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How are all HePAG members regulated?

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Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Sports Therapists and Occupational Therapists often work in close conjunction with GP’s, consultants and other healthcare professionals.
Those who practise acupuncture mostly have undergone a 3- or 4-year degree in Western medicine in their specialty area before embarking on acupuncture training at university level.

Our members are bound by the strict professional and ethical codes of the General Osteopathic Council, Royal College of Occupational Therapists and the General Chiropractic Council and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

The Health Professions Acupuncture Group (HePAG) requires its members to undergo a minimum of 300 hours of acupuncture training. Members of HePAG are required to keep up with a stated minimum number of continuing professional development (CPD) hours per year in order to remain on the register.

You are assured of safe and effective treatment with a member of HePAG.

Members of the group are in a unique position to combine acupuncture with other treatment methods, such as:

  • Exercise

  • Manipulation

  • Muscle re-education

  • Joint mobilisation

  • Relaxation

  • Neurological rehabilitation


All HePAG members have approved training in acupuncture for pain relief.