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Is laser therapy an effective quit smoking?

Is laser therapy an effective quit smoking?

Yes: If can be effective way to get assistance to quit smoking. It is not a quick one time procedure. It takes a number of treatments by someone trained in its use. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Quit Smoking (Definition)

Quitting smoking is the single most important decision smokers can make to improve their health. Preparing a quit-smoking plan and enlisting support from your doctor and your loved ones can greatly improve your chances of success. Your doctor can help you decide if over-the-counter or prescription medications can help. Pick a quit day a few weeks ahead and put it on your calendar. Plan how you're going deal with situations that make you want to smoke. Take advantage of support from family, friends, and co-workers, and consider joining a smoking cessation program so that you don't ...Read more


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Can laser therapy or hypnosis help quit smoking?

Can laser therapy or hypnosis help quit smoking?

NOT RELIABLY?: I must confess i had never even heard of the laser treatment i had to look it up! i think that there are many other more reliable methods like the nicoderm (nicotine patch) patch, gum, and best is chantix. Other than the cost, laser and hypnosis should not cause harm. ...Read more

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How effective is low level laser therapy to stop smoking?

How effective is low level laser therapy to stop smoking?

Average : Not so different from acupuncture. Which means not too, different from "cold turkey, " or, other forms of smoke cessation programs. ...Read more

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Can cold laser therapy really make you quite smoking for good?

Can cold laser therapy really make you quite smoking for good?

NO- but it may help: No single treatment can "make" you quit smoking except for your own inner resolve. Cold laser may reduce cravings for tobacco and ease withdrawal symptoms, but should be used in conjunction with other strategies which can include acupuncture, herbs, supplements, eft (www.Eftuniverse.Com/) etc. See www.Wellsphere.Com/general-medicine-article/cold-laser-for-smoking-cessation-fact-or-crap/523149. ...Read more

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Can cognitive behavioral therapy help someone quit smoking?

Can cognitive behavioral therapy help someone quit smoking?

CBT: In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is usually more focused on the present, more time-limited, and more problem-solving oriented. In addition, patients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors. ...Read more

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I am finding it hard to quit smoking. please advise on nicotine replacement therapy.

I am finding it hard to quit smoking. please advise on nicotine replacement therapy.

Blood should help!: I hope experts in nicotine also answer - but let me add this to whatever they say. A part of smoking that is actually good for you is the breath pattern. It is the best way to clear old air, lowers BP and helps us relax. So, when folk quit - they lose this. Don't! Keep doing that pattern as often and long as if you were smoking - just w/o the tobacco. It will help! ...Read more

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Quit smoking 6wks ago. At 4 weeks asthma got better. No treatments needed for a week. Now asthma is worse again. Need treatment every day. Why?

Quit smoking 6wks ago. At 4 weeks asthma got better. No treatments needed for a week. Now asthma is worse again. Need treatment every day. Why?

Don't. Know. Why: Smoking does not cause asthma but can worsen it. Smoking causes copd. Asthma is inflammatory disease. You need to use. Inhaled steroid on regular basis to prevent flare up. . Other. Allergens and irritants need to be avoided to keep asthma under control. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best way to quit smoking right before/during cancer treatment?

Could you tell me what's the best way to quit smoking right before/during cancer treatment?

Motivated or Not?: Right before or during cancer treatment? How about quit smoking now - immediately! the fastest way i know to address this is through acupuncture. But the person needs to have at least a modicum of motivation. ...Read more

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Why isn't slt laser therapy used more as a first line treatment of glaucoma instead of drops?

Why isn't slt laser therapy used more as a first line treatment of glaucoma instead of drops?

Depends on patient: And physician. Slt can wear off, many patients are afraid of laser. Drops can always be stopped but laser can't be taken back. ...Read more

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What does cold laser therapy do?

What does cold laser therapy do?

Nontraditonal help: Photostimulation with a cold laser (aka healing laser) is used to desensitize teeth, accelerate the healing process after surgery, stop canker sores so they heal quicker, help stop smoking and can assist a multitude of medical problems. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: profractional laser therapy?

What is the definition or description of: profractional laser therapy?

See below: The profractional targets damaged tissue by creating tiny microchannels beneath the skin’s surface. This stimulates the skin’s natural healing process to form a new collagen base. As damaged cells are replaced with new and healthy tissue – your skin is rejuvenated, profractional technology targets only damaged tissue, allowing the healthy surrounding tissue to speed recovery time. ...Read more

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Cold laser therapy for neck pain?

Cold laser therapy for neck pain?

Cold laser therapy: An article published in the lancet reports that low-level laser therapy (lllt) reduces pain after treatment for non-specific neck pain. The article is the work of dr roberta chow, brain and mind research institute, university of sydney. He concluded lllt reduces pain immediately after treatment in acute neck pain and up to 22 weeks after completion of treatment in patients with chronic neck pain. ...Read more

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How does laser therapy work in eyes?

How does laser therapy work in eyes?

Two general types: Lasers are used to treat certain medical conditions: ie, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy. The laser used heats the target tissues. Lasers are often used to remove a clouded membrane that can form after cataract surgery. Most people hear about laser vision correction, eg lasik, in which a cold laser is used to reshape the front of the eye (cornea) to minimize the need for glasses. ...Read more

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Is sacroiliac pain treatable with cold laser therapy?

Probably not: Cold laser had very limited (several millimeters) permeability. Therefore it's unlikely any joint pain can be treated with this method. ...Read more

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When should ultraviolet/laser therapy be used for injury/sprain?

When should ultraviolet/laser therapy be used for injury/sprain?

Never: I am not aware of any evidence-based support for the use of laser therapy in the treat, ENT algorithm for injury/sprains in general. ...Read more

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Is laser therapy effective for deep hyperpigmentation and scarring?

Is laser therapy effective for deep hyperpigmentation and scarring?

Yes: Some lasers help with hyperpigmentation and scarring such as fractional co2, co2, erbium:yag, fraxel, ktp and nd:yag lasers. Ipl devices also help with hyperpigmentation. Thermage and other skin tightening procedures can help with scarring. ...Read more

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Which therapy works best for planter faciitis like ultrasound ot laser therapy?

Which therapy works best for planter faciitis like ultrasound ot laser therapy?

It depends: The treatment that worse the best with the least risk and disruption to your life would seem the best to me. Everyone responds diffrently. Sometimes simple stretching will do the trick and other people will require orthotics or surgery. Your local podiatrist will be able to take of this for you. Podiatrist see this all day long and are very successful at treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Joshua Fox
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Laser Therapy (Definition)

Laser stands for "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation." this is the use of a specific wave length of light that can target the skin with potential beneficial effects to reduce signs of aging, ...Read more


Dr. Dean Giannone
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Tobacco Cessation (Definition)

Tobacco cessation programs provide support and medical services to those seeking to stop ...Read more