Acupuncture has been proven as an effective means of treating all kinds of pain. It is a safe and natural alternative or addition to Western medical treatment.More
Cosmetic Acupuncture is a very effective non-surgical cosmetic therapy that can successfully reduce the signs of ageing by encouraging the smooth flow blood and nutrients to the face.More
The Brighton Acupuncture & Massage Studio is centrally located at the beautiful Clinic 33, a few minutes walk from Palmeira Square.More
The overall aim of acupuncture treatment, is to restore the body’s equilibrium. What makes this system so uniquely suited to modern life is that physical, emotional and mental are seen as interdependent. Sakina combines TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and Five-Element acupuncture, two of the most common and most effective forms of traditional acupuncture in Brighton. She also practices electro-acupuncture as well as cosmetic acupuncture.
TCM is well suited to treating a wide range of physical, mental and emotional symptoms; whereas the Five-Element style focuses primarily on treating the underlying constitution of the person, thereby bringing about profound changes in a person’s sense of well-being.
Electro-acupuncture is a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles. Electro Acupuncture can restore health and well-being, and is particularly good for treating pain, such as back pain, knee injury or shoulder tension.
Cosmetic Acupuncture (or facial acupuncture) is a very effective non-surgical cosmetic therapy that can successfully reduce or retard the signs of ageing by encouraging the smooth flow blood and nutrients to and around the face, a process that can also significantly benefit skin conditions (acne, rosacea, eczema and psoriasis).
The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) produces fact sheets to provide accurate and unbiased general information for a variety of conditions. They provide summaries of research and how acupuncture may be beneficial.
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Eczema and Psoriasis
Gastrointestinal tract disorder
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
During your initial consultation at the Brighton Acupuncture Studio, Sakina will ask you questions about your general health and the issues you would like to have addressed.
This involves asking questions about your current symptoms and your medical history, as well as such things as your sleeping pattern, your appetite and digestion, and your emotional wellbeing. Women are also asked about their menstrual cycle and any past pregnancies and childbirth.
You might feel that some questions appear unrelated to your condition but the information you give helps your practitioner to form a more complete picture of your health and lifestyle. She will also take your pulse on both wrists and may examine your tongue and feel for areas of muscular tension or pain.
She then will select the most suitable acupuncture points for your condition.
You then can completely relax for about 30mins whilst the treatment is under way. This is when most patients fall asleep and say they feel refreshed when they wake up. When your treatment is complete, Sakina will ask you how you are feeling and decide if you need to have another appointment or not at the Brighton Acupuncture Studio.
She uses very fine, painless, disposable needles for every treatment and combines acupuncture with other therapies including tuina, cupping and moxibustion, to ensure you get the results you want.