Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance

BAcC logo and linkProfessional Standards Authority accreditation for the British Acupuncture Council

The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) is delighted to be a new member of ARMA and is looking forward to contributing to ARMA going forward.

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. Acupuncture has been recognised by NICE for lower back pain, and there is an excellent evidence base for acupuncture and MSK conditions as well as for other conditions (e.g. NICE recommends acupuncture for migraine and tension type headaches)

Earlier this year it was announced that BAcC had been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. Harry Cayton, Chief Executive of the Professional Standards Authority said: “We are very pleased to accredit BAcC. Bringing acupuncture into a broad framework of assurance is good for patient, service users and the public and is the best way to promote quality.  The scheme offers enhanced protection to anyone looking for health and social care services, and gives acupuncture the opportunity to demonstrate its commitment.”

Further information on the accredited voluntary register scheme is available at

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