Welcome to the British Acupuncture Council

We are the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) – the UK’s largest, member-led, professional body for traditional acupuncturists.

We have nearly 3,000 members. We're governed by an elected Governing Board and driven by a specialist staff team.

Our members belong to an accredited register, regulated and approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health & Social Care (PSA). The PSA protects the public by overseeing the regulation and registration of healthcare professionals - including statutorily regulated professions, such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and Accredited Registers like the BAcC. This offers a quality mark for high standards of training, safe practice and professional conduct.
What is acupuncture?
Read more about the different styles, including the traditionally based systems of acupuncture.
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Interested in learning more about how acupuncture works? Find answers here to the most commonly asked questions.
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The evidence
We believe the evidence will help support you in deciding if acupuncture is something you would like to pursue.
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Become a member

Would you like to join us? By becoming a BAcC member, you gain access to a broad range of resources and services to facilitate your practice.
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  • Mark of professionalism
  • Support in your practice
  • News and resources
  • Strength in numbers
  • Practitioner community