What is Acupuncture

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What is Acupuncture 2015-06-03T14:54:03+00:00

What is Acupuncture


Acupuncture is one treatment in the broader system known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which is based on the concept of an energy flow through the body, Qi. Read More

Origins and Development

Acupuncture has been practiced in China for some 3,500 years but the exact date of its origin is unknown. The first medical textbook was the Nei Jing Su Wen, “The yellow emperor’s classic of Internal Medicine” (About 400 BC) which is still of relevance today for all styles of acupuncture around the world. Read More

Therapy Objectives

Originally used as a form of preventative healing, many people still use acupuncture for the sole purpose of keeping themselves healthy, boosting their immune system and enhancing wellbeing. Read More

Regulating body for acupuncture

The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) is the UK’s main regulatory body and ensures that their members (over 3000) offer excellence in the following areas: Acupuncture degree qualified, training standards, safe practice, ethical and professional behaviour. It is a self-regulating body. Read More

Key aspects of good clinical practice

There is more and more acceptance within orthodox medicine and the NHS. BAcC Members are required to follow strict guidelines. Read More