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BAcC - The British Acupuncture Council

The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) is the leading self-regulatory body for the practice of traditional acupuncture in the UK. We are a member-led organisation, governed by an elected executive committee and driven by a specialist staff team.

The BAcC is keen to bridge the gap between traditional acupuncturists and the western medical community. We believe that combining our strengths can benefit patients as well as reducing costs for the NHS. Systems of integrated medicine are well-established in China, the USA and many other countries.

In the UK some BAcC members already work within the NHS and integrated clinics. More and more studies demonstrate that traditional acupuncture is especially effective when used to complement various aspects of western healthcare.

The BAcC provides members with a wide range of services to facilitate their practice. They also act for the traditional acupuncture profession as a whole: