What is the British Acupuncture Association?

The British Acupuncture Association (BAA) represents professionally qualified acupuncturists who have completed a degree level British Acupuncture Accreditation Board (BAAB) accredited course. The BAA is a member organisation of the British Acupuncture Federation (BAF) and allows our members to access the benefits provided by BAF.

Who is the British Acupuncture Federation?

In line with the recommendations of the House of Lords’ Complementary & Alternative Medicine report back in 2000 the British Acupuncture Federation was formed from a wide range of acupuncture organisations from what was the original stakeholder group. It reflects all styles of acupuncture including both western and traditional techniques. BAF is the first and largest independent and collaborative umbrella organisation of leading professional acupuncture associations within the UK.

How are the BAA and the BAF connected?

The British Acupuncture Association is one of the key organisations under the umbrella of the British Acupuncture Federation and is represented on the BAF board by Tony Dickenson and executive member of BAF and the BAA. This allows members of the BAA to have a voice for discussions and ideas on acupuncture and to help grow and expand both the BAA and BAF.