Find an acupuncturist...

string(57) "/public-content/public-pr-press-releases.html?format=feed"

Press releases

The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) would like to draw attention to the findings of the Dr Foster ethics committee which upheld complaints from the BAcC and other professional organisations about the compilation of the Dr Foster Complementary Therapists Guide 2004.

Dr Foster Complementary Therapists Guide 2004 is a book which aims to provide consumers with detailed information on complementary therapies and assist in locating a reputable practitioner. BAcC complained about the use of the phrase 'best practice standards' as it felt it implied the setting of professional standards. The Ethics committee have agreed that the way the research was conducted did not make explicit how and why the data was going to be used.

The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) has considered carefully the Department of Health's (DOH) initial proposals for statutory regulation of acupuncture and herbal medicine and has now made its formal response

Dr Nicky Robinson, chair of the British Acupuncture Council's (BAcC) Research Committee, has been appointed to the new post of Professor of Complementary Medicine, at Thames Valley University (TVU), with immediate effect. Through her appointment to the newly created position, Dr Robinson becomes only the second Professor of Complementary Medicine in the UK.

The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) is reviewing the Department of Health's (DOH) proposals for statutory regulation of acupuncture and herbal medicine as an initial step in the process to ensure greater protection for patients and higher standards of complementary therapies.

Thursday, 01 January 2004 15:24

About the BAcC

The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) has a membership of over 2,800 professionally qualified acupuncturists. It is the UK's largest professional body for the practice of acupuncture.

BAcC members practise a traditional, holistic style of acupuncture diagnosis and treatment based on what has been developed and refined over 2,000 years. To achieve BAcC membership, practitioners must first undertake extensive training in traditional acupuncture (minimum three years' full-time or part-time equivalent), which includes physiology, anatomy and other biomedical sciences appropriate for practice.
Page 28 of 28

BAcC Factsheets

Research based factsheets have been prepared for over 60 conditions especially for this website

Browse the facts