Our course is recognised by the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board (BAAB), the educational arm of the British Acupuncture Council and The International College of Oriental Medicine has been accredited by them since 1997. The BAAB was established to approve training programmes and to maintain and monitor rigorous academic and institutional standards within acupuncture training.

British Acupuncture Accreditation Board (BAAB)

The College was fully reaccredited by the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board in 2022. We work closely with the BAAB in order not just to enhance and further course development but to ensure that we are offering our students the best professional training possible.

British Acupuncture Council (BAcC)

Graduates of the International College of Oriental Medicine are eligible to apply for registration with the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and thereby attain professional recognition amongst its membership. Members of the BAcC are entitled to use the letters MBAcC after their name.

The British Acupuncture Council is engaged in much work to represent and regulate the high standards of the profession. For more information visit their website.

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BAAB Accreditation

What the BAAB say about us... "This mature College provides an exceptionally well-organised and managed course with a huge commitment from all staff, and glowing feedback from students. The college is not standing still; it is evolving and evaluating its founding principles, and while remaining true to its essential ethos of diversity in styles, is [...]

Career in Acupuncture

A Career in Acupuncture Acupuncture is one of the oldest and safest medical treatments in the world. It is used to restore a patient’s health or to promote and maintain health. Being an Acupuncturist is fascinating and rewarding and the career attracts people from all walks of life. So what's it like? ​About Acupuncture Traditional [...]


Our History The International college of Oriental Medicine was founded by Dr. J.D. van Buren in 1972. The College was originally formed in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire but, as it expanded, a new building was found in East Grinstead, Sussex, in 1977. Who was Dr van Buren? Dr J D van Buren Born in 1921, to [...]