We are offering our Laser to Quit smoking program to the Townsville region. Approximately 15% of the Townsville region are considered smokers. Townsville had a 6% higher percentage of smokers than QLD and a 4% higher percentage than Australia. These statistics were part of the fifth report of the chief health officer of Queensland regarding the health of Queenslanders in 2014 as part of the Townsville Hospital and Health Service.
We offer treatments at our Townsville clinic on a sessional and on-demand basis. This means that there may be a waiting time of somewhere between 1 week and 3 months for a treatment. It is recommended to contact our clinic to see availability and also to put your name down on our waiting list.
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 reduce the physical symptoms of nicotine addiction and withdrawal (such as 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.
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. 
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. 
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. 
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 Townsville Location
Please note that all our treatments are by appointment only.
62 Ingham Rd, West End
Townsville, QLD 4810
Our Townsville Laser to Stop smoking clinic is located in the Ariya Health building on Ingham Road in West End Townsville.
There is car parking available directly outside our clinic.
Our Townsville Laser to Stop smoking clinic is 1 hour from Ayr, 2.5 hours from Bowen, 3 hours from Proserpine and the Whitsundays, 4 hours from Hughenden, 4.5 hours from Mackay, 6.5 hours from Emerald, 8.5 hours from Longreach and 9 hours 40 minutes from Mount Isa.
Click here to book your Quit Smoking Laser Townsville appointment online.
Alternatively phone us on 1800228784 to make a booking or for more information.
 Laser-acupuncture reduces cigarette smoking: a preliminary report. Zalesskiy VN, Belousova IA, Frolov GV. Acupunct Electrother Res. 1983;8(3-4):297-302. Link
 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
 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