Quit Smoking: Does Laser Really Work?

July 1st, 2015

The question “Does laser really work?” is common and easy to answer. Yes, the laser really works!

The unit is plugged in. Electricity is being delivered. It is regularly calibrated to manufacturer’s specifications and maintained according to recommendations. Everything on the instrument panel is functioning accordingly. The laser IS working?

OK, enough sarcasm.

The better questions: “How can laser therapy help me quit smoking? ”  “How effective is laser stimulation at alleviating withdrawal symptoms?” Or “What role does laser stimulation play in becoming a nonsmoker?”

To ask “does the laser work” implies that laser alone is all that is necessary to quit smoking. The role of laser therapy (or laser acupuncture) is to calm the body to reduce uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. Alone, this effect can be powerful. However, nicotine addiction is complex. In addition to physical withdrawal symptoms, individuals must face the challenges of social, emotional and psychological withdrawal symptoms. It’s important that our customers recognize these complexities so that an unrealistic burden isn’t placed on laser alone. Our laser equipment cannot follow you around and physically prevent you from smoking……..only you can do that for yourself.

However, our program is unique in that we approach nicotine addiction from several different angles to help you quit smoking. Customers leave with a number of tools to help them manage thoughts, triggers and associations. They leave with an audio CD to support their transition to becoming a nonsmoker. We have a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist who is trained to help customers manage their feelings about their decision to quit, review previous quit attempts and will work with an individual to improve his/her confidence in their ability to quit smoking.

The questions you should be asking yourself:

Am I ready to quit smoking?

Do I need help with quitting smoking?

Can Alpha Lifestyle Center help me quit smoking.

If you answered “yes” to the first two questions and aren’t sure if Alpha Lifestyle Center can help, please read some comments on the Testimonials page of our website. If you’re still not sure, call us! We want to make sure that you have all of the information you need to make an informed decision.


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3 Responses to “Quit Smoking: Does Laser Really Work?”

  1. Ann says:

    This helped to get my father-in-law to quit smoking after doing it for 40 years. He’s tried so many other programs, to no avail. Since I worked in the medical field, I had heard about this and brought it up to him. After about a few sessions, he was completely cured of the craving to smoke. With all the various support they offer, there is no reason to think this wouldn’t help if you tried. I highly recommend this for anyone, at least give it a shot if the other stuff hasn’t helped. He feels so much better now, looks healthier….from a lifetime smoker to not lighting up. You absolutely have nothing to lose, and the Alpha employees were great about answering any concerns.



  2. Alan says:

    I really like that the program you offer includes tools and strategies to help with the social, emotional, and psychological sides of things. It’s definitely a multifaceted picture when it comes to being able to quit smoking. The laser is a good baseline or main approach, but it’s the full approach that makes the difference. This is the first time I’ve felt that I’m actually going to be able to quit forever!

  3. Patti says:

    I went to Alpha Lifestyles of Birmingham to quit smoking and I am very proud to say that after 3 years and 4 months I have not had a cigarette!!! I cannot thank them enough!!!! Kelly is awesome!!!!