The Acupuncture Society is a professional body of Acupuncture and Oriental Therapist Practitioners recognized by the London Local Authorities on 29th October 1996 under the London Local Authorities Act 1991 section (4) As a Society of Acupuncture, TCM and Oriental Therapist Practitioners exempted from local authority special treatment licensing (this exemption is mainly applicable in the London area, all members must check with their Local Council Environmental Health Department before claiming this exemption).
The Acupuncture Society was formed to promote the development of TCM and other Oriental Therapies as effective complementary medical practices.
Members are bound by a strict Code of Ethics, Rules and Regulations and a Code of Professional Conduct and Safe Practice. Members are obliged to comply with local health authority safety, hygiene and sterilization requirements and carry full indemnity insurance, undergo first aid training and attend CPD courses.
The Society provides support to practitioners in all aspects of their clinical practice, licensing, insurance, first aid, sharps disposal, updates on regulation, disciplinary and appeals proceedures and current professional standards etc.
The Acupuncture Society is an active member organization
of the Acupuncture Stakeholder Group (ASG), which is composed of the major UK Voluntary Regulatory Bodies, who meet quarterly to discuss and update of standards and self regulation within the profession, also the Society is a founder member of the Microsystems Acupuncture Regulatory Working Group.
Acupuncture Society Microsystems practitioner members can also apply to be included in the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council Register. The Acupuncture Society has representation on the Profession Specific Board (PSB) of the CNHC in respect of Microsystems and we are also applying for Voluntary Register Accredition from the