Acupuncture Council of Ireland
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The Acupuncture Council of Ireland (ACI) was formed in January 2006, has 500 members nationwide and can provide members of the public with contact details of a fully qualified practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. The ACI is responsible for the regulation and maintenance of a Register of Acupuncturists. Only fully qualified and insured practitioners can become members of ACI. All members are bound by a Code of Ethics and Code of Practice, which is strictly enforced by the Executive Committee of the ACI, thus offering a guarantee of confidence to any patient seeking treatment.


The ACI have developed a vision and mission statement to focus and deliver on our passion, excellence and innovation within acupuncture:

The ACI is the trusted community of Acupuncturists for patients and the medical profession.

The ACI leads the development of Acupuncture standards and our integration within Irish medicine for the well-being and care of patients. The ACI will take a leadership position, based on our independent status, collaboration and innovation.

ACI Ambassador 2015

About Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one part of traditional Chinese Medicine. Many of our members practice other branches of Chinese Medicine including:

  • • Acupuncture
  • • Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • • Tuina
  • • Cupping
  • • Moxibustion
  • • Tai Chi and Qi Gong

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Why Join the ACI?

Benefits of Membership of the Acupuncture Council of Ireland

  • We are the only independent regulatory body, which adds credibility and professionalism to your practice.
  • Backup of a professional regulatory body, which offers reassurance and inspires confidence in your patient.
  • Reduced fees for Continuing Professional Development.

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Find an Acupuncturist

Why Choose a Registered Acupuncturist from the ACI?

ACI is a Register of qualified and tested acupuncturists who use clean sterile disposable needles. We follow a strict code of ethics, which incurs a strict high standard, that all of our acupuncturists agree to follow upon acceptance following application and interview. All members are fully insured and recognized by all major healthcare providers.


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ARC Cancer Support

ARC Cancer Support has now added acupuncture to its many therapeutic services for people either suffering from cancer, or those supporting people with cancer. Dr Vincent Carroll, MD and Acupuncturist tells us what ARC does, and why. Some of our leading hospitals recommend this service for those enduring such a journey, and our acupuncturists volunteer their time and expertise to help. It's an enjoyable short video that certainly piques an interest, but more importantly, how acupuncture is now being recognised as a valuable addition in the toolkit of cancer treatments.

Professional Indemnity
& Public Liability Insurance Cover

Members of the ACI are approved by Aviva, VHI, Laya Healthcare and HSA for Out-Patient insurance purposes.