Response of british acupuncture council to the launch of the consultation process regarding the regulation of acupuncture, herbal medicine and traditional chinese medicine.

"The British Acupuncture Council is delighted that the recommendations of the Joint Working Group on Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine are now being included in the expanded consultation process.

"We believe that it is an important step in ensuring that the public understand the professional standards needed to work in these therapies and that they will be able to identify the professionals concerned. The British Acupuncture Council has long supported the proposals for statutory regulation of acupuncture and looks forward to the implementation of the original recommendation."

Mike O'Farrell, CEO of British Acupuncture Council

August 2009

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