Pauls Background

I have been in practice for over 27 years and practice Acupuncture, Tuina (Chinese Meidcal Massage) Remedial therapeutic massage, Qi G (Chinese exercises for health) and dietary therapy in New Ash Green and Longfield, Kent. I graduated in massage in 1993 and in Acupuncture in 1997, achieving my PGCE in 2002, and my Masters in Education in 2012.

I sat on the Governing Board of the BAcC and was also Chair of the Professional Standards and Regulatory Committee of the BAcC.

I am a first aid instructor for the Rugby Football Union, [RFU] and was one for  The Football Association [FA], and set up and ran the New Ash Green Rugby Club treatment centre, a unique multi-disciplinary, multi-bed unit, treating male and female senior and junior sports players, now in its 14th season.

Paul Blacker mental health first aid

Areas of expert practice

  • Acupuncture
  • Ear acupuncture
  • Sports injuries
  • Pain management
  • Addictions
  • Multi beds
  • Business start ups
  • Practitioner development
  • Policy Writing
  • First Aid
  • Health and safety

Paul Blacker BAcC member acupuncture in Kent

The BAcC is the British Acupuncture Council, a professional organization for acupuncturists based in the United Kingdom. The BAcC was established in 1987 and is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of professionalism and patient care in the practice of acupuncture. It is one of the largest organizations of its kind in the UK, representing over 3,000 members who are licensed acupuncturists.

The BAcC is committed to advancing the recognition and understanding of acupuncture as a safe and effective form of healthcare, and works to support its members in their professional development and practice. The organization provides a range of services to its members, including insurance, continuing education opportunities, and support with professional issues. It also acts as a voice for the acupuncture profession, working to promote the interests of acupuncturists and the recognition of acupuncture as a valuable form of healthcare.



I have taught acupuncture and massage for over 26 years, and have taught all aspects of Chinese medicine, living anatomy, practitioner development and setting up in practice at colleges in the UK.

I have a special interest in continuing professional development within the healthcare sector, treating sports injuries, chronic pain, and Microsystems of acupuncture.

I was secretary to the Microsystems Acupuncture Regulatory Working Group, MACRWG, a profession specific group exploring, voluntary regulation of Microsystems of acupuncture in the UK, and represented this wing of the acupuncture profession at the Acupuncture Stakeholders Group. I wrote all of the policies which enabled this group to register with the CNHC, now an Accredited Register under the Professional Standards Authority.

Paul is a...

  • Member of the British Acupuncture Council [BAcC]
  • Member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council [CNHC]
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management - IIRSM
  • Member of the Society for Education and Training


  • Diploma in remedial massage therapy (1993)
  • Diploma in acupuncture (LSATCM, 1997)
  • PGCHFE (University of Westminster,  2002)
  • Masters in Education (Canterbury Christchurch, 2012)