The patch, gum, cold turkey, pills…what’s next?

Around every corner, every hour of every day of every month, those cigarettes will follow you with regrettable side effects and hazards.

I get it, Danny from Grease taking a drag in almost every scene.. sexy. Next up, your hubby taking a drag before crawling into bed…not so sexy. The difference? John Travolta…is John Travolta, he can do whatever he wants and the ladies will be all over it!! I’m sure you’ve heard the statistics but allow me to refresh your memory..

In Canada, it is estimated that smoking is responsible for 30% of all cancer deaths and is related to more than 85% of lung cancer cases.

  • The more you smoke and the longer you smoke, the more you increase your risk of developing lung cancer. But within 10 years of quitting, an ex-smoker’s overall risk of dying from lung cancer is cut in half.

If you quit, your risk of cancers of the mouth, throat, larynx, esophagus, bladder and cervix decreases.

Read more: http://www.cancer.ca/Ontario/Prevention/Quit smoking/Why should I quit.aspx?sc_lang=en#ixzz1f8g6iWSc

I’m proud to say that I have never smoked..not once. It is tough to relate to the cravings and the addiction which makes quitting so difficult but I have been around and spoken to enough people to have a better understanding. Here’s what I’ve discovered..

As of this week I have begun a new adventure at TriCity Physio doing laser acupuncture for smoking cessation, weight loss and sleep management. That’s right, I have thrown my social life out the window (not entirely of course) and have decided to pop up in yet another clinic! Pins and needles are NOT in my vocabulary. Okay, so maybe I’ll poke your finger once and a while to get a sample for a live cell analysis (who doesn’t like to play Dexter once and a while?) BUT when it comes to acupuncture, I like to stick to a laser! HUH?

The Quick Stop Laser Solution is extremely effective in reducing and eliminating the cravings, and the stress associated with quitting smoking. Physiologically you will not crave nicotine after the treatment protocol, yet you may still have a psychological connection to cigarettes that need to be identified, managed an eliminated. When you quit smoking, or go on a diet, you are denying yourself something that the brain has affiliated to feeling good or as stress relieving. You have been giving yourself intermediate gratification every time you light up or eat a savory treat. Who hasn’t reached out for comfort food when they food down? And smokers commonly reach for a cigarette when they feel stress. When you associate something with feeling good, your brain connects that action with a release of Endorphins (an opioid produced by the pituitary gland and hypothalamus) that gives you a morphine-like rush. When you consistently give yourself this rush under stress or anxiety, you’re strengthening the mind’s connection to the cigarette’s ability to provide you with a rush of happiness. Sounds easy, right? …well it can be if you are determined and take the first step to becoming a non-smoker!

Below is some information on each program.

** please note, VERVE is still up and going in addition to this new clinic! 🙂

Stop Smoking : Quick Stop

Quick Stop:       $395.00+HST

Initial Visit is (1) Hour.                                          Remaining (2) visits are 30 minutes each

Includes: Laser Therapy treatment for smoking cessation

Quick Stop Extra Care

Quick Stop Extra Care Option: $495.00+HST

Initial Visit is (1) Hour.  (2) Laser sessions @ 60 minutes each /Remaining (5) visits are 30 minutes each

Includes: Laser Therapy, Holistic Nutritionist Consultation and Customized Personal Best Program

 

Personal Best

Personal Best (6) Week Program: $495.00+HST

Initial Visit is (1) Hour   (1) 30 minute Plan discussion Remaining (5) Weeks with (2) – 30 minute appointments weekly or 5 (1) hour appointments

Includes: Laser Therapy, Holistic Nutritionist Consultation and Customized Personal Best Program

Personal Best Ultimate Care: $999.00+HST

Six Month Comprehensive program  

Initial Visit is (1) Hour    2nd Appointment -30 minutes Remaining visits as needed for (6) months (Max. 32 sessions), by the hour or half hour

Based on results of LTP assessments this option gives you the ultimate care from our practionners to ensure you are supported in your wellness journey.

Includes: Laser Therapy, Holistic Nutritionist Consultation and Customized Personal Best Program, Personalized health coaching and goal monitoring

 

Health Maintenance Plan          (20 minutes) x 6 weekly visits                                                                         $195.00+HST

Personal health coaching                                                                         

Options Description

The services offered by Laser Therapy Programs under a registered Chiropractor may be covered under your extended benefits program. Check with your benefits manager.

QuickStop

Three smoking cessation specific treatments with Laser and Lifestyle coaching

You want to stop smoking and The QuickStop Solution can help you achieve this amazing change in your life. You will receive 3 laser therapy treatments to assist your body shift your metabolic rate to even. What we mean here, is that it will prepare your body to make the change without the side effect of physical cravings.

QuickStop Extra Care

This option goes over and above helping you to stop smoking. Quickstop Extra Care gives you the added support of working with a Holistic Nutritionist to ensure you will not gain weight because of your new found success. We give you the tools you will need, we listen, we teach and we support you. Frequent follow ups provide accountability and motivation as you watch your progress and learn weight management strategies.

Three Smoking Cessation specific treatments with up to an additional two sessions for Smoking Cessation OR Weight Loss Laser Therapy within the next (5) 30 minute sessions with the Holistic Nutritionist for body detoxification coaching, weight loss coaching and whatever else is of concern to you. This is a six week program with full customized support.

Personal Best

Six week program with up to 12 – half hour sessions (or six 1 hour) of coaching support from our Holistic Nutritionists

You will be working with our Holistic Nutritionist on any combination of the following areas:

Smoking Cessation Women’s Health Gastrointestinal Health
Immune Health Joint Health Men’s Health
Cardiovascular Health Detoxification Stress Management
Sleep Management Musculoskeletal Health Blood Sugar Support

After a thorough assessment, we will be able to determine the areas of priority for you.

Your initial 60-minute assessment to review goals, medical history, current food intake, portion sizes, food preferences, restaurants/food courts frequented, supplement use, exercisehabits and to take body measurements.

Based on your assessment, your Holistic Nutritionist then prepares a Personalized Meal Plan and Recommendations Report which your Holistic Nutritionist designs to help you achieve a weight loss of

1 to 3 pounds per week in addition to other goals you have (e.g. cholesterol lowering, energy management, lower stress or management sleep loss etc.)

A second 30-minute appointment during which Your Lifestyle Coach presents your weight loss plan and nutrition recommendations.

•Ten (30- minute) follow up visits booked weekly. During your follow ups, Your Holistic Nutritionist will review your food diary, discuss ways to overcome obstacles/challenges, measure your weight and set goals for the following week. You’ll learn about reading nutrition labels, navigating restaurant menus, increasing fibre, supplementation, and other topics related to your goals.

If your goals include lowering LDL cholesterol or blood sugar, at 6 weeks Your Holistic Nutritionist can help you read your new levels.

Personal Best Ultimate Care                                       Six Month Comprehensive Program

Multiple areas of priority usually mean that 6 weeks will not be enough time to identify and address all of your health concerns. With the Ultimate Care Option, we can ensure your individualized care plan will have time to work within your body. We will be with you on this journey to health and wellness. We will be your educators, your supporters and best of all your cheerleaders! This program is customized for specifically for you.

Your initial 60-minute assessment to review goals, medical history, current food intake,

portion sizes, food preferences, restaurants/food courts frequented, supplement use, exercise

habits and to take body measurements.

Based on your assessment, your Holistic Nutritionist then prepares a Personalized Meal Plan and Recommendations Report which your Holistic Nutritionist designs to help you achieve a weight loss of

1 to 3 pounds per week in addition to other goals you have (e.g. cholesterol lowering, energy management, lower stress or management sleep loss etc.)

A second 30-minute appointment during which Your Holistic Nutritionist presents your weight loss plan and nutrition recommendations.

•Thirty two (30 minute) follow up visits within the next 6 months can be booked weekly ( 2 half hour appointments weekly – or 1 hour weekly).  During your follow ups, Your Holistic Nutritionist will review your food diary, administer the Laser Therapy, discuss ways to overcome obstacles/challenges, measure your weight and set goals for the following week. You’ll learn about reading nutrition labels, navigating restaurant menus, increasing fibre, supplementation, and other topics related to your goals.

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