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 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.
Laser Acupuncture had an 84% success rate in recent research (Lim 2018) with many participants reporting they no longer had the urge to smoke. 
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 the 2008 Kerr study on laser stimulation is strongly positive at both short and long-term outcomes. 
Earlier research had shown that Laser Acupuncture had a 71% success rate in heavy smoking patients. 
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.
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.
The treatment cost reflects the quality of the laser equipment used and that treatment is performed by qualified government registered health practitioners.
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.
If you would like to know more about our treatment or want to make a booking and would like us to call you back please click here.
 Painless Laser Acupuncture for Smoking Cessation. Rodney Choon Huat Lim. Med Acupunct. 2018 Jun 1; 30(3): 159–162. 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
 Laser-acupuncture reduces cigarette smoking: a preliminary report. Zalesskiy VN, Belousova IA, Frolov GV. Acupunct Electrother Res. 1983;8(3-4):297-302. Link