Cold Laser Weight Control Q and A
Following is information that may prove helpful to you for the purposes of utilizing Cold Laser or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) for Weight Control.
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Weight Control
What is Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)?
LLLT is the application of a coherent “cold” laser light to treat certain conditions. It has been used to successfully treat many kinds of musculoskeletal injuries, because it promotes healing and tissue repair. LLLT has also been found to be an extremely successful treatment for alcohol & drug addiction, weight control, and smoking cessation.
Is LLLT safe?
LLLT is a safe, painless and medication-free treatment with virtually no negative side effects. It has been used in England, Canada and Europe for over 20 years with no documented adverse side effects. Laser therapy is a non-medical procedure and is respected by many physicians as a highly effective treatment. Several companies are currently participating in a study by the FDA to validate the effectiveness of LLLT. Countless patients are raving about their successful medication free treatment.
How does LLLT work?
The laser light easily penetrates through the layers of your skin to activate healing responses by your cells and to stimulate your nerve endings to produce endorphins. Endorphins such as serotonin are produced normally by your body and are nature’s natural mood lifter and helps keep you from feeling anxious or moody. The treatment of specific points helps to reduce the desire to eat, providing a natural satiation without food. The laser helps to balance organ and glandular functions that regulate weight. LLLT quickly helps to activate the bodies innate cellular communication system and positive immune, enzyme and endorphin response.
What points on my body are used for weight control?
Each patient is custom-treated according to his or her specific and unique diagnosis. Usually a combination of body, hand, and ear acupuncture points are used that are believed to influence the organs and energetic pathways associated with weight management and hunger control.
Will the treatment hurt?
No. LLLT is completely painless. In fact, most people describe an extremely relaxed feeling after being treated.
How long does the treatment take?
Treatment only takes about 30-60 minutes. Your first visit will include a personal consultation, so you should allow at least an hour for that appointment.
Should I modify my diet?
Weight loss is enhanced when LLLT is combined with a health diet and regular exercise. It has been found beneficial to drink at least 8 glasses of pure water per day to help flush out toxins, eat 6 small meals per day to help control blood sugar. The glycemic index diet is worth looking at. For the best long term results avoid sugars, refined foods, sodas and saturated fats. Instead, eat plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, lean poultry and use cold pressed flax oil and extra virgin olive oil.
Will my medical insurance cover the cost of laser therapy?
Since LLLT is not a medical treatment, insurance will not pay for it. However, the costs may be tax-deductible. Check with your accountant.
Are there any health conditions for which laser therapy is not recommended?
Yes. LLLT is not recommended for those who have blockages, tumors, active cancers, epilepsy, or for those who are undergoing radiation or chemotherapy. If you have health concerns, consult your physician prior to treatment.
Is there anything I need to do before my first treatment?
Make a 100% commitment before you arrive for treatment. Get rid of absolutely all your “junk food” at home. Clean out your cupboard of all refined foods, sugary cereals, bogus cooking oils, saturated fats, ice cream and soft drinks. Replace the “junk foods with fresh fruits and vegetable, fish, lean meats and whole grains such as brown rice, oatmeal, millet and quinoa. You should drink 8 glasses of water per day, eat healthy foods and take a vitamin B complex 2x per day. It is also a good idea to decrease your caffeine intake for 3-5 days before initial treatment.
How does the laser treatment work?
We use a low level laser (also known as a therapeutic or cold laser). It works along the same principle as acupuncture but of course, no needles. The points that we work on are on the ears (auricular points), nose, hands, wrist, and forearm (meridian points). It is a very relaxing and pleasant treatment.
We work on different areas with the treatment. First, we treat diet points to help control your appetite; second we treat points that stimulate endorphins that elevate your mood and third we treat a lot of stress and relaxation points to help avoid feelings of irritability and getting short tempered amoxicilline sans ordonnance. We try to take away all the negative feelings and make it a smooth transition for you.
A series of treatments is usually recommended after the initial consultation.
A Summary of Laser Weight Control
Applying the laser to various points on the body can facilitate weight loss by giving the person a feeling of well being, which can suppress the desire for excessive and inappropriate food. The laser can also stimulate metabolism and thereby enable the body to utilize food efficiently instead of storing it as fat.
Diet and exercise are helpful in any program of weight reduction. Most people who come for the laser treatment for weight control, however, have been given diets and exercise regimens before. They may have good knowledge of what they should and shouldn’t eat, but they feel depressed or irritable when they try to stay on a diet. The laser should relieve such problems and improve will power.
You can choose from number of different food plans including the gycemic index diet or you may continue to follow any diet or exercise program you may currently be using. We do not prescribe any drugs or force you to follow any strict diets.
A succession of three laser treatments over a three to six week period is recommended initially. You may require additional treatments, depending on desired weight loss goals. Sometimes a couple of treatments within the first weeks is necessary to get things started.
The weight loss to be expected is about ten to fifteen pounds per month. Weight loss should continue after the treatments are completed until normal weight is achieved. The effects of the laser usually last at least 6 to 9 months following your last treatment.
Before embarking on any weight control program, we recommend that you contact your physician.
WEIGHT LOSS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
1. How many treatments do you need to have? A least 3
2. How much weight do most people lose with this treatment? 12 – 36 lbs
3. How do you feel after the treatment is done? Relaxed for little while, til metabolism kicks in.
4. If you want to come back after the initial 3 treatments how many times can I do this, and what is the cost? The 4th one is a booster, it is free, after that the cost is $100 on request.
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Ten Things To Do When You’re Tempted To Over-eat:
1. Close your eyes and breathe deeply
2. Drink a glass of water
4. Call a friend you haven’t talked to lately
5. Look at your “Why I Want To Be Slim” list
6. Snack on celery, carrot, or fresh pepper sticks
7. Go to a movie
8. Read a book
9. Start a fun project (building, needlework, craft)
10. Drink another glass of water