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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.
The New Year marks a time for fresh starts which often involve looking at health needs, including treatment alternatives for existing conditions. Traditional acupuncture has become a popular choice, both as a stand alone treatment, and in combination with Western biomedicine. The growing popularity of acupuncture has gained a boost in recent years from NICE, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, which has endorsed acupuncture treatment for non-specific back pain, and as a prophylaxis for migraine and tension type headaches.
The actress was honoured with a lifetime achievement prize at the British Independent Film Awardson the weekend - read how she put night terrors behind her with hynotherapy and acupuncture.
Its National Infertility Awareness Week (28 Oct - 3 Nov) - The British Acupuncture Council will have a stand at The Fertility Show at London's Olympia this weekend. If you're coming along (tickets £11), drop by for a free 15 minute consultation with one of the 10 members coming over the weekend, and enter our competition for a course of six free treatment sessions with a qualified practitioner.
Visit The Fertility Show website.
2 million people with anxiety in the UK are suffering in silence instead of seeking remedies such as acupuncture which could treat the symptoms.
To mark World Mental Health Day on Thursday, the British Acupuncture Council and Anxiety UK have warned that anxiety is an ongoing issue, with two thirds of sufferers experiencing symptoms of the condition for five years or more.