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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.

  • 'Couch Potato Culture' Causes a Generation in Pain

    '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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  • Neck pain
    {/tabs} Terms and conditions The use of this fact sheet is for the use of British Acupuncture Council members and is subject…
  • Life in the fast lane
    Acupressure exercises can help give you an extra lift at work, home or on the go.
  • What if the pain doesn't go away?
    In some areas you can get acupunture on the NHS
  • 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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