Is acupuncture regulated?
In the UK, USA and most of Europe, acupuncture is not regulated.
Where is acupuncture regulated?
In Canada, Australia and East Asian countries such as China, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan and Vietnam acupuncture is regulated and certain standards of training must be meet in order to practice acupuncture.
Who can practice acupuncture?
In countries where acupuncture isn't rgulated, anyone in the medical or complementary medical field can practice acupuncture after basic training, such as a weekend course.
Why should acupuncture be regulated?
In countries where acupuncture isn't regulated, there is an increased risk to patients. Healthcare professionals with basic training in acupuncture are often the ones who cause most of the serious side effects reported about acupuncture treatment.