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

Laser therapy to quit sugar and carbohydrate cravings is a painless and safe 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 is applied by Lazer Dave using sophisticated European Laser Technolgy to energy points (acupuncture points) on the face, ears, hands, and feet in order to naturally boost endorphins and break the cycle of addiction to sugar.

It is theorized that laser also stimulates the metabolism, promoting the body to utilize food as energy rather than storing it as fat.






Meet Lazer Dave – Ottawa’s Laser Therapy Expert

As a Certified Laser Therapist, Dave Hanemaayer (a.k.a. “Lazer Dave) has 14+ years of clinical experience and a 90% success rate using laser to help people quit smoking and other forms of addiction.

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

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

Want to know more personal stuff about Dave and his story? Check out the About Lazer Dave page.

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




How The Ottawa Laser Quit Sugar Cravings Program Works…

Quitting or reducing your sugar intake begins with a strong desire for change.

Add laser therapy plus a few simple ground rules to promote:

  • Minimal sugar cravings and improved long term eating habits
  • Healthy weight and/or Body Mass Index (BMI) values

Laser Acupuncture Multiple Laser Diodes


About Sugar Withdrawal and Cravings (aka Sugar Addiction)…

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 addiction 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 addiction is 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.


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 – Laser Therapy Treatment

Lazer DaveDave uses European Laser Technology – RJ Lasers from Germany.

Use laser therapy to treat various energy points on the face, ears, hands and feet to break the physiological addiction to sugar and carbohydrate rich foods.


STEP TWO – Commit To Change For Best Results

In order to maximize results during the treatment program, every client is responsible for: A. drinking plenty of water (8-10 glasses per day), B. eating a healthier diet, C. exercising (brisk walking at least 30 minutes per day) and D. abstaining or reducing consumption of caffeine and alcohol.


How Many Treatments Are Included With The Program?

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

Laser booster treatments are priced at $75 (HST included) each. Once a client has paid the full program fee, they are entitled to the current booster rate and are not subject to the full program fee price ever again.


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 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 Does Laser Therapy Help Me To Lose Weight?

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.


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.


  • Safe – Any contraindications to treatment, risks or side effects are discussed individually with each client to facilitate informed consent.


  • Reduces Cravings – Your desire for tempting and unhealthy sugary food or simple carbohydrates are usually diminished. Results are maximized when clients follow a very low or zero carbohydrate diet.


  • Systemic Inflammation – It is becoming increasingly recognized that by reducing your intake of carbohydrates, 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.



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 may require more treatments for long term results.


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 listed above. 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 Safe?

Any potential contraindications to treatment, risks or side effects are addressed during the consultation process to facilitate informed consent. Unlike most pharmaceutical and surgical solutions, laser therapy is non-toxic and non-invasive.


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 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 1-2 treatments.


How Much Does Treatment Cost?

The Kanata Laser Therapy For Weight-Loss Program costs $250 (plus HST). This entitles clients to the initial treatment plus an additional treatment (usable within 2 weeks of the initial treatment). Subsequent “booster” treatments (if required) are $75 (plus 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 addiction(s). 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 His Services That Utilize Laser?

Your receipt for Laser Quit Sugar & Carb Cravings Program will display “Laser Quit Therapy Program”, performed by “Dave Hanemaayer, Certified Laser Therapist”.



contact one of 3 Ottawa locations:



289 Greenbank Rd.

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

email info@physiocarephysiotherapy.com

Physiocare Website NEPEAN


2. Westboro PHYSIOCARE

1399 Wellington St.

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

email  ww@physiocarephysiotherapy.com

Physiocare Website WESTBORO



5035 Innovation Dr.

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

email kanata@physiocarephysiotherapy.com

Physiocare Website KANATA



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


for a free consultation:

email  dave@ottawalasersolutions.com

Call or Text 613-854-6969