AcuQuit Frequently Asked Questions

What is your success rate?

AcuQuit® health practitioners are government registered and as a condition of this we cannot use testimonials and/or publish a success rate.

We rely on satisfied customers to promote our laser treatment to others.

Is there evidence that Laser to Quit Smoking works?

There are many research articles available on Acupuncture for reducing or eliminating addictions.

Laser Acupuncture had a 71% success rate in one study 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 another study.

This external research suggests that Laser Acupuncture treatments and protocols may be effective. The AcuQuit treatment is unique and so one must make an informed decision regarding available research and know that success cannot be guaranteed with our treatment.

Does the treatment hurt?

The laser is very gentle and does not cause any uncomfortable sensations or side effects. There are no needles used in our treatment so any pain usually associated with Acupuncture needles has been eliminated.

How long does the treatment take?

The overall treatment time is 30 minutes.

What is the cost?

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 after your treatment and we accept cash, EFTPOS or credit card.

Do you offer private health fund rebates?

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.

How much money will my private health fund rebate me for this treatment?

The rebate you receive back from your private health fund can vary.

The following are estimated rebate amounts from various funds based on the treatment price of $495.00. These estimates are based on claims we have processed with these funds.

Provider and Cover Estimated Rebate
Medibank Private using Package Bonus Up to $495.00
BUPA Corporate 80 Extras $396
BUPA with Platinum Cover $355.50
Health.com.au using Health Maintenance Up to $350.00*
Australian Unity $316.00 – $237.00
GMHBA $256.75
AHM $256.75 – $28.00
Medibank Corporate Gold Extras 85 $183.00
BUPA (MBF/HBA) (Standard Covers) $130.00 – $33.00
Medibank Private (Standard Covers) $46.40 – $27.00
CUA $45.00
Medibank Private (Top extras 70) $40.90
HCF $40.00 – $22.00

If you would like to know exactly how much you will receive back we recommend that you call your health fund. The item number/code is 103 and our treatment is classified as “Acupuncture Initial Consultation”. Your private health fund may ask for a provider name or number however this should not be necessary to provide you an estimate. All our practitioners have individual provider numbers with the 42 private health funds shown in this list here. Please note that it is our practitioners that are registered with these health funds and not our company name AcuQuit.

* Health.com.au members may be entitled to an additional $100 rebate on top of their $250 rebate as part of the Health Maintenance program by having your GP complete this form prior to your treatment.

Do you offer HICAPS?

We offer HICAPS instant health fund claim processing at all clinics except Townsville. This means you only need to pay the gap amount. If there are any issues with claiming we are able to provide you with an official receipt which can be emailed to you.

How many treatments are required?

There is no set amount of treatments required. If one treatment is effective then there may be no reason to return.

What if I feel like I need another treatment?

We offer a followup treatment for $195 if you return to any of our clinics up to 4 months after your initial treatment. Some people who have successfully quit will return for this treatment as a preventative measure.

Can I use this treatment to Quit Cannabis?

Yes. Our treatment can be used to help you Quit Marijuana smoking.

Can I have this treatment when pregnant?

Yes. We are able to perform this treatment during any stage of your pregnancy.

Are your practitioners qualified and registered?

Yes. All our practitioners hold a minimum qualification of a four year Bachelors Degree in Health Science. All our practitioners are registered health practitioners with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). All our practitioners are also members of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA). All our practitioners are registered Laser Safety Officers and have had extensive training in laser safety protocols. AcuQuit® has been operating since 2010 and each our practitioners have over 10 years experience.

How is AcuQuit® different to other Laser treatments?

Your treatment will be performed by a qualified and experienced Acupuncturist. This ensures that when we apply the laser we are targeting exactly the right Acupuncture point. Some laser treatments are not performed by Acupuncturists which may not achieve the desired result.

Your treatment is also performed by a health practitioner registered with the Australian Government. This ensures that the practitioner adheres to high standards of practice. It also (depending on your cover) entitles you to receive a partial or full private health fund rebate from 42 health funds including Medibank, Bupa, NIB, HCB and HBA.

Will I gain weight if the treatment is successful?

Recent research by the University of Otago found that quitters were likely to gain a little weight after giving up however their weight bounced back to similar levels of nonsmokers over time. [1] The study also found that smoking does not prevent long-term weight gain. The lead researcher said that they hope that the findings will encourage people who are thinking about quitting. People should not be put off by the fear of putting on large amounts of weight and that it is important to be aware that a small weight gain is unlikely to offset the health benefits of quitting.

Where are your clinics and do you have car parking?

For more information about the location of our clinics including car parking information visit the location page for your closest clinic. Here are some quick links:

Adelaide | Brisbane | Cairns | Darwin | Gold Coast | Melbourne | Perth | Sunshine Coast | Sydney | Townsville

Is there anything I should do to before the treatment?

We request that you dispose of all cigarettes, ashtrays and lighters in your possession prior to your appointment. (This includes cigarettes in your vehicle and at home). We advise to cease the use of patches, gums and inhalers several days prior to the treatment. We recommend that you have showered and that your feet/lower legs, arms/hands and ears are clean. We will be applying special magnets to your ears which are required to be left on after the treatment for a specific amount of days. If you are planning to wash your hair we recommend doing so prior to your treatment. We recommend that you wear shorts or loose fitting pants that can be rolled up to knee level. Please try to finish your last cigarette at least one hour before your appointment.

I’m still not sure if Laser Acupuncture will help me.

People use patches, gums, inhalers and medication to attempt to quit smoking. Laser Acupuncture is another option available for you to try. We can only offer what we believe is a high quality Laser Acupuncture treatment designed to reduce cravings and stop the addiction.

Where can I leave feedback about this site?

We endeavour to provide accurate information about our treatment on our website. If you believe that there is information that may be inaccurate we encourage your feedback here.

How can I book an appointment?

To book an appointment online please click here or simply call us on 1800228784