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Job Name

Acupuncturist

Job Description
Acupuncturists insert needles into pressure points on clients' bodies to help relieve everyday stresses, and improve their wellbeing.

Salary Low
£Varied

Salary high:
£Varied

Typical hours:
37 to 39 variable

Typical Hours per Day:
freelance / self-employed managing your own hours

How to become an Acupuncturist

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Other Routes

You'll need to do a qualification that is recognised by one of the professional organisations for acupuncture, for example:

The British Acupuncture Accreditation Board is an independent accreditation body, and has approved several courses that lead to membership of the British Acupuncture Council.

Courses are offered at different levels, with some going up to degree. Each body sets its own course entry requirements.

If you're a qualified healthcare professional, like a doctor or nurse, you could train in acupuncture through the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS).

Members of the BMAS are regulated healthcare professionals who practise acupuncture in their professional practice.

More Information

Professional and industry bodies

Work is currently ongoing for the statutory regulation of acupuncturists.

You may find it useful to join organisations like the British Acupuncture Council and Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, for professional recognition, training opportunities and to make industry contacts.

Further information

You can find out more about acupuncture careers from the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board and the British Acupuncture Council.

What it takes

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

Restrictions and Requirements


You'll need to:


What you'll do

Day-to-day tasks

Your day-to-day duties could include:

Working environment

You could work from home, at a hospice, in a therapy clinic, at a GP practice or in an NHS or private hospital.


Career path and progression

With experience you could move into teaching or research.





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