Laser Therapy for Sugar Cravings & Weight Loss


Introducing Lazer Dave, Your Laser Weight Loss Expert

As a Certified Laser Therapist, Dave Hanemaayer offers laser therapy (a.k.a. low level laser therapy, LLLT, photobiomodulation therapy, cold laser therapy, laser acupuncture) for reducing sugar/carbohydrate cravings. This service is offered separate from his massage therapy practice.

Lazer Dave and his RJ Laser devices.



Serving the laser acupuncture and laser therapy to quit smoking, weight loss, addiction and infertility needs of Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Galt, Preston, Guelph, Hamilton, Toronto, Mississauga, London, Brantford, Paris, Stratford, Acton, Milton, Ayr, Woodstock, Fergus, Elora, Elmira and surrounding areas.

Lazer Dave uses multiple laser devices in his treatments that promote strong results.



No needles pierce the skin as in traditional acupuncture. This is acupuncture "without the puncture". Only gentle low-intensity laser light is applied to acupuncture points to promote a natural healing response. Laser light is not only more comfortable then traditional needle acupuncture, but in Dave's clinical experience more effective as well.

Auricular laser therapy is a needle and pain free method of stimulating ear acupuncture points for addictions (like nicotine, sugar, caffeine, drugs, etc.), fertility, pain and stress.


Thousands of North Americans battle with their weight. Weight loss is a multimillion-dollar industry where "revolutionary" treatments and diet plans pop up on a regular basis. One of the oldest methods of reducing food cravings and promoting weight loss is with acupuncture, a centuries-old practice with a proven history of results.

Dave Hanemaayer (a.k.a "Lazer Dave") is excited to offer a contemporary approach to this age old practice for the purposes of reducing sugar/carbohydrate cravings, thereby promoting weight loss. He does this by utilizing modern laser therapy to stimulate various acupuncture points on the hands, wrist, stomach, legs, head and ears painlessly (without needles). Similar in approach to his very successful Laser Stop Smoking Program, many clients report positive results.

ENHANCE WEIGHT LOSS With PAINLESS Laser Therapy Utilizing a TWO - STEP Strategy

STEP ONE - Promote Generalized Reductions in Cravings for Sugar/Unhealthy Food

Dave gently stimulates specialized "acupoints" on the legs, hands, stomach and ears in order to reduce sugar/food cravings and promote healthier functioning of the digestive organs including the stomach and intestines. 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 information regarding auriculotherapy and a listing of scientific studies, please check out this page: .

STEP TWO - Drink Water, Eat Less Carbs, Light Exercise

Secondly, 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 healthy diet, C. exercising (brisk walking at least 30 minutes per day) and D. abstaining from caffeine and alcohol.

How Many Treatments Are Included With The Program, How Long Are Treatments, And What Is The Cost ?

The Kitchener-Waterloo Laser Therapy For Weight-Loss Program includes 2 treatments over the course of two weeks. "Booster" treatments are recommended weekly for the following 2-4 weeks.

Individual treatment duration is typically 45 minutes.

Total cost of the program is $250 (HST included) which includes 2 treatments. Subsequent "Booster" treatments are $75 (HST included) each. A 50% deposit ($125) is required towards the total cost of the program. No financing or split payment options are available. This deposit policy is NON-NEGOTIABLE.

Do I Need More Treatments After The First 2 ?

Many clients report increased results with additional weekly "boosters" after the first 2 treatments of the Laser Weight Loss-Program are completed. An additional 2-3 weekly "booster" treatment regime typically maximizes results to enhance weight-loss goals. In addition, these extra booster treatments help keep sugar/carbohydrate cravings minimal until your body adjusts to your new diet and reduced carbohydrate/sugar consumption lifestyle.

In addition, occasional "strategic" booster treatments can be very helpful in the first year on a weight management program utilizing laser. This approach often helps keep clients "on track". For example, in certain situations like Christmas, vacation/holiday time, or even unexpected periods of intense stress - some clients may find that hunger/sugar cravings can still resurface in the first year despite a successful series of laser treatments. This is simply a natural result of your body's old "survival" carbohydrate craving programming influenced by the fight or flight response to stress. It is normal for the body to crave extra calories/carbohydrates when we are stressed - especially when your nervous system is use to receiving sugar and utilizing sugar as a stimulus and energy source. However, what is unnatural and concerning is the reality that sugar is essentially a drug and available everywhere in our environment/culture. In addition, our internal fight or flight response was not designed for our modern chronic-stress induced lifestyles which only perpetuates a sugar/carbohydrate cravings. Thankfully, Dave can help short circuit cravings and addiction to sugar utilizing laser in a fast and more natural way without the use of drugs and prolonged periods of unrealistic discipline.

Laser Weight Loss 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.


About Carbohydrate 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.

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.

“Laser Therapy can be an effective strategy for reducing sugar cravings in order to aid weight loss.” Dave Hanemaayer, Certified Laser Therapist, Kitchener-Waterloo.

How Do I Know If I Am A Good Candidate For The Kitchener-Waterloo Laser Therapy Weight Loss Program ?

Dave's Laser Therapy For Weight Loss Program is ideal for those who are trying to start or already following a healthy diet/lifestyle but finding it difficult to deal with strong sugar, or carbohydrate cravings. These cravings can derail even the most disciplined people, especially during periods of high stress. This is where Dave can help.

How Does Ear Laser Therapy Help Me To Lose Weight ?

Based on principles of medical acupuncture and German auricular therapy - Dave utilizes painless low intensity laser therapy to stimulate "acupoints" 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 points in the ear that represent your digestive system (stomach, small and large intestines, etc.) It is theorized that this may help decrease your desire for sugar or large portion sizes as well.

For more information on auricular therapy, please check out this page: .

Benefits Of Laser Therapy For Weight Loss...

There are seven main benefits of using laser therapy for weight loss with Dave Hanemaayer, Certified Laser Therapist, Kitchener:

  • Painless – though the treatments are based in part on theories of acupuncture, no needles are used. Only gentle laser light is applied over tissues.
  • 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.
  • 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 positive lifestyle changes.
  • Team Approach - If you need weight loss or nutrition counseling in conjunction with Dave's laser for weight loss treatments, he will refer you to a Naturopath at Sage Naturopathic Clinic, Kitchener.


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 digestive system health of different people, how people respond to treatment varies and there is no guarantee of success.

With this being said, Dave uses a similar approach in treating sugar/food cravings for the purpose of weight loss as his very successful Laser Stop 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, sugar/food cravings or addictions often require more booster treatments as explained earlier on this page.

Dave has determined over time that the best results for the Laser Therapy Program For Sugar Cravings & Weight Loss are usually realized with 2 treatments spread out over 2 weeks, then weekly booster treatments for an additional 2-3 weeks after.

What To Expect On Your First Laser Therapy Treatment for Weight Loss...

When you come for your first laser therapy treatment for weight loss, you will relax by laying down on a comfortable massage table while listening to relaxing music.

Dave will explain the procedure to you and ask you to wear protective eyewear. Multiple laser diodes will be applied to various "acupoints" on the wrist, arm, feet, lower leg and stomach area (in addition to any other areas you specify). 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 Weight Loss...

After the treatment you will likely feel relaxed and calm. Typically, cravings for sugar, simple carbohydrates or food in general will begin to diminish within 1-3 treatments. Subsequently, many clients report increased weight loss after 2-3 treatments. Please note results are NOT guaranteed.

How Effective Is Laser Therapy For 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 acupuncture. The acupuncture group consisted of 110 patients, and 51 in a control group given an oral medication for weight control. The acupuncture 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 solutions, surgery and other therapeutic options (such as needle acupuncture), laser therapy is non-toxic, drug-free and non-invasive.

Do You Supply A Diet Plan or Nutrition Counseling?

For those who are seeking weight loss and nutrition counseling, Dave can refer you to Sage Naturopathic (Kitchener) for a nutrition counseling. For more information please see Sage's website at

How Fast Can I Expect Results With Laser Therapy ?

Results CANNOT BE GUARANTEED as every individual person responds a little differently. However, people who benefit from treatment will usually recognize a reduction in their desire for sugar and carbohydrates within 1-2 treatments.

The nature and results of laser for weight loss are inherently subjective. So individual benchmarks will be established between the client and Dave to ensure satisfactory results are being realized. However, these treatments are based on similar concepts Dave uses to help people quit smoking using laser which has proven to be very successful in clinical practice.

How Much Does Treatment Cost ?

The Kitchener-Waterloo Laser Therapy For Weight-Loss Program includes 2 treatments over the first 2 weeks. "Booster" treatments are recommended weekly for the next 2-4 weeks.

Individual treatment duration is typically 45 minutes.

Please note: a 50% deposit ($125) is required towards the total cost of the initial program. After you register for the program, Dave will request you to make this deposit by email via PayPal. The deposit policy is 100%  NON-NEGOTIABLE.

Can You Charge Laser Therapy For Weight Loss As Massage Therapy ?

NO. Dave DOES NOT bill laser for weight loss as massage therapy. These treatments are offered separate and individual from Dave's massage therapy practice.

Can I Do A Consultation With You First?

After you sign-up for your chosen program, Dave completes a consultation via email to address any potential concerns.

However, if you wish to discuss or ask questions in person, over the phone or Skype about Lazer Dave's services then you can book him for a "Laser Therapy Consultation" appointment. This appointment is up to 30minutes and costs $75. 

Click the "SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT" icon and look for the "LASER THERAPY CONSULTATION/INSTRUCTION" category to proceed. 

Please include in the "COMMENTS" section a summary of which laser therapy program you wish to discuss, any concerns/questions and whether you prefer to meet in person or talk on the phone.



Serving the laser acupuncture and laser therapy to quit smoking, weight loss, addiction and infertility needs of Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Galt, Preston, Guelph, Hamilton, Toronto, Mississauga, London, Brantford, Paris, Stratford, Acton, Milton, Ayr, Woodstock, Fergus, Elora, Elmira and surrounding areas.

Lazer Dave uses multiple laser devices in his treatments that promote strong results.

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