Representing Leading Professional Acupuncturists
Practitioner led Acupuncture Association
The Acupuncture Association is open to all practising acupuncturists who have qualified from a recognised training establishment.
The Acupuncture Association is one of the full membership organisations under the umbrella of the British Acupuncture Federation (BAF). BAF is the largest independent collaboration of acupuncture organisations in the UK, representing leading professional acupuncturists.
We support public choice and the ability by highly trained practitioners working in both and independent sectors.
Who Can Join
Full registration is open to acupuncturists who have trained and qualified from a registered and recognised training provider
How to join
All qualified Acupuncture Practitioners who wish come an AA member can join directly online.
By becoming a member, you agree to abide by our codes and policies. These have been designed explicitly around current standards and have been drawn up in line with other member organisations.
What We've Accomplished
The British Acupuncture Federation (BAF) has changed Government policy, lockdown guidelines and our legal position as practitioners by upgrading all acupuncturists in the UK to a new classification healthcare classification. It’s incredible to envisage that all the items listed below have been completed in under 24 months!
Recommended Training Centres
Acupuncture Association have partnered with Total Therapy Training to save you money on Diploma and CPD Courses.
Total Therapy are offering all of our members 10% off all courses**To claim the discount, you will need to get your discount code from the members area. Once you have the code, place your order online then enter your discount code at checkout.
Total Therapy offer high quality functional Diploma and CPD courses that their students rave about.Their CPD courses range from old “Family” Chinese medical diagnosis, through the methodologies more known about in todays teachings and also cross over into Cosmetic therapies such as Cosmetic Acupuncture and Cosmetic Gua Sha which can include Cosmeceutical serum use.
Fast Track Training Course in Acupuncture
The Healing and Acupuncture College offer training online and in the classroom for thier a Certificate of Acupuncture which is over 8 – 10 months.
This course includes one weekend a month in Bath UK totalling 16 days overall.
The practical instruction is in point location, needling, skills training and treatment planning.
They also offer postgraduate courses for specialist training in Fertility, Cosmetic Acupuncture and Auriculotherapy.
Cost is under £5k or around £7k when including postgraduate courses.
AA has partnered with another BAF organisation – the Cosmetic Acupuncture Association (CAA). They are an independent association for professional, cosmetic acupuncturists with pathways forward to aesthetics, beauty and more.
They offer courses in –
Chemical Skin Peels
Injectables and more.
What is Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a safe, proven method of treating disharmony in the body. It has a history dating back centuries and has its roots in Asia. In the UK, Acupuncturists are expected accredited by a registered training provider. The Acupuncture Association oversee and check for certification of members and ask that they abide to our set codes of safe practice and professional conduct. All members require public liability and indemnity insurance as standard.
The Working Group
Xiao Xiao Fang Kluger
Get In Touch
We are an independent acupuncture association with members who have a wide range of skills in different types of acupuncture modalities as well as other therapies.
From the Alternative Medicine report in 2000, the British Acupuncture Federation was formed from a wide range of acupuncture organisations from the original stakeholder group. It does not have individual members; it is where all acupuncture organisations can discuss how to promote and support members and acupuncture within the UK.
It reflects all styles of acupuncture, including both western and traditional techniques. BAF is the first and largest independent and collaborative umbrella organisation of associations within the UK.
The Acupuncture Association is one of the key organisations under the umbrella of the British Acupuncture Federation. AA is represented on the board of BAF. This allows the AA members to have a voice for discussions and ideas on acupuncture and to help grow and expand both the AA and BAF.
The following health insurance companies accept AA members:
Freedom Health Care
General & Medical Healthcare
Healix Health Services
Orchard Health Cash Plan
AA will accept applications from people with qualifications from any accredited training establishment –If you are not sure about whether you will be accepted, or learned at a school outside of the UK then please contact us with your certification as we will advise you how to proceed.
AA membership doesn’t automatically include insurance but does have a specifically designed and heavily discounted insurance scheme for those members requiring it.
We are an open and non-political association and therefore support freedom of choice. Although we have developed a fantastic scheme, some practitioners such as medical practitioners may have found other policies that are better suited to their needs.
As mentioned above, joining the AA does not automatically give you insurance. Should you require insurance, you can use our BAF affinity scheme policy and access the discounts available for AA members.
The following is from our insurance provider Balens regarding this policy:
“We can hold cover from the date we receive the completed application form [and] subject to suitable qualifications and favourable answers to the declaration questions. When it comes to contacting the client for payment and issuing documents, our standard turn around time is 48 hours; however, we may be slightly outside that due to the current situation with Covid-19.”