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Northern College of Acupuncture

Established in 1988, the Northern College of Acupuncture is a registered charity. Since the early days the College has gone from strength to strength. We educate acupuncturists, practitioners of Chinese herbal medicine and nutritional therapists and we run a thriving and well respected teaching clinic offering acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, tuina Chinese massage and nutritional therapy to the local community.

The Northern College of Acupuncture were the first teaching institution of any kind in the UK to offer a University degree in acupuncture, the first to offer a University degree in Chinese herbal medicine, and the first to achieve professional accreditation for our acupuncture courses, as well as our courses in nutritional therapy and Chinese herbal medicine. Back in 1990 we established our sister research charity, the Foundation for Research into Traditional Chinese Medicine (FRTCM), which is now based at the College, recognising the need to carry out robust research into the value of these therapies.


  • MSc Chinese Herbal Medicine (validated, phasing out)
  • MSc Advanced Complementary Medicine (Research and Practice) (validated, phasing out)
  • MSc Advanced Oriental Medicine (Research and Practice) (validated, phasing out)
  • MSc Nutrition Science and Practice (validated, phasing out)
  • MSc Advanced Nutrition (Research and Practice) (validated, phasing out)

Partnership description

These programmes were developed and are delivered and assessed by Northern College of Acupuncture, awarded by and quality assured by Middlesex University.

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Website: www.chinese-medicine.co.uk

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