Laser Therapy For Sugar Cravings & Weight Management

Struggling with sugar cravings can be one of the biggest obstacles in your weight management journey. But, what if there is a solution that could help you overcome these cravings and achieve your weight goals? Enter Lazer Dave and his unique approach utilizing modern laser therapy and ancient acupuncture methodology.


What Is Laser Therapy For Sugar Carb Cravings & Weight Loss?

Laser therapy to quit sugar and carbohydrate cravings is a safe, painless and effective treatment for reducing cravings for carbohydrate rich, processed and sugary foods in order to help people not only achieve their weight-management goals but also enhance their general well being.

Gentle laser light (no needles) is applied by Lazer Dave using sophisticated European Laser Technolgy to energy points on the face, ears, hands, and feet in order to naturally boost endorphins, stimulate metabolism and break the cycle of cravings for high glycemic index foods.

Laser therapy is also known as low level laser therapy (LLLT), photobiomodulation therapy (PBM), laser acupuncture and cold laser therapy.


Meet Lazer Dave – Ottawa’s Laser Therapy Expert

As a Certified Laser Therapist, Lazer Dave has 15+ years of clinical experience and a high success rate using laser to help people quit smoking, alcohol, cannabis, sugar, stress and other health concerns.

Dave offers his in-clinic services from 3 Physiocare Physiotherapy locations in Ottawa including Kanata, Nepean and Westboro.

Curious about Dave’s training and experience? See the Why Lazer Dave? page.

Want to know more about Dave and his story? See the About Lazer Dave page.




Benefits Of Laser Therapy For Sugar Cravings & Weight Loss…

Here are the main benefits of using laser therapy for weight loss with Dave Hanemaayer, Certified Laser Therapist, Ottawa:

  • PAINLESS. Only gentle laser light is applied to specific energy points on the head, ears, arms and legs.
  • NON-INVASIVE. Laser for weight loss is completely non-invasive and is a great alternative to surgical procedures to remove unwanted fat or acupuncture needles that pierce the skin.
  • SAFE. Contraindications, minor risks or potential side effects associated with laser therapy are minimal. Unlike most pharmaceutical solutions and other therapeutic options, laser therapy is non-toxic, non-invasive and very safe.
  • REDUCES CRAVINGS, BAD MOODS, HEADACHES & MORE. Your desire for tempting and unhealthy sugary food or simple carbohydrates are usually diminished. Results are maximized when clients follow a ketogenic or very low carbohydrate diet.
  • SYSTEMIC INFLAMMATION. It is becoming increasingly recognized that by reducing your intake of sugar, you can reduce the systemic inflammation load in your body. This can help other health issues you may be dealing with.
  • REDUCES STRESS. Laser therapy usually improves mood, reduces feelings of anxiety, depression and other negative emotional factors that affect a person’s eating habits. Most leave treatment with a general sense of well being.
  • MOTIVATION FOR CHANGE. In addition to reduced sugar cravings, many clients often discover they have more motivation to make other positive lifestyle changes like exercising more.
  • HIGH SUCCESS RATE. Dave utilizes the LAZER DAVE ADVANTAGE approach which has a high success rate in helping people with cravings and withdrawal from many different substances including sugar. Dave has 15+ years of clinical experience using laser therapy in his practice and has completed 1,000s of treatments with successful outcomes.


How Does Laser Therapy Help Me With Sugar Carb Cravings & Weight Managment?

Based on principles of auricular therapy – Dave utilizes painless low intensity laser therapy to stimulate energy points on the head, ear, arms, hands, stomach area and lower legs.

This can result in the release neurotransmitters in the brain such as dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins. This stimulates the pleasure centres of the brain, thereby helping people break the cycle of cravings to sugar or carbohydrates.

Dave also stimulates energy points in the ear that represent your digestive system (stomach, small and large intestines, etc.) It is theorized that this helps to not only decrease your desire for sugar/carbohydrates but also can stimulate your metabolism.

This is done without the use of pills, herbs or any other products. This technique using laser is also known as auriculotherapy. Auriculotherapy has been scientifically proven to aid weight loss.

For more details on how laser therapy works, please proceed to the Laser Therapy Explained page.




Lazer Dave’s Prep Guide

First laser treatment to stop smoking

One follow-up booster treatment within 2 weeks





About Sugar Withdrawal and Cravings…

According to doctors and many nutrition experts, carbohydrates are addictive. Carbohydrates or sugar stimulate your brain’s addiction centres, so you actually crave more. It may surprise you to learn that heroine, morphine and sugar all stimulate the same pleasure receptors in your brain.

Moreover, it is becoming more recognized by health professionals that increased sugar intake can promote systemic inflammation in the body – thereby compounding many health issues faced by the western world like arthritis, fibromyalgia, MS, depression, anxiety, cancer, IBS, and more.

Carbohydrate cravings can be defined as a compelling hunger, craving, or desire for simple carbohydrate-rich foods; an escalating, recurring need or drive for starches, snack foods, junk foods, or sweets.

Carbohydrate cravings can be caused by an imbalance – an over release of the hormone insulin when carbohydrate-rich foods are eaten. Too much insulin results in too strong an impulse to eat, too often, and a body that too readily stores food in the form of fat in addition to promoting systemic inflammation.

This is where laser therapy can help. It is theorized that in addition to reducing the intensity of withdrawal and cravings, laser therapy can help “resolve” these ingrained reward pathways for sugar in the brain much faster then normal.


Reduce Sugar Withdrawal Symptoms With Laser


Dave’s Approach To Helping You Quit Sugar Using Laser Therapy…

Most important is your desire to quit. Subsequently, Dave subscribes to a 2 step approach in helping people overcome sugar cravings and withdrawal using laser therapy:


STEP ONE – Lazer Dave’s Prep Guide

After making your first appointment — you will be emailed Lazer Dave’s Prep Guide.

This short 13-page document outlines Key Habit Change suggestions and supplements that when combined with laser therapy increase the chances dramatically of you quitting sugar to help further your health goals.

In order to maximize results, every client should: A. drink plenty of water (6 glasses per day), B. eat a healthier diet (ketogenic or low carbohydrate), C. exercise (30 minutes brisk walking per day) and D. abstain or reduce consumption of caffeine and alcohol. Consult with your doctor and/or nutrition professional.


STEP TWO  – Laser Therapy Treatment

Use laser therapy to treat various energy points on the face, ears, hands and feet to help break the physiological cravings for sugar.

Dave uses sophisticated laser therapy equipment from Germany in his treatments.


How Many Treatments Are Included With The Program?

The Ottawa Laser Therapy For Sugar Cravings & Withdrawal To Aid Weight-Loss Program includes 2 treatments over the course of the 2 weeks. “Booster” treatments are recommended weekly for the following 2-4 weeks.


How Do I Know If I Am A Good Candidate For The Kanata Laser Therapy For Sugar & Carb Cravings Program?

Dave’s Laser Therapy For Weight Loss and Sugar Cravings Program is ideal for those who want to start or are struggling with maintaining a low carbohydrate diet. Carbohydrate cravings can derail even the most disciplined people, especially during periods of high stress. This is where Dave can help.


How Many Laser Treatments Does It Take To Reduce Sugar Cravings & Lose Weight?

Due to the unique and individual responses of clients to laser for the purposes of sugar/carbohydrate cravings and health conditions of different people, how people respond to treatment varies some and there is no guarantee of success.

With this being said, Dave uses a similar approach in treating sugar cravings for the purpose of sugar/carb cravings as his very successful Laser Quit Smoking Program. The biggest difference between the programs is typically the number and frequency of treatments. While many clients quit smoking (nicotine) in as little as 1-2 treatments, quitting sugar typically requires more treatments for long term results. Dave recommends a commitment to a total of 4-6 treatments spread out over 6 weeks.


What To Expect On Your First Laser Therapy Treatment for Sugar & Carb Cravings…

When you come for your first laser therapy treatment for sugar and carbohydrate cravings, Dave will explain the procedure to you and ask you to wear protective eyewear. Multiple laser diodes will be applied to various energy points on the wrist, arm, feet, lower leg and stomach area. Ear points are stimulated in conjunction for the purposes of sugar/food cravings .

You may feel a slight warm or tingling sensation through your body. As the points are stimulated with the laser light, your body should begin to release endorphins and other powerful neuro-chemicals which promote a pleasant sense of relaxation.


What To Expect After Your Laser Therapy Treatment For Sugar & Carb Cravings…

After the treatment you will likely feel relaxed and calm. The goal is to reduce the intensity of cravings for sugar/carbohydrates in combination with lifestyle changes as detailed in Lazer Dave’s Prep Guide and a total of 4-6 treatments spread out over 6 weeks. Some may need more depending on underlying health issues or challenges. Please note results are NOT guaranteed.


How Effective Is Laser Therapy For Sugar/Carb Cravings & Weight-loss?

Despite what the skeptics say, some evidence has been published demonstrating the value of auricular therapy for the clinical treatment of obesity.

One of these studies (Sun & Xu, 1993) treated obesity patients with auricular therapy. The auricular therapy group consisted of 110 patients, and 51 in a control group given an oral
medication for weight control.

The auricular therapy group exhibited an average weight reduction in body weight of 5kg, which was significantly greater than the 2kg reduction in the control group.


Is Laser Therapy Painful?

No. Only gentle laser light is utilized in your treatments. Most patients describe the treatment as extremely relaxing and pleasant. Some people feel no sensations, while others feel light pressure, tingling or a relaxing “heaviness” in their arms and legs.


Do You Supply A Diet Plan or Nutrition Counselling?

For those who are seeking weight loss and nutrition counselling, Dave suggests consulting with your family doctor, naturopath or similar health professional before making any changes in this regard.


How Fast Can I Expect Results With Laser Therapy?

Results CANNOT BE GUARANTEED as every individual person responds a little differently. However, people who combine a healthy diet in combination with Dave’s treatments usually recognize a reduction in their desire for sugar and carbohydrates within 1-3 treatments. Dave recommends a treatment program of 4-6 treatments spread out over 6 weeks to maximize results.


How Much Does Treatment Cost?

The Kanata Laser Therapy For Weight-Loss Program costs $350 (+ HST). This entitles clients to the initial treatment plus an additional treatment (usable within 2 weeks of the initial treatment). Subsequent “booster” treatments are $85 (+ HST).

Please note: a $50 deposit is required towards the total cost of the program. You will be asked to make this deposit during registration for the program. The deposit policy is 100% NON-NEGOTIABLE.


Why a $50 Deposit?

Lazer Dave is often asked: “why do you require a 50% deposit for your laser therapy programs?”.

The short answer is that Lazer Dave is interested in only treating clients who are seriously committed to quitting their cravings. A $50 deposit demonstrates commitment.

Lazer Dave’s deposit policy helps to preserve his high success rates and goodwill he has built up over the years offering this specialized service.


How Long Are Treatments?

Individual treatment duration is typically 45 minutes for the first time, 30-45 minutes for subsequent treatments.


How Does Dave Or Physiocare Bill For This Service?

Your receipt will display “Laser Quit Therapy Program”, performed by “Dave Hanemaayer, Certified Laser Therapist”.


Can I Consult With Dave?

Lazer Dave asks that you please read over this page as most frequently asked questions (FAQ) are answered here.

If you still wish to do a consult with Dave – no problem! Feel free to call/text him at 613-854-6969 or email at


About Lazer Dave

Want to know a little more about Lazer Dave and his story?

Check out the “About Lazer Dave” page.







contact one these locations:


1. Nepean PHYSIOCARE (Tuesdays)

289 Greenbank Rd.

Call 613-714-9495 Text 613-702-2668


Physiocare Website NEPEAN


2. Westboro PHYSIOCARE (Wednesdays)

1399 Wellington St.

Call 613-722-3769 Text 613-703-8812


Physiocare Website WESTBORO


3. Kanata PHYSIOCARE (Thurs, Fri, Sat)

5035 Innovation Dr.

Call 613-254-5639 Text (613) 482-4167


Physiocare Website KANATA


Serving the laser therapy quit sugar needs of the greater Ottawa area including Kanata, Nepean, Westboro, Gatineau, Gleeb, Barrhaven, Manotick, Stittsville, Arnprior, Whitelake, Pakenham, Mississippi Mills, Carleton Place, Goulbourn, Carp, Dunrobin, Perth, Smiths Falls, Kingston and surrounding areas.


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