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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 professional 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 types of acupuncture does the British Acupuncture Council include?

The BAC represents traditional acupuncturist who practice various types of acupuncture, including:

  • Five Element (5E)
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
  • Stems and Branches
  • Japanese
  • Vietnamese

Although the British Acupuncture Council represents all types of acupuncture, it has a strong leaning towards Five Element acupuncture.

About the British Acupuncture Council Accreditation

The BAC 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.

Acupuncturist opinion of the British Acupuncture Council

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British Acupuncture Council contact details

63 Jeddo RoadLondon
W12 9HQ
020 8735 0400