Which practitioners are listed on the BMAS Website?
Practitioners listed on the BMAS website are regulated health professionals who have completed at least six hours of update training in the last twelve months. Many have further qualifications and you can see details by checking the coloured box alongside the practitioner's name against the colour-coded list of qualifications provided. Only BMAS members who have chosen to make their contact details public appear here.
If in doubt about the credentials of one of the listed practitioners, please apply to the BMAS administrator for verification of details.
No practitioner listed in your area?
You can contact the British Medical Acupuncture Society for a list of practitioners in your area of the UK. Please don't forget to include your name and address with your request.
BMAS House, 3 Winnington Court
Northwich, Cheshire CW8 1AQ
Tel: 01606 786782
Fax: 01606 786783
BMAS members - would you like to be listed?
BMAS members whose training hours are up to date can be listed on our Web site. You can find out how to earn training (CPD) hours in the Members area of the website. Become a fully accredited member by earning a Diploma in Western Medical Acupuncture.
How can I train to be an acupuncturist?
This varies depending which country you live in. The answer below applies to the UK only. If you live elsewhere, please contact a local acupuncture society to find the answer to your question.
You will find some societies listed by following the links below:
AACP Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists
American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
Association for British Veterinary Acupuncturists
Australian Medical Acupuncture College
British Acupuncture Council
Canadian Medical Acupuncture Society
Danish Medical Association of Acupuncture
Dutch Acupuncture Association (NAAV)
French federation of acupuncture associations (FAFORMEC)
ICMART (International Council of Medical Acupuncture and Related Techniques)
Norwegian Society for Medical Acupuncture
Portuguese Medical Acupuncture Society
Turkish Medical Acupuncture Association
(USA) Society for Acupuncture Research
Seville Regional Society of Acupuncture
In the UK, at present, there are no regulations governing acupuncture training and no regulations governing the practice of acupuncture.
The British Medical Acupuncture Society is a society of health professionals. We believe that acupuncture should be used as part of ordinary medical practice. Our courses are concentrated and concise because we already presume a certain level of medical knowledge.
Therefore, we offer training to healthcare professionals who are registered by statute in the UK. This includes doctors, dentists, vets, nurses, physiotherapists, midwives, health visitors, osteopaths, chiropractors, podiatrists etc. We also offer training to healthcare professionals who are subject to voluntary regulation which is overseen by the Professional Standards Authority and are trained to degree level in their professional practice.
Details of our training courses can be found in the Education area of the website.