How Laser Works

Are You Playing
Russian Roulette
with Your Health?

Smoking impacts on families are not widely understood. But ask a child who lives with a smoker and you’ll be surprised at what they’ll tell you. One of our clients recounted how their eight-year-old daughter came home from school in a distraught state after learning about the effects of smoking in class. The young girl was so wracked with worry for her father she wrote him a poignant letter. In that letter, she begged her father to stop smoking for the sake of his health and that of the family. She never knew that smoking causes cancer, strokes, circulatory diseases and even blindness. She never knew that her father was playing roulette with every cigarette he lit. She never knew that people living under the same roof as a smoker are just as much at risk. The young girl’s letter touched her father so much he underwent laser integrative treatment and has broken the smoking habit - much to the delight of his family.




FORGET about nicotine patches and gum. Laser integrative therapy provides a safe, new way to beat smoking once and for all. Laser integrative therapy involves the use of a special non-burning laser beam that is applied to specific energy points on the hands, wrists, ears, nose and wrists.

But how does it work?

Natural chemicals in the body that help relieve stress and pain fall dramatically when smokers try to quit cold turkey. As withdrawal symptoms kick in, endorphins in the body drop and cause people to become stressed, tense and irritable. In many cases, this leads to yet another cigarette and the smoking habit starts all over again.

Laser integrative treatment can end this destructive cycle. The laser counters these effects by boosting endorphins in your body in a natural way. This helps reduce cravings for nicotine, the addictive substance found in tobacco, and provides a calming effect. As the level of nicotine in your body subsides, our expert laser practitioners provide psychological support and dietary advice on ways to live a smoke-free life.

Laser Medicine Evidence-based clinical studies for reference

Study one:

Low Level Laser For The Stimulation Of Acupoints For Smoking Cessation: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Randomised Trial And Semi-Structured Interviews. Kerr, C.M., Lowe, P.B. & Spielholz, N.I. (2008). Journal of Chinese Medicine 86: 46-51.

Aim: to determine whether the application of laser acupoint stimulation to previously reported effective ear and body acupuncture points was successful in reducing the physical symptoms of withdrawal, so promoting a complete cessation of smoking.

Design: The method used was that of a double blind, randomised controlled trial and semi‑structured interviews. Adult volunteers (n=415) were recruited following a television appeal. After initial screening and application of inclusion/exclusion criteria the volunteers (n=387) were randomly allocated to either of the treatment groups A or B or C.

Intervention: Three laser therapy treatments on days 1, 3 and 7 of the programme and one sham treatment on day 14 (Group A) or 4 laser treatments carried out on days 1, 3, 7 and 14 (Group B) or Group C with four sham treatments on days 1, 3, 7 and 14. Sham treatments used an inactive probe identical in appearance to active probe.

Findings: Groups A and Group B participants achieved a higher rate of non smoking than Group C. Of the two groups, four treatments (Group B) was more effective than the three treatments (Group A). The differences in the non smoking behaviors of all three groups were statistically significant. Subjective data reported a lessening of withdrawal symptoms after laser treatment.

Conclusions: Laser acupoint stimulation can assist in smoking cessation by reducing the physical symptoms of withdrawal.

Study two:

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Laser Acupuncture on Osteoarthritic Knee Pain:
A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Clinical Trial

Meikin Li Rees*, PhD, MHlthSc. (TCM), BAppSc. (Acupuncture); Peter Meier, PhD; James J. Brown, PhD, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW, Australia.



Osteoarthritis (OA) is the major cause of musculoskeletal pain and mobility disability in elderly populations. The objective of this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial was to evaluate the effectiveness of laser acupuncture as a drug-free alternative treatment for osteoarthritis knee (OAK) pain. The study design integrated modern laser technology with traditional acupuncture philosophy, treatment principles and techniques. The study tested the null hypothesis that laser acupuncture does not reduce pain and stiffness and improve physical function in OAK.


It was found that laser reduces OAK pain and stiffness and improves physical function. All primary outcome measures were statistically significantly improved (p value < 0.05). The study identified, for the first time, the importance of selecting optimum laser parameters, CM diagnostic criteria for OAK disease differentiation and specific acupuncture point formulae targeting the underlying causes and symptoms of OAK. Additionally, placebo assessment measured the importance of the patient-practitioner relationship, bonding, and faith and task compliance in working towards mutual treatment goals.


The study results indicate that irradiating specific acupuncture points according to the CM paradigm offers a safe and effective drug-free treatment for OAK. Further studies are needed to confirm these findings.

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