Membership Benefits of Acupuncture-Acutherapy Council – AcuC

  • AcuC was established in 1995 under the name of “Bodyharmonics”, it was later changed to UK Oriental Medicine and subsequently to Acupunture-Acutherapy Council.

  • AcuC was one of the first specialist professional bodies for Acupuncture and Oriental Therapist Practitioners in the UK.

  • A listing in the annual Register of members colour coded according to the different Oriental therapies.

  • Use of the letters MAcuC (Member of Acupuncture-Acutherapy Council) after their name.

  • Promotes the interests of members in matters such as regulation, training standards and accreditation.

  • Provides a code of professional ethics and practice which ensures the safety and well being of the public.

  • Does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic origin, nationality, age or gender.

  • Provides access to high quality, competitive Professional Liability Insurance which can cover any non-Oriental complementary therapies.

  • Provides special student membership with Professional Indemnity Insurance to enable students to complete their case studies and become fully qualified members.

  • Support for approved clinical and published research

  • The benefit from Public Relations support.

AcuC annual fees

The annual membership fees are: £45

Criteria for Acupuncture-Acutherapy Council Membership

Membership is open to all those with at least one recognized Oriental qualification in one of the following:

  • Full body Acupuncture which includes acupuncture for internal conditions as well as musculo-skeletal conditions

  • Cosmetic Acupuncture only in conjunction with full acupuncture qualifications

  • Microsystems Acupuncture: Auricular Acupuncture

  • TCM auxiliary therapies like moxa, cupping and electro therapy

  • All styles of Oriental Massage: Tui Na, Thai & Indonesian Massage, Shiatsu and Acupressure


What are the requirements for membership:
  • Bodyharmonics Tui Na or Acupuncture diploma

  • Degree or diploma from a British Acupuncture Accreditation Board (BAAB) accredited college (can include Tui Na)

  • Three year diploma in Shiatsu

  • UK diploma from a non Bodyharmonics or BAAB accredited college (contact hours and length of the course will need to be approved)

  • Overseas qualification and now resident in the UK. (contact hours and length of the course will need to be approved)

  • Full Auricular Acupuncture from approved colleges

Acupuncture-Acutherapy Council Membership
Application Form
Acupuncture-Acutherapy Council of Membership Application
Renewal Form