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About the clinic

Jo Hull Lic. Ac, BSc Hons in acupuncture and
has a geniune passion for natural healthcare and specialist interests in fertility, sports injury and pain management.

She has recently had research (into the positive effects of acupuncture on success rates of IVF) published in the Journal of Chinese Medicine.

Hove Natural Health Clinic
33 Montefiore Road

Clinic Times
Tuesday 9.30am  - 3pm
Wednesday 8am - 3pm
Thursday 11am - 8pm
Friday 9.30am  - 3pm
Saturday 8am - 1pm
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Pain Relief

Acupuncture is one of the world’s most widely practiced medicines. In the UK more and more people are finding what it can do for them.

Recent research as shown that it is successful in the relief of specific pains for example, osteoarthritis of the knee.

From chronic pain such as back pain and tennis elbow to headaches, recent research has shown that acupuncture is more effective than no treatment or usual care. Research suggests that acupuncture and ear acupuncture can be useful additional treatments for post-operative pain management.

Back pain and Sciatica

Acupuncture can help relieve back pain and sciatica by stimulating nerves to release endorphins to change the way the brain processes pain. It can reduce inflammation, improve muscle stiffness and increase joint mobility.

Chronic pain

Typical chronic pain conditions include: osteoarthritis; rheumatoid arthritis; low back,shoulder and neck pain; headache and migraine; cancer pain; fibromyalgia; neuropathic pain (e.g. sciatica, trigeminal neuralgia, post herpetic neuralgia); chronic overuse conditions (e.g. tendonitis); and chronic visceral pain (e.g. irritable bowel syndrome, cystitis, endometriosis) (Singh 2010).

Shoulder pain

Frozen or painful shoulder are common, painful and sometimes disabling condition that can last for months or years. The characteristic symptoms are pain, stiffness,and limitation of active and passive shoulder movements (particularly external rotation of the joint).

Some trials suggest that acupuncture may improve recovery in patients with a frozen shoulder, either when used alone or in combination with physiotherapy.


A recent review assessed the effectiveness of acupuncture against conventional medication and found it to be better than drugs in terms of pain relief. Acupuncture may have the greatest benefit when applied together with medication or other therapeutic options.

If you’d like to know more about how acupuncture help you manage pain call Jo on 01273 251575 or email.

Source: British Acupuncture Council July 2011. If you would like to read the full transcript of this material, including references, please visit
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