What we do

The aim of the British Acupuncture Council is to establish the highest standards of professional practice for the Acupuncture profession in the UK. We are committed to ensuring all patients receive the highest standard of professional care during their acupuncture treatment.

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 and we also act for the traditional acupuncture profession as a whole:

  • 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



About acupuncture

Traditional acupuncture uses the insertion of fine needles and moxibustion to help regulate and balance a person’s Qi. Find out more about how acupuncture can help you.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Our commitment a truly inclusive workplace and community through valuing, celebrating, and embracing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

Find an acupuncturist

Find a qualified member of the British Acupuncture Council near you.