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Our revolutionary approach stands at the forefront of natural methods for breaking free from the shackles of addiction, overcoming stress and anxiety, managing pain, restoring hormonal balance, and achieving weight loss goals. At NuLife Laser & Wellness Clinic, our exclusive Photobiomodulation Therapy Program, available in Toronto and Woodbridge, is your gateway to transformative solutions that enhance your overall well-being.

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Proven results & outcomes for people who complete our programs

Our programs at NuLife Laser Clinic are designed to deliver proven results and positive outcomes for those who complete them. With a focus on personalized care and advanced laser therapy techniques, we have helped numerous individuals achieve their health and wellness goals. Our success stories speak for themselves, showcasing the transformative power of our treatments in overcoming various challenges, including stress, anxiety, substance abuse, weight loss, and more. Join our community of satisfied clients who have experienced life-changing results through our comprehensive and effective programs. Take the first step towards a healthier and happier you today.


Laser acupuncture therapy, has shown potential in assisting with various types of addictions, and its efficacy can be explained through several scientific mechanisms:


Neurotransmitter Modulation

Laser acupuncture has been observed to modulate neurotransmitters such as endorphins, serotonin, enkephalins, adenosine, γ-amino-butyric acid (GABA), and dopamine. These neurotransmitters play essential roles in mood regulation, pain modulation, stress reduction, and the brain’s reward system.



Central Nervous System Stimulation

Laser acupuncture stimulates peripheral nerves, leading to neuroplastic changes in the central nervous system. This stimulation activates specific brain regions and triggers responses in hemodynamics, functional MRI (fMRI) activity, and central neural electrophysiological patterns.



Opiod Activity & Withdrawal

Laser acupuncture elicits the release of endogenous opioid peptides, which can contribute to the modulation of addiction-related behaviors. The opioidergic system plays a significant role in addiction by mediating the rewarding effects of substances and behaviors.



Stress Reduction and Relaxation

Laser acupuncture has been shown to induce a relaxation response, reducing stress and anxiety associated with addiction. By promoting a state of relaxation, it may help individuals manage cravings and enhance their overall well-being.



Cellular Energy Optimization

Laser therapy targets cellular mitochondria, stimulating the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the primary energy source for cells. Addiction can impair cellular energy metabolism, and laser acupuncture aims to optimize mitochondrial function, promoting cellular health and vitality.


By harnessing these scientific mechanisms, laser acupuncture offers a comprehensive approach to addressing addiction. It targets multiple aspects of addiction pathology, supporting individuals in their recovery journey.

Evidence Supporting the Effectiveness of Laser Therapy Treatment?

Numerous research articles have explored the role of Acupuncture in addiction and its potential for reducing and eliminating dependency.

In recent research (Lim 2018), Laser Acupuncture demonstrated an impressive 84% success rate, with many participants reporting a significant reduction in smoking urges. [11].

A double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized study concluded that laser acupoint stimulation effectively modifies the physical symptoms of withdrawal, providing motivated individuals with a higher chance of successfully overcoming tobacco smoking habits. [12]

According to the most recent Cochrane Systematic Review (White 2014), the 2008 Kerr study on laser stimulation demonstrates strongly positive results in both short and long-term outcomes. [13]



Earlier research findings indicate that Laser Acupuncture achieved a success rate of 71% in heavy smoking patients. [14]

While there is promising research available on the benefits of Laser Acupuncture treatments and protocols, it’s important to acknowledge that the evidence may not be entirely conclusive, as different studies have yielded varied results.

Factors such as laser power, frequency, point location, and the number of sessions can vary among studies, contributing to differing outcomes. Additionally, some studies rely on self-reported data, particularly regarding participants’ smoking status at the end of treatment. However, the reliability of these self-reports diminishes when not confirmed through biochemical testing.

It’s crucial to recognize that the NuLife Quit treatment method is distinct and can produce different outcomes compared to the existing research. Therefore, we encourage patients to make informed decisions, understanding that while our treatment holds potential benefits, successful outcomes cannot be guaranteed.


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