Barbara Cooke-Hider    (nee Bishop)

Barbara graduated at the University of Westminster obtaining a BSc in Acupuncture with First Class Honours in 2007. This 3 year full time degree course incorporated acupuncture with Chinese nutritional therapy, acupressure, auricular, cupping, Moxa & Tuina.

Barbara is a member of the British Acupuncture Council, which is the professional association and governing body for acupuncturists.

I’m passionate about health and wellbeing, and have a special interest in treating fertility and pregnancy. I member of the Sussex based Acupuncture and Childbirth Team (ACT) who are a team of acupuncturists with expertise in obstetric and fertility care dedicated to enhancing the birth experience using the wisdom and knowledge of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. I was also a ZITA WEST affiliated acupuncturist (2010 to 2013).

I am committed to continuing my professional development and have completed post-grad training for treating:

  • Pregnancy and childbirth conditions;
  • Fertility and Assisted Fertility (IVF, IUI)
  • Facial revitalisation (cosmetic) acupuncture;
  • Sports injury acupuncture;
  • Scalp acupuncture: stroke rehabilitation;
  • Shonishin non-needling techniques for children.

 I keep active and love playing netball and play in two local leagues, as well as coaching & managing a Junior netball team. I also enjoy paddleboarding, playing beach volleyball & dog walking.

I also have an ITEC diploma in Swedish massage.