradually hereafter
– Risk of heart attack falls to about half that of a smoker
– Risk of stroke returns to the level of people who have never smoked (5-15 years)
– Risk of lung cancer falls to about half that of a smoker
– Risk of lung cancer is reduced to close to that observed in non-smokers
– Risk of coronary heart disease falls to the same as someone who has never smoked
– If you have quit smoking before age 50 you have halved the risk of dying in the next
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