Acupuncture Hove

Looking for Acupuncture in Hove? We are based at Hove Osteopathic Clinic. Sunny is our leading acupuncturist, registered with the British Acupuncture Council. She can help with ailments such as body sports injury, headaches, pain, mental health issues and many other health issues you might be experiencing. Please read below for the treatments available and the description of each practitioners.  Get in touch to find out more and when you can see her.

Acupuncture – Hove

Acupuncture Treatment in Hove

First Consultation: What to Expect
New to acupuncture? This section outlines what you can expect during your first visit to an acupuncture clinic, including the consultation process, assessment of your health condition, and the development of a personalized treatment plan.

The Role of the Acupuncturist
Learn about the qualifications and skills of acupuncturists in Hove, including their training and understanding of both Chinese and Western medicine approaches to health.

Acupuncture – Hove
Acupuncture in Hove

What is Acupuncture and How Does It Work?

Understanding the Basics of Acupuncture
Acupuncture involves inserting fine needles into specific points on the body to stimulate the body’s innate healing abilities. This section explains the fundamental principles of acupuncture, including the concept of Qi (life energy) and how acupuncture aims to balance it for better health.

The Science Behind Acupuncture
Despite its ancient origins, modern research supports acupuncture’s efficacy. This part explores scientific findings that explain how acupuncture alleviates physical pain, improves mental health, and enhances overall wellness.

Acupuncture for Specific Conditions

Treating Fertility Issues with Acupuncture
Discover how acupuncture can be an effective treatment for fertility issues, working in tandem with treatments like IVF to enhance chances of conception.

Acupuncture and Women’s Health
This section focuses on how acupuncture addresses women-specific health issues, including menstrual disorders, hormonal imbalances, and menopause.

Acupuncture for General Wellness

Preventive Health Care and Acupuncture
Learn about acupuncture as a preventive tool, maintaining general health, and preventing diseases before they manifest.

Acupuncture for Stress and Mental Well-being
Explore the benefits of acupuncture in managing stress, anxiety, and other mental health issues, promoting overall emotional and mental well-being.

Hove Clinic


Xiao Chun Gao (Sunny) Lic AC, MBAcC, BSc, comes from a Nursing and Massage background before studying at The International College of Oriental Medicine. She is also a certified member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC).

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Initial Consultation

  • 75 minutes
  • Full Medical History, Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Body & Pulse Diagnosis
  • Treatment

Follow Up Treatment

  • 60 minutes
  • Body & Pulse Diagnosis
  • Treatment
Acupuncture – Hove

Xiao Chun Gao (Sunny)

Acupuncturist & Massage Therapist

Xiao Chun Gao (Sunny) Lic AC, MBAcC, BSc, comes from a Nursing and Massage background before studying at The International College of Oriental Medicine, graduating with a BSc. Honours degree in Acupuncture, awarded by Greenwich University. She is also a certified member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC).

Sunny incorporates Classical Chinese Medicine (Stems & Branches), Five elements and Applied Channel Theory into her diagnostic treatment plans. Gua Sha, Cupping and Moxibustion can also be incorporated into treatments dependent on the client’s requirement.

Sunny was a registered nurse in China since 1989 and continued studying professional nursing and science courses in Shan Dong Medical University between 1995 and 1997. Acupuncture was one of the modules, and sunny graduated with a first-class degree in nursing.

Sunny had over 15 years’ experience as a Registered General Nurse in China. During this period, she worked in the Thoracic Surgery, Digestive Surgery, and Orthopedic Units. While working in Digestive Surgery unit, Electro-Acupuncture was practiced helping post operation patients to recover from surgery. (stimulating the intestines to start movement).

Sunny came to the UK in 2008. She studied English Language, while she is working in orthopedic and spinal wards as a health care assistant in the NHS. She returned to China and completed a massage course at Bin Zhou Medical University China in 2015. She holds a Massage Certificate, encompassing Tui Na, Remedial Massage & Sports Massage, Neuromuscular Techniques and Foot Massage.   

Sunny will continue to work with the NHS. She has good experience in both Western and Chinese medicine and will deliver a high quality of Acupuncture treatment to the patients in need.