British Acupuncture Council

With over 3,000 members the British Acupuncture Council is the UK’s largest regulatory body for practitioners of traditional acupuncture. We maintain high standards of education, ethics, discipline, and practice. Our aim is to ensure the health and safety of the public at all times.

When you choose to visit a BAcC member you can be sure of:

  1. extensive training (minimum three years degree level), including anatomy, physiology, and other appropriate elements of western medicine
  2. adherence to the Council’s Codes of Safe Practice and Professional Conduct
  3. compliance with current health and safety legislation
  4. full medical malpractice and public/products liability insurance cover
  5. up-to-date practice skills maintained by mandatory continuing professional development.


Acupuncture works!

Acupuncture originated in China and other far eastern cultures where it still features in mainstream healthcare, both as a stand-alone therapy and in combination with conventional western medicine.

Acupuncture is now widely used and accepted all over the world. In the UK more and more people are finding out what acupuncture can do for them.

Members of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) practise acupuncture based on Chinese medicine principles that have been developed, researched and refined for over 2,000 years.


You can find your local BAcC practitioner by using our practitioner search at or contact us on or 020 8735 0400 for a free list.

British Acupuncture Council

63 Jeddo Road

London W12 9HQ

Telephone +44 (0)20 8735 0400