Archive | July, 2010

Healing Laser Clinics, Inc. Making a difference

27 Jul

The founders of Healing Laser Clinics Mark, Ken and Melissa have a passion and a clear vision to help with the epidemic of smoking. They take smoking very seriously and will do everything in their power to help smokers break the habit. 

Melissa Morgan lost mother to lung cancer and after 21 years of smoking finally decided to quit smoking.  She was unsuccessful in the past with patches, hypnotherapy, Welbutrin, Smoke-away and trying to quit “cold turkey”.  She heard laser treatments to quit smoking, and although very skeptical, went to the clinic with her boyfriend, Mark. 

Mark, another smoker of 20 years was also extremely skeptical about the quit smoking treatment.  Melissa and Mark walked out of the clinic 45 minutes later and have never had a cigarette since.  Mark called his father; Ken, a smoker of 44 years about the treatment and Ken flew from PA later that month and stopped smoking immediately after treatment. They were all so impressed with their results that they spent all of their spare time studying laser therapy and nutrition. 

Soon after, they opened a clinic in Lake Mary, Florida. On opening day, Melissa dedicated the clinic to the memory of her mother, Judy Morgan.  The clinic has been treating people for smoking cessation and weight loss ever since. Mark, Melissa and Ken love to help other smokers finally kick the habit and they have a sincere understanding of what the smokers are going through and how to help them with Low level laser Therapy.  Now they have locations nationwide and soon worldwide.

It has been over 4 years since Mark, Ken and Melissa quit smoking with cold laser therapy.  Since then, they have treated thousands of clients with the low level laser to quit smoking and dipping.  

Healing Laser Clinics utilizes a safe and painless technology to help you to stop smoking or to quit dipping by utilizing our cutting edge stop smoking laser therapy. We have used it to help people quit smoking in Central Florida for 4 years. Stop smoking laser treatments have been used in Europe for 30 years and Canada for 16 years with an 87% success rate.  Our stop smoking laser therapy is recommended by local physicians because our therapy has no side effects and there is no need to use gums, patches, shots or pills.   

 Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is the application of a “cold” pure laser to treat certain conditions. It has been used to successfully treat many kinds of muscoskeletal injuries because it promotes healing and tissue repair. Laser therapy is quickly becoming the most popular therapy for quitting smoking because there are no side effects and the treatment is immediate, no need to wait for months like some patches and pills that are currently prescribed. When you smoke a cigarette, natural chemicals in your body, called endorphins, immediately signal your brain to make you think you feel better. Nicotine addiction alters the normal endorphin cycle in your body so you have a hard time feeling good without the use of nicotine, whether it is from cigarettes, dip, chew, cigars or pipes.

As you know, the effects of nicotine wear off quickly (usually 1 to 2 hours). As time goes by, endorphin levels in your body drop far below normal, and you begin to feel extremely irritable, upset, stressed, fatigued, and anxious for another cigarette. After you inhale again, endorphin levels are raised back up to a point where you feel better. This continues on and on and on in a never ending cycle.  This is your nicotine addiction and this is why it is difficult to quit smoking or dipping.

Just as cigarettes raise endorphin levels in your body to make you feel relaxed, so does Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT). By naturally elevating levels of endorphins, laser therapy allows you to eliminate nicotine from your body while avoiding the cravings, stress, and irritability most commonly associated with withdrawal. The difference between cigarettes and laser treatment is the laser naturally stimulates your cells to release endorphins over a much longer period of time – 3 to 5 days versus 1 to 2 HOURS for a cigarette.

Pertinent Tobacco Statistics

There are 1.1 billion smokers in the world today, and if things continue as they have, that number is expected to increase to 1.6 billion by the year 2025.

Worldwide, tobacco use will kill more than 175 million people between now and the year 2030.

Current tobacco-related health care costs in the United States total US $81 billion annually. Germany spends an average of US $7 billion, and Australia, US $1 billion each year on health care directly related to tobacco use.

Health care costs associated with secondhand smoke total US $5 billion a year in the U.S.

Healing Laser Clinics is committed to educate, share and change lives on person at a time.

It is estimated that as many as 500 million people alive today will be killed by tobacco use unless significant anti-smoking measures are adopted on a global level.

 Healing Laser Clinics  has already made a difference and will continue to do so.

HLC was awarded the Cross of Lorraine by the American Lung Association.  This is the highest honor given by the American Lung Association and was provided to HLC for our commitment to assisting other companies in providing smoke free environments for their employees.

Healing Laser Clinics President, Mark Marino was just awarded as Volunteer of The Month for February by the American Lung Association.  Healing Laser Clinics proudly donates part of their proceeds to the American Lung Association to help with lung research and to educate children on the dangers of smoking.

Healing Laser Clinics, Inc.
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Woman honored by the White House earns Guinness Record as longest living quadriplegic

21 Jul

More than 50 years after a neck-breaking diving accident,
Lani Deauville shares her story of how she continues to beat the odds.

When 17-year-old Lani Deauville dove from a seawall on a Jacksonville, Florida beach in 1958, it didn’t seem particularly risky. The athletic champion diver was used to diving from bridges, racing cars at high speeds and generally, as Deauville remembers, “performing any scary activity I can think of.”  With this particular dive into shallow water, however, she slammed hard into the ocean floor, breaking the fourth, fifth and sixth cervical vertebrae in her neck. She was paralyzed from the neck down.

Now more than 50 years later, she continues to inspire others with her story of survival and joy of life. Along with other achievements, she was recently awarded the Guinness World Record for being the longest-living quadriplegic. She credits her longevity in part to exercise and to supplementing her diet with the whole-food supplement developed by her brother-in-law which is now called Greens+.

“If you broke your neck in the 1950s,” explains Deauville, “you died. If you survived the initial injury, the life expectancy of a quadriplegic back then was five years.” Quadriplegics typically battle a variety of health complications, including urinary tract infections, pneumonia, central nervous-system infections, gastrointestinal ulcerations, osteoporosis and bowel blockages.

Deauville refused to accept her fate. She changed from a neurosurgeon to an orthopedic surgeon when the neurosurgeon wouldn’t recommend surgery to stabilize her neck because he considered her case to be hopeless. After getting neck-stabilization surgery and spending a year and a half in the hospital fighting skin ulcers, spasms and infections, Deauville became the first quadriplegic patient of the State of Florida’s Vocational Rehabilitation Agency.

Over the next few years, Deauville pursued an education with the same level of drive that used to propel her adrenaline-soaked youth. She obtained her GED and earned her undergraduate degree – all at a time when quadriplegics usually stayed home and out of sight. Lack of disability-friendly ramps and facilities sometimes meant that Deauville had to hire strong assistants to carry her up and down stairs. After graduating with honors, she was accepted to the University of Alabama to pursue a doctorate in clinical psychology.

During her eight years as a student, Deauville continued to battle critical illnesses that kept her hospitalized at least once a year. A dangerous infection ultimately led her to leave school and focus on regaining her health and earning income.

Following stints as a rehabilitation psychologist and then as a coordinator in the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitation Services, Deauville helped write universal-access legislation for disabled people that became law in 1974 in Florida and was adopted in part by the federal government.

“Now that the United States is more accessible to persons in wheelchairs, a physically disabled person can go nearly anywhere.” In 1976, Deauville and her husband Jude were invited to the White House by President Ford, who honored her as “Disabled Employee of the Year.”

In 1980, Deauville became the first female and disabled person to direct the Florida State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency – the very agency that was responsible for her own rehabilitation years before.

But the recurring illnesses that tend to plague quadriplegics were attacking with increasing frequency, exacerbated by the fact that a very busy Deauville wasn’t eating healthy food or getting enough exercise. In 1987, after retirement, she broke a hip and suffered from several infections. “Each hospitalization saw me ending up worse off than before,” she remembers.

Everything changed in the late 80s. Her brother-in-law – Sam Graci, a Canadian biochemist – had been developing a highly nutritious “green drink” made up of super foods that he thought might help improve Deauville’s health. “Sam used me as his favorite guinea pig,” says Deauville.

He continued to refine the powder into a supplement – mixable with juice or water – that became known as Greens+ ( “I’ve been supplementing my food intake with this formula for 20 years,” says Deauville, “and it has totally transformed my life and health. After suffering numerous hospitalizations for more than 30 years, I can say that I’ve not had a major illness since, and I am healthier today than I’ve ever been.”

Greens+ is a whole food supplement consisting of 29 enzymatically alive foods. Each serving of Greens+ is equal to five servings of fresh fruits and vegetables. It helps to support the immune system, provide increased natural energy, enhances mental acuity, and cleanses and detoxifies the body.

In 1991, Deauville and her husband began distributing Greens+ to their family and friends, and – eventually – to health-food and healthcare professionals in 19 countries worldwide. Today, a variety of other supplemental products based on Greens+ are available, including the omega 3 chia seed that can be added to your favorite recipe for cooking.

Given up for dead more than 50 years ago, Deauville has managed to beat the odds. In the process, she’s lived a fulfilling life that has included improving opportunities for other disabled. At 70, she credits her longevity to healthy eating, Greens+ supplements and exercise (she lifts weights twice a week and swims regularly).

“In retrospect, I wouldn’t exchange five minutes of my life with anyone. I am living a wonderfully blessed life.”

Media Note: For additional information, product samples, or to set up an interview with Lani Deauville, contact Media Relations, Inc. at 612-798-7220.