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A Reno Family Physician Discusses Ways to Stop Smoking

Finding information on how to stop smoking is easy, but what is not as easy is sorting through it all. Which method is the best; or better yet, which one will work the best for you? Each person is different, and not everyone will respond the same way to the same approaches. This information may help you decide to quit smoking, and, with some effort, end up smoke free.

What are the Benefits of not Smoking?

In the U.S., there are over 170,000 deaths per year due to cancer, including lung cancer. Certain cancers may not be preventable, but lung cancer caused by smoking is, so keep that in mind while trying to quit. Beyond cancer, quitting smoking lowers blood pressure, and lowers the risk for both heart attack and stroke. It also helps you breathe better, not to mention the money you will save when you no longer need to buy cigarettes.

When it seems Impossible to Quit

Smokers struggling to quit seem to have tried it all, the patch, gum, hypnosis, self-help books and groups, cold turkey, yoga, and even shock treatment! Even after all this, they are still smokers. Some physicians are now using what is called a cold (low-level) painless laser, fired at specific points on the hands and face like acupuncture, to rid the body of nicotine cravings and other symptoms of withdrawal by raising the body’s own natural pain and stress reliever.

The Newest Medical Breakthrough in the Science of Battling a Nicotine Habit

As a family physician in Nevada, I have developed a 4-step program that uses the cold laser to help you overcome the need to smoke. What sets this system apart? Nicotine gum and patches just give the body nicotine in another form, while prescription drugs are expensive and may have some serious side effects. His program has no side effects, provides ongoing support without a long-term commitment, and causes the release of natural stress and pain reducers.

What does this new Program Involve?

Step One: A consultation with myself or a member of the medical staff.

Step Two: The cold laser treatment, in which a low-level laser beam will stimulate the acupuncture points related to smoking. This releases chemicals in your brain that relax you, which reduces the withdrawal symptoms.

Step Three: The dietary and lifestyle action plan, to help with cravings, rid the body of toxins, give exercise ideas and stress reduction tips, not to mention a free relaxation CD.

Step Four: The follow up visit, to track your progress, and determine if you might benefit from further treatment, or if the dietary lifestyle plan is enough to keep you on course to your goal of becoming a non-smoker, although the clinic staff is always available for additional support as needed

No matter what anyone may say there is no ‘miracle cure’ that will make cravings disappear overnight. With the right support, though, you can overcome the need for nicotine. Do the homework; find out everything you can about any new program or product before investing time and money into it. The most important step in the journey to stop smoking is the first one.