The advantages of quitting smoking in Melbourne

Laser therapy to help you quit smoking and quit for good.

Choose Laser therapy

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.

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 Melbourne 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 Melbourne Victoria

Melbourne Location

Ground Floor, 196 Buckley Street
Essendon, VIC 3040

Location

Our Melbourne Laser to Stop smoking clinic is is situated at 196 Buckley Street, Essendon, 3040, on the corner of Buckley and Washington Streets and close to the intersections of Buckley and Lincoln Road.


Parking

Street parking is available and includes a disabled permit carspace.

Public Transport

Essendon train station on the Craigeburn line is an easy 5 minute walk. The Mt Alexander Rd tramline (tram 59) is an easy 5 minute walk.

Distance

Our Melbourne Laser to Stop smoking clinic is 1 hour from Geelong, 1 hour 15 minutes from Ballarat, 1.5 hours from Warragul and Bendigo, 2.5 hours from Echuca and 3 hours from Albury and Warrnambool.

Quit Smoking Acupuncture Melbourne Bookings

Click here to book your Quit Smoking Laser Melbourne 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