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The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) has a membership of around 3,000 professionally qualified acupuncturists.

It is the UK's largest professional/self-regulatory body for the practice of traditional acupuncture.

Christmas and New Year closing times

Please note that the office will be closing for the Christmas Period from 22 December and re-opening on Friday 2 January. If you have any urgent query, please contact Nick Pahl, nick@acupuncture.org.uk

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    'Couch Potato Culture' Causes a Generation in Pain

    A new study shows Britain is risking a back pain epidemic caused by unhealthy habits and sedentary lifestyles. The findings from a study by the British Acupuncture Council to mark 'Acupuncture Awareness Week' (3rd-10th March 2014) show that almost 80 per cent of people suffer with back pain yet admit to behaviours that put their backs under unnecessary strain1.


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  • Acupuncture and lower back pain

    Acupuncture and lower back pain

    Financial advisor John Joseph talks about his use of acupuncture in treating lower back pain. Adam Leighton is the acupuncturist.

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  • Independent accreditation

    Independent accreditation

    Since February 2013, patients and the public have been able to choose an acupuncturist belonging to a register vetted and approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. The BAcC's register has been accredited under a new scheme set up by the Department of Health and administered by an independent body which is accountable to Parliament.


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  • Acupuncture and back pain on the NHS

    Acupuncture and back pain on the NHS

    The British Acupuncture Council, the UK’s largest professional body for the practice of acupuncture, fully supports NICE's (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) decision that acupuncture be made available on the NHS for chronic lower back pain.


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