Choosing an acupuncturist


You can choose a BAcC member with confidence

When you decide to have acupuncture treatment, you’ll want to be sure you are going to be in safe hands. Here are just a few reasons why choosing a British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) member is a good idea.

Degree-level training
British Acupuncture Council members are fully trained in acupuncture to degree level, meeting standards laid down by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Codes of professional behaviour
All members agree to abide by the British Acupuncture Council’s codes of professional conduct and safe practice, which set benchmark standards for the whole of the UK acupuncture profession.

Professional development
Every member has to undertake at least 30 hours continuing professional development a year in order to remain on the BAcC register.

Reliable information
The British Acupuncture Council can give you clear and accurate information to help you choose an acupuncturist able to meet your needs.

Complaints procedure
Any complaint made against a member is handled fairly and robustly by the BAcC. In addition, the British Acupuncture Council will not admit any acupuncturist who has been struck off another accredited register.

Public recognition
The British Acupuncture Council is widely recognised and supported by other key health and care stakeholders in the UK.

PSA approved
The British Acupuncture Council has been rigorously assessed by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) and awarded the PSA quality mark. All of our members are part of this government-backed initiative to protect the public.

Indeed, the PSA recommends that the public only see practitioners who belong to an accredited – or statutory – register:


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    That acupuncture practitioners must seek a licence to practice from local councils before they begin treating