Don Clarke - Health Warning

Health Warning!

Check out the practitioner's qualifications

Acupuncture organisations are going through the process of negotiation with the government in order to becoming a nationally regulated profession. Until such time (likely to be in about 2-3 years), the only guarantee of a identifying a properly qualified practitioner is to find out whether they belong to accrediting bodies such as the British Acupuncture Council for acupuncture. Please confirm that any practitioner you are interested in being treated by is a member of an appropriate body by visiting the professional body's website and checking their list of names of accredited practitioners. These bodies ensure that members have trained at appropriate colleges which have had their courses accredited. Initial training to be an acupuncturist usually takes 3-4 years.