The UK Conference of Chinese Medicine 2024

Event overview

Join us on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June for The UK Conference of Chinese Medicine 2024 at the Manchester Business School – All Saints Campus

The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM) have joined forces for their 2024 annual event.

Programme announced!

We are excited to share the conference programme, which has been curated so that it has relevance to both acupuncture and herbal medicine. Every session is open, understandable and immensely useful to all, no matter your background.

Acupuncture and herbal medicine meet at the point of the practitioner. Accordingly, we have placed the practitioner and clinical applications at the heart of this conference. From fertility to cancer support, PCOS to chronic inflammation, NHS integration to teaching dietary self-help, this year’s conference has it all!

Click on the programme and speaker tabs above to find out more, our read our full announcement.

Conference theme

Our theme for the conference in 2024 will be the Chinese concept yì (意) which can be translated as intention, wish or purpose.

As practitioners we often first come across  yì as the spirit of the spleen. We learn that this spirit in its pathological state is si 思, sometimes translated as ‘overthinking’.

Yi sits between thought and feeling, between consideration and action and between intellectual learning and the direction of energy. Hence, it is a perfect symbol of our medicine which is epitomised by its ability to capture the dynamic interplay between the rational and the intuitive. Read more.

When can I buy my ticket?

Early bird tickets will be available from the end of February so keep your eyes peeled for more information coming soon! We’ll also be sharing information about discounted accommodation options when tickets are launched.


Thank you to our sponsors for supporting the event. Find out more on our sponsors tab.

For any queries, please contact us on or 020 8735 0400 and select 4 – Events and CPD. If we are not able to take your call, please leave a message and we will get back to you.


We’re delighted to announce our programme for the two-day event, with many inspirational and insightful speakers joining us.

Download and view full weekend programme here.

Either click the ‘Speakers’ tab or scroll to the bottom of the page to read all session synopses and speaker biographies.


Thank you to our generous sponsors for supporting the conference. If you’re interested in sponsoring the conference, please contact Helen Gibb on for further details.


AcuPrime – exhibitor

AcuPrime aims at supplying acupuncture products at sensible prices. We are your direct link to manufacturers. Based in Exeter, AcuPrime has been trading for over 20 years. With organizational restructuring as we come out of the pandemic and Brexit, we will deliver excellence throughout the UK.


Balance Healthcare – exhibitor

Our website is a place where you can access everything you need in your study and practice of Chinese medicine, whether academic, (books, article archive, Chinese medicine and lifestyle news, free articles etc.) or clinical (needles, moxa, TDP lamps, clinic supplies etc.) all in one convenient place. Also, here you can get access to the journals from the foremost English language journal on all aspects of Chinese medicine.


College of Integrated Chinese Medicine (CICM) – exhibitor

CICM is delighted to be exhibiting at The UK Conference of Chinese Medicine 2024 and to showcase our range of acupuncture programmes including:

  • Our innovative BSc (Hons) Acupuncture degree course
  • Our one-year courses in paediatric acupuncture; gynaecology, fertility and obstetrics; and tuina massage.
  • Our bi-monthly one and two-day CPD courses to introduce and review a variety of acupuncture practical and theory courses

Please do come and say hello and introduce yourself if we don’t already know you. We will be delighted to see you at our stand.


Herbprime – exhibitor

Herbprime, embracing the ‘Ancient Medicine, Modern Methods, Green Future’ philosophy, is committed to supplying high-quality, safe, and eco-conscious TCM products. Our pioneering brand, MyAcu, features breakthroughs such as compostable, non-petrochemical, non-plastic Moxa Guide Tube Acupuncture Needles, the innovative 3-in-1 Heat Lamp, and the Acu-Pyramid. Join us in shaping a greener and more innovative future in Chinese medicine.


Northern College of Acupuncture (NCA) – exhibitor

NCA have been at the forefront of TCM education since 1988 and we are delighted to be at the first UK Conference and of Chinese medicine showcasing our professional development opportunities for acupuncturists, including:

  • MSc/PGDip in Chinese Herbal Medicine: fully online for both class and clinic -next course starts in September 2025.
  • Online Certificate in Chinese Medicine Nutrition – next course starts September 2024.
  • The Practitioner Hub, NCA’s home for practitioners offering events, forums, supervision, and support.

We look forward to welcoming you to our stand.


Oxford Medical Supplies – exhibitor

Oxford Medical Supplies continues to bring innovative new products to our customers. Throughout the years we have led the way through innovative manufacturing and technology to the acupuncture community.

We strive to provide the best products and service, with a commitment to promote people’s physical and mental welfare.


Phoenix Medical – exhibitor

Phoenix Medical Ltd is a leading developer of superior quality acupuncture needles and herbal products in the UK and Europe. Phoenix Medical places significant emphasis on guaranteeing supplies safety, efficacy, and consistency, effectively establishing and sustaining trust among practitioners and the general public.


Singing Dragon – exhibitor

Leading publisher of books on complementary medicine, acupuncture, yoga/yoga therapy, Chinese medicine and related areas.


Su Wen Herbs – exhibitor

Designed in 1994 by Giovanni Maciocia®, Su Wen Herbs® are based on his over 39 years of research and clinical experience, to better address patterns seen in modern practice.

Su Wen Herbs is a BHMA and RCHM approved practitioner supplier and awarded the BHMA HerbMark® to reflect the quality and safety of its products.