Laser therapy has been used successfully in the treatment of smoking and drug addiction. The effect is to greatly reduce or eliminate the cravings. The treatment protocols are based on acupuncture principles, using laser light to stimulate the acupuncture points. However the precise mechanisms that create the effects are complex. Although both traditional acupuncture and laser therapy have each independently demonstrated increased endorphin and seratonin release, there are a number of theories and work on neuro-transmitters is suggesting new and interesting possibilities.
A recently published ‘double-blind’ smoking cessation study showed sustained cessation rates far in excess of those claimed by nicotine replacement therapies. Additionally, the laser therapy ex-smokers have overcome the nicotine addiction as well as the smoking habit, unlike nicotine replacement ex-smokers who can struggle with this residual problem and its cost.
Clinics are also using laser acupuncture for treating eating addiction as part of weight control programmes, and for stress management, but it is too early for a good body of evidence to have been developed on this.
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