Member benefits

We are the British Acupuncture Council, the leading self-regulatory body for the practice of traditional acupuncture in the UK.

We advocate on behalf of traditional acupuncture professionals and maintain the highest professional standards to protect the general public.

We provide our members with a wide range of services to facilitate their practice:
• expanding awareness of traditional acupuncture and how it works
• representing the interests of fully qualified traditional acupuncturists
• establishing and maintaining the highest professional standards of practice for acupuncture in the UK
• overseeing and accrediting acupuncture education to ensure excellence in training
• funding evidence-based clinical research on the benefits of traditional acupuncture
• promoting evidence-based research to the public, the media and other healthcare providers
• promoting integrated healthcare and contributing to the development of national healthcare policy

  • One of the first organisations to become a PSA Accredited Register
  • Recognised and respected post-nominals MBAcC, FBAcC and OMBAcC
  • Professional standards and ethics advice
  • Codes of professional conduct and disciplinary procedures
  • NHS recognition and links to the BAcC, including GP referral status
  • Support for top-quality training through the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board
  • Continued Professional Development guidance and support.
  • Codes and guides for safe practice, including COVID-19 guidelines
  • ‘Let’s Talk About’ campaigns
  • Risk assessment forms and clinical self-audit tools
  • Safe Practice incident reporting scheme.
  • Professional insurance and adjunctive therapies insurance
  • Legal helpline and confidential practice support advice
  • Discounts on conferences and courses.
  • Regular enews bulletins
  • Member website hosting resources across all BAcC products and services
  • Member magazine, Acu.
  • Access to the European Journal of Oriental Medicine
  • Marketing support for your practice with leaflets, logos, online resources and exhibition materials
  • Website and social media guides to support your business.
  • Promotion of the acupuncture profession through lobbying
  • Research support, fact sheets, case studies, dissertations and review papers
  • ARRC symposium
  • Annual conference
  • Advocation with regulatory bodies and promotion of research
  • Work with stakeholder organisations and healthcare charities.
  • Regional groups provide networking, workshops and socialising opportunities
  • Regular free webinars and events
  • Town Hall meetings
  • Networking opportunities at the annual conference and research symposium
  • Mentoring and supervision register.

Join the BAcC today!

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