AcuQuit is a Laser treatment performed by qualified health practitioners which has been designed to help you quit smoking and stop smoking for good. We are Australia’s largest Laser to quit smoking company with clinics available in most capital cities.
The AcuQuit stop smoking treatment is a gentle and non-invasive procedure consisting of Laser Acupuncture therapy. Laser Acupuncture is different to regular Acupuncture as it does not involve any needles. During the treatment, laser light is applied by a qualified health practitioner to a selection of Acupuncture points on the body.
The treatment has been designed to reduce the physical symptoms of withdrawal (such as cravings) to enable people to quit smoking. The overall treatment time is approximately 30 minutes.
There are many different techniques and therapies used on Acupuncture points. We choose to use Laser in our treatment because it provides a comfortable experience and is ideal for people who are concerned about needles.
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.
This external research suggests that Laser Acupuncture treatments and protocols may be effective 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.
The AcuQuit® treatment costs $495.
With private health extras cover you may receive a partial or full rebate for the cost of the treatment however this will depend on your fund and level of cover.
Payment is made on the day of your treatment and we accept cash, EFTPOS or credit card.
All our practitioners are eligible to provide you with private health fund rebates for 42 funds including Medibank Private, BUPA, HCF and NIB. If you have extras cover for Acupuncture then you may receive a partial or full rebate for the cost of the treatment. For a full list of health funds that AcuQuit practitioners are registered with click here.
It is very important to understand that not all laser treatments are the same.
You may book your quit smoking treatment by calling us on 1800 228 784. You may also make an appointment by using our online booking system by clicking here.