Professional Organisations


Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM)

UK 's main association for Chinese Herbal Medicine, founded in 1987 to regulate practitioners of Chinese herbal medicine.

Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ATCM)

UK's largest professional regulatory body for Traditional Chinese Medicine, founded in 1994 and dedicated to excellence in the practice of both traditional acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.

European Herbal Practitioners Association (EHPA)

Umbrella body for professional associations across Europe , representing Ayurveda, Chinese herbal medicine, Tibetan herbal medicine, Traditional Chinese medicine and Western herbal medicine.

British Acupuncture Council (BAcC)

UK's main professional regulatory body for acupuncture, founded in 1995 and striving to maintain standards of education, ethics and practice of acupuncture in UK.

British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS)

Association formed in 1980 for UK medical practitioners interested in acupuncture and encouraging the use and scientific understanding of acupuncture within orthodox medicine.

Acupuncture Fertility Network (AFN)

A professional special interest group for acupuncturists dedicated to supporting those with fertility issues.

NHS Directory of Complementary and Alternative Practitioners

Directory compiled by the NHS Trusts Association for use by NHS healthcare professionals.