Practitioner Profiles

Houri Alavi Lic.Ac., BA, M.B.Ac.C

Since qualifying in 2004, Houri has undertaken postgraduate training in acupuncture for women, fertility and pregnancy, and worked consistently in this field, including treatments during assisted conception cycles, as well as childbirth.

She has a particular interest in how acupuncture can support emotional health. She is a member of the Acupuncture Childbirth Team, Brighton & Sussex. She lives in Hove with her family.

Initial consultation – £60
Follow up sessions – £45

To contact Houri, call 07814 500418 or email:

Elaine Gibbons Adv.Lic.Ac., M.B.Ac.C.

Elaine has been practising acupuncture since 1993.  She has always worked with a particular interest in pregnancy, gynaecology and fertility.  She is passionate about supporting and promoting women’s health and well-being.  Elaine is also qualified in nutrition.

She lives in Sussex with her family.

Initial consultation – £65
Follow up sessions – £50

To contact Elaine, call 07905 743268 , or email:

Training and Professional Memberships

Houri and Elaine are fully qualified and experienced members of the British Acupuncture Council. They both trained at the College of Traditional Acupuncture in Leamington Spa. They keep their information in the fertility and pregnancy field as up to date as possible in this rapidly changing area. They have both undertaken additional acupuncture training in many areas including the fertility and pregnancy field, confidently and frequently integrating acupuncture with Western gynaecology, fertility and obstetric treatments.

They were founder members of the Brighton and Hove Natural Fertility Centre from 2005-2011, and have good links with local fertility clinics, consultants, nurses and midwives.