Galit Hughes Lic Ac MBAcC
Acupuncture - Massage - Fertility Treatments
I was born in Jerusalem, Israel and in my early twenties I travelled to England to study acupuncture at the International College of Oriental Medicine, ICOM, in East Grinstead.
Now, 27 years later, acupuncture has become a way of life for me. It is not “alternative medicine’’. It is medicine and in my opinion, it is now time for acupuncture to become integrated with mainstream medicine, in order to heal the whole body and the underlying cause(s), not just the symptoms.
I use a combination of acupuncture/accupressure, moxibustion, massage, cupping and facial rejuvenation acupuncture as required. I also offer lifestyle and dietary advice, but most importantly I am a good listener and encourage my clients to talk about what is currently affecting them.
My passion as a therapist is for clients to become interested in their own health; for them to learn what they can do for themselves to support and improve their own physical, emotional and mental well-being. I love to run workshops alongside my acupuncture clinics to support my clients to achieve this.
My experience and Training:
In 1988 I trained as a Swedish massage therapist in Jerusalem.
From 1990 to 1994 I trained to become an acupuncturist at ICOM, East Grinstead and have become a member of the British Acupuncture Council.
After graduating I married my British husband, Rob, and we had 3 beautiful children, now young adults. Sadly Rob died unexpectedly in 2018.
From 1995 I taught and practised acupuncture at MEDICINE acupuncture college in Tel-Aviv.
Coming back to live in the UK in 1998, alongside building up my acupuncture practice, I was also the leader of the massage module at ICOM until 2006.
In 2004, Rob and I bought and became the directors of Horam Natural Therapy Centre, East Sussex and in 2010 acquired Gaia Natural Health in Forest Row, East Sussex.
Currently I am teaching acupuncture at ICOM, I run my acupuncture clinics from Horam Natural Therapy Centre, Gaia Natural Health and ICOM as well as facilitating Inner Guidance workshop and one to one sessions from my home studio and video calls. Please have a look on the Inner Guidance page for more information about the Inner Guidance Process and on the workshops page for upcoming courses.
I enjoy working with people with a wide variety of conditions and I use an integrated approach to help them in their journey to health.
I specialise in acupuncture for fertility and was trained with Zita West in London. I enjoy working with women in all different stages of life: supporting them from a young age to balance their hormones; later on to improve fertility and support them during pregnancy, birth and afterbirth care; as well as with menopausal symptoms later on. I love treating children (no need to use needles if they don’t want too), and am the author of “Baby Massage – A Comprehensive Step-by-Step Guide,” published in 2000.
I am a qualified Hypnotherapist, a Kundalini Yoga teacher, Inner Dance and InnerGuidance Community Practice Facilitator and Access Bar Practitioner. I have been dancing since a very young age and did my GCSE in classical and modern dance as well as teaching belly dance for many years, I now incorporate dance and movement in my workshops.
I hope to meet you one day!
Ioonah Woods BSc (Hons) Lic. AC. MBAcC Dip.
Acupuncture - Massage - Tui Na
“How can I help you? Do you need help with a health issue or general wellbeing? Would an acupuncture treatment help you or would you like a massage?”
Treatments include an inquiry into your whole health picture as symptoms of other issues give indication to an overall health picture which is addressed in the treatment.
Ioonah first practiced massage after completing an aromatherapy and massage short course in the 1990’s and has a level 3 diploma in massage which she completed during her training. She also practices Yin style Tui Na, a very deeply relaxing and nourishing type of massage done over a cloth, and facial massage with facial rejuvenation acupuncture. Both firm and deep tissue massage and gentle relaxing styles can be asked for.
Living a nature based lifestyle with her family on an organic and biodynamic farm in Sussex, Ioonah integrates her beliefs and lifestyle. Her life as bee keeper, mother, carer and teacher has given her a wide experience with people in many walks of life. As a mature woman with rich life experience she has become a good listener and can support people through the different seasons of their life, growth fertility, maturity and loss of loved ones.
Ioonah has developed deep, compassionate communication skills and clients feel that she creates a space that goes beyond treating health problems.
Access Bars is a hands on way of working with helping clients to shift energetic patterns that hold us back, therefore can promote wellbeing in our psyche by shifting stuck energy and allowing new decisions to flow.
“The foundation of health is the linking of mind body and soul together. Health is when we can find our connection to ourselves and to the healing process”.
Ioonah Woods is a fully qualified acupuncturist and a full member of the British Acupuncture Council. She studied Acupuncture at ICOM (International college of Oriental Medicine) where she completed BSc Hons level integrated Western medicine and Classical Chinese acupuncture.
Contact Ioonah; 077195766522
Visit my website: www.mifengacupuncture.co.uk
Irene Zalewski Ba(Hons)Lic.Ac.F.H.T.
Intuitive Acupuncture incorporating the 5 element system of acupuncture.
Having practised for over 30 years, Irene offers an approach to your conditions. Treating body, mind and spirit, Irene treats the cause of your symptoms at whatever level they present and aligns the body’s energies to bring balance and harmony throughout the system with experience, compassion and gentleness.
Acupuncture is one of the longest established forms of healthcare in the world. Acupuncturists are trained to use subtle diagnostic techniques that have been developed and refined for thousands of years. The focus is on you as an individual, not your illness, and all symptoms are seen in relation to each other. Treatment involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body to affect the flow of your body’s qi, or vital energy.
Traditional acupuncturists believe that the underlying principle of treatment is that illness and pain occur when the body's qi, or vital energy, cannot flow freely. There can be many reasons for this; emotional and physical stress, poor nutrition, infection or injury are among the most common. By inserting ultra-fine sterile needles into specific acupuncture points, a traditional acupuncturist seeks to re-establish the free flow of qi to restore balance and trigger the body's natural healing response.
Acupuncturists insert very fine needles at precisely located points to connect with your body’s qi. They will decide which points are right for you after a detailed consultation covering every aspect of your health and lifestyle. The aim is to direct the flow of qi to trigger your body’s healing response and to restore physical, emotional and mental equilibrium. Treatment is designed to affect your whole being as well as your symptoms so, as the condition being treated improves, you may notice other health problems resolve and an increased feeling of wellbeing.
Acupuncture points are located at precise places along interconnected pathways that map the whole body, including the head, trunk and limbs. The most commonly used acupuncture points are on the lower arms and legs.
A growing body of evidence-based clinical research is discovering how the body responds to acupuncture and its benefits for a wide range of common health conditions. A lot of people have acupuncture to relieve specific aches and pains, such as osteoarthritis of the knee, TMJ, headaches and low back pain, or for common health problems like an overactive bladder.
Other people choose acupuncture when they can feel their bodily functions are out of balance, but they have no obvious diagnosis. And many have regular treatments because they find it so beneficial and relaxing.