British Acupuncture Council (BAC)
About the British Acupuncture Council
The British Acupuncture Council (BAC) is the largest governing body for traditional acupuncture in the UK. It was formed in 1995 by the amalgamation of five acupuncture associations. It currently has around 3,000 registered members, most of whom are westerners who have trained in the UK.
The British Acupuncture Council upholds standards in acupuncture with it's registered members. All members are bound by BAC authorites to remain professional and ethical. Registered acupuncturists are allowed to use the title MBAcC.
What Styles of Acupuncture does the British Acupuncture Council Cover?
It represents traditional acupuncturist who practice various styles of acupuncture, including:
- Five Element (5E)
- Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
- Stems and Branches
Although the British Acupuncture Council represents all types of acupuncture, it has a leaning towards Five Element acupuncture.
British Acupuncture Council Accreditation
The British Acupuncture Council runs it's own school accreditation scheme called the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board (BAAB), which monitors educational standards of acupuncture in the UK. There are currently 11 educational programs accredited with the BAAB.
There is no regulation of acupuncture in the UK and therefore being a member of the British Acupuncture Council is not a legal requirement. The BAC is involved as a stakeholder in the proposed statutory regulation of acupuncture in the UK. I choose to be a member of the BAC to support the statutory regulation of acupuncture in the UK.
The Annual British Acupuncture Council Conference
The BAC holds the largest conference for acupuncture in the UK every year, the second largest in Europe after the TCM Kongress in Germany.
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British Acupuncture Council Contact Details
63 Jeddo Road
020 8735 0400