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