British Acupuncture Council

Professional body for acupuncture practioners. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority

The aim of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) is to establish the highest standards of professional practice for the Acupuncture profession in the UK. We are committed to ensuring all patients receive the highest standard of professional care during their acupuncture treatment. Our Code of Professional Conduct governs ethical and professional behaviour, while the Code of Safe Practice sets benchmark standards for best practice in acupuncture. All BAcC Members are bound by these codes. The BAcC is Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

We advocate on behalf of Traditional Acupuncture professionals and maintain the highest professional standards to protect the general public. We provide our members with a wide range of services to facilitate their practice and we also act for the traditional acupuncture profession as a whole:

  • expanding awareness of traditional acupuncture and how it works
  • representing the interests of fully qualified traditional acupuncturists
  • establishing and maintaining the highest professional standards of practice for acupuncture in the UK
  • overseeing and accrediting acupuncture education to ensure excellence in training
  • funding evidence-based clinical research on the benefits of traditional acupuncture
  • promoting evidence-based research to the public, the media and other healthcare providers
  • promoting integrated healthcare and contributing to the development of national healthcare policy

Those interested in having acupuncture can find a qualified practitioner using the Find an acupuncturist function on our website.


63 Jeddo Road
W12 9HQ
United Kingdom

Phone: 020 8735 0400
Fax: 020 8735 0404

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