Address your smoking addiction in Adelaide with Laser treatment

AcuQuit is a LASER treatment for quit smoking which is now available in Adelaide City.

Northern Adelaide has a high percentage of smokers at 18% whilst Central Adelaide & Hills is at 14% and Southern Adelaide is at 13%.

In 2016, 14.9% of South Australians aged 15 years and over smoked (daily, weekly or less often than weekly). This was a non-significant decrease from 15.7% in both 2014 and 2015, and was significantly lower than 2013 (19.4%).

In 2016, smoking prevalence was higher among males (16.7%) than females (13.3%) and was highest among 45-59 year olds (19.8%), followed by 30-44 year olds (17.9%), 15-29 year olds (12.3%), and those aged 60 years and over (9.6%).

How to quit cigarette smoking

The AcuQuit® treatment is Laser Acupuncture therapy (without needles) designed to reduce your cravings for cigarettes and stop the addiction.

AcuQuit® is performed by AcuQuit® therapists who are health practitioners registered with the Australian Government. They are qualified and experienced to perform this treatment.

For information on how AcuQuit® works click here.

The treatment has been designed to produce an overall effect of reducing cravings to enable people to quit smoking. The overall treatment time is approximately 30 minutes.

Our treatment is drug free and we do not use any quit smoking hypnosis or quit smoking hypnotherapy techniques.

Does Laser to Stop Smoking really work?

There are many research articles available examining Acupuncture’s role in addiction and the potential for treatment to reduce and eliminate dependency.

Early research showed that Laser Acupuncture had a 71% success rate in a preliminary report conducted on heavy smoking patients. [1]

Laser acupoint stimulation does indeed modify the physical symptoms of withdrawal and makes it possible for motivated persons to succeed in overcoming habitual smoking of tobacco, concluded a double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized study. [2]

The most recent Cochrane Systematic Review (White 2014) states that for laser stimulation that the above study (Kerr 2008) is strongly positive at both short and long-term outcomes. [3]

This external research suggests that Laser Acupuncture treatments and protocols may provide beneficial outcomes however other papers did not have the same findings so the evidence is regarded as mixed. The AcuQuit treatment is unique and so treatment methods and results will vary from available research. We encourage patients to make an informed decision knowing that success cannot be guaranteed with our treatment.

AcuQuit® Quit Smoking Adelaide Location

By appointment only

Please note that all our treatments are by appointment only.

We do not under any circumstances offer walk in appointments.

Quit Smoking Adelaide South Australia

Adelaide CBD Location

25 North Street
Adelaide, SA 5000

Location

Our Adelaide Laser to Stop smoking clinic is located on North Street in the Adelaide CBD, South Australia (SA)

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Car Parking

There is street car parking available outside our Adelaide clinic.

Distance

Our Adelaide Laser to Stop smoking clinic is 20 minutes from Port Adelaide and Glenelg and 4.5 hours from Mildura.

Quit Smoking Acupuncture Adelaide Bookings

Click here to book your Quit Smoking Laser Adelaide appointment online.

Alternatively phone us on 1800228784 to make a booking or for more information.

References

[1] Laser-acupuncture reduces cigarette smoking: a preliminary report. Zalesskiy VN, Belousova IA, Frolov GV. Acupunct Electrother Res. 1983;8(3-4):297-302. Link

[2] Low level laser for the stimulation of acupoints for smoking cessation: a double blind, placebo controlled randomised trial and semi structured interviews. Catherine M. Kerr, Paul B. Lowe & Neil I. Spielholz. Link

[3] White AR, Rampes H, Liu JP, Stead LF, Campbell J. Acupuncture and related interventions for smoking cessation. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014(1):Cd000009. Link