Practitioners – Barbara Cooke-Hider

I 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.

I am a member, and regional coordinator of the British Acupuncture Council.

I have been an acupuncturist (volunteer) since 2017 at the Macmillan Horizon Centre in Brighton treating patients, carers & supporters that have a cancer diagnosis.

During the COVID crisis I have been involved in setting up a new project to support NHS frontline staff who have been dealing with increased workloads. This project is run on a not for profit basis and is based at the Float Spa in Hove, it also involves a MYMOP research project and new electronic booking systems. Find out how you can book an appointment or contribute to this  project.

I am experienced in help people with mental health issues and am also a registered Anxiety UK acupuncture practitioner.

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;
  • Cancer specialist acupuncture
  • 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, and 50+ Walking netball. I also enjoy paddleboarding, playing beach volleyball & dog walking.

I also have an ITEC diploma in Swedish massage.