How to become an acupuncturist
You can get into this job through specialist courses run by professional bodies.
You'll need to get a qualification that is recognised by a professional body like the:
- British Acupuncture Council
- Acupuncture Society
- Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
You can do different level courses, with some going up to degree. You can find out what the entry requirements are from the professional body.
Some courses approved by the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board can lead to membership of the British Acupuncture Council.
British Medical Acupuncture Society
If you're already a qualified healthcare professional, you could train in acupuncture with the British Medical Acupuncture Society.
As a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society, you can use acupuncture in your professional practice.
Professional and industry bodies
You might find it useful to join the British Acupuncture Council or the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council for professional recognition, training opportunities and to make industry contacts.
You can find out more a career in acupuncture from the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board, the British Acupuncture Council or the NHS.