free 15 minute initial consultations available

About Essential Acupuncture

Jo Hull Brighton Acupuncture
Jo Hull Lic. Ac, BSc Hons Acupuncture completed a three year Bachelor of Science degree in acupuncture at the International College of Oriental Medicine.

As well as providing a thorough training in Chinese Medicine, the college also provides rigorous teaching in aspects of Western Medicine. This training has enabled Jo to understand health issues from both a Western and Chinese medicine perspective and successfully treat accordingly.

Jo is trained in Five Elements and Traditional Chinese Medicine style acupuncture and is also qualified in Stems and Branches. This unique style of acupuncture informs the treatment and provides the tools to understand what might be causing a health issue on a deeper level.

Depending on the issue Jo also uses electroacupuncture, massage and cupping to eradicate pain.

She is a full member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and is bound by their code of practise. This means that you can be assured that she adheres to strict professional standards of conduct and hygiene.

About Treatment

Acupuncture uses a number of diagnostic tools to assess your health. At your first acupuncture treatment your full medical history is taken including a note of any medication you may be taking. A full body diagnosis is also undertaken. All treatments will include the reading of your pulses (felt at your wrist) and a look at your tongue.

All the information is put together and reviewed and a diagnosis is made which includes your personal treatment plan. Acupuncture is extremely safe and only single use, sterile and disposable needles are used.

The needles used are extremely fine, some patients don’t feel anything, others feel a tingling sensation or dull ache.

Acupuncture treatment plans are all unique to the individual. Where a condition has only recently presented it may require only a few sessions, whereas a long standing illness could take longer to improve.

Additional Training

Jo has undertaken a number of post graduate courses to widen and consolidate her knowledge and learn new effective techniques. These include;


A highly effective and speedy Chinese Medicine massage. Using glass jars, with a vacuum inside, the cups are placed on the skin and used to remove pain and relax muscles fast. The technique can be incorporated within an acupuncture session.

Sports Medicine and Acupuncture

Trained by the UK's leading acupuncturist and physiotherapist Kevin Young. Particular emphasis on techniques to improve recovery times and reduce pain for conditions such as Tennis Elbow, Plantar Fascitis and chronic Lower Back pain.

Gynaecology & Fertility

A course with the UK's foremost fertility acupuncturist, Jani White. Emphasis on how to treat fertility with acupuncture and working alongside western medics to improve IVF, ICSI and IUI rates.

Sports injury & Athletic Enhancement

Techniques to assist with problems such as frozen shoulder, hip pain, achilles heel and tendonitis. Trained by Whitfield Reeves, US acupuncturist to Olympic athletes.

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Qualification to carry out non invasive facelifts using acupuncture and gua sha to improve the appearance of fine lines and lift the eyebrows. Treatment of skin conditions including acne, psoriasis and weight loss assistance.

Additional Skills

She also trained as a reflexologist at the Wilbury School of Natural Therapy,Brighton,and holds an ITEC Diploma in Reflexology,which included reflexology practise with a particular focus on anatomy,physiology and professional conduct. She is a member of the Association of Reflexologists,which is the leading independent association,and listed in the NHS Directory of Complementary and Alternative Practitioners.

She also holds a diploma in preconceptual,pregnancy and post natal reflexology having trained with Britain’s leading reflexologist,Louise Keet at the London School of Reflexology.

Jo says ‘Having used both reflexology and acupuncture to assist conception of my son,I’m a great example of the life changing possibilities of complementary therapies.’

Fees, Times and Locations

Hove Natural Health Clinic
33 Montefiore Road

Clinic Times

Tuesday 11am  - 3pm
Wednesday 8am - 3pm
Thursday 1pm - 8pm
Friday 9am  - 3pm
Saturday 8,30am - 1pm

Please contact the reception at Hove Natural Health Clinic to book or for more information. Free initial consultations are available.

t:    01273 251575

A very limited number of home visit appointments are occasionally available.


Initial consultation and treatment :£58
(up to 1 hr 15mins)
Follow-up treatment :£45
(up to 45mins)

At present payment can be made by cash, cheque or BACs. Card payment via payleven can be made in clinic and is subject to a fee of £1.50.

 Please Note: at least 24 hours notice of cancellation is required otherwise a cancellation fee is payable.

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