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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.
Anxiety: the silent sufferers
New research out today suggests that anxiety is often suffered in silence, as over two thirds of the estimated three million UK sufferers fail to seek treatment.
The study carried out by the British Acupuncture Council and Anxiety UK, to mark World Mental Health Day (10th October), questioned whether sufferers are currently aware of all the alternative options available to them.
Recent research and news updates
Gary Barlow has acupuncture
Gary Barlow is big on well-being, I eat well and do an acupuncture session weekly
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Cate Blanchett enjoys acupuncture
Cate Blanchett enjoys treatment like acupuncture http://www.contactmusic.com/story/cate-blanchett-sleep-improves-skin_3960890
Traditional acupuncture and depression
A major new piece of research has just been published entitled 'Acupuncture & Counselling for Depression in Primary Care - A Randomised Controlled Trial'. The study was carried out by research scientists at York University, and this is the first major study to look at evaluating in such a thorough way, the clinical impact of acupuncture and counselling for patients with ongoing depression.
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.