Galit Hughes - LicAc MBAcC
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!