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Acupuncture in Brighton & Hove and Islington


Improve your health with acupuncture

Tam Handley is a degree-level trained acupuncturist and a member of the British Acupuncture Council. She practices in Brighton & Hove, East Sussex and Islington, London.

Tam was drawn to acupuncture for its ability to restore the mind body connection at a deep constitutional level. She is passionate about helping people to live the life they want, as the truest expression of their authentic self. Treatment focuses on improving wellbeing overall, helping clients to reach their individual potential, and live life in flow.

​Acupuncture is recommended by NICE for the treatment of chronic pain, and studies have shown it has a direct impact on the nervous system, and other regulatory pathways involved in the stress response. It can be helpful for a range of physical and mental/emotional complaints including anxiety and depression, insomnia, stress, skin conditions, reproductive health, digestive problems and menopause.

​If you’re feeling stuck in life, or like your health is holding you back, acupuncture may be able to help.


A small amount of stress can be a good thing, but chronic stress can have an impact on our physical and emotional health. Acupuncture can help by regulating the parasympathetic nervous system.

The symptoms of anxiety can be physical as well as mental. Acupuncture is now recommended by Anxiety UK, and can help by regulating neurotransmitters including serotonin and dopamine which impact mood.

Insomnia can include trouble falling asleep, waking in the night, or waking too early. Studies show that acupuncture can help with sleep duration as well as sleep maintenance.


Acupuncture is a great way to support a healthy pregnancy. Ailments tend to change through the trimesters and treatment could focus on pain, nausea, digestion, heartburn, haemorrhoids, stress, anxiety or insomnia.

Many people in the UK suffer from migraines, which are classified as a disabling illness, and headaches are amongst the most common neurological reasons for attending A&E. Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment option.

By easing muscle tension and reducing stress, acupuncture can help relieve chronic pain in many areas of the body including: Shoulder and neck pain, back pain, sciatica, fibromyalgia, plantar fasciitis, knee pain and hip pain. 


Fertility acupuncture

Tam is passionate about helping people to enhance their fertility and has completed CPD training with Australian fertility specialist Kirsten Wolfe. She offers fertility acupuncture for those looking to conceive naturally as well as people who are planning IVF. 

Acupuncture in Brighton and Hove

Tam practices at the Float Spa in Hove. Located on Third Avenue near the sea, The Float Spa is a multidisciplinary treatment rooms and yoga space that is calm and relaxing. Tam offers acupuncture in Brighton & Hove on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. 

Hove acupuncture
Acupuncture in Islington

Acupuncture in Islington

Tam is part of an established practice called Islington Acupuncture just off Upper street. It can be reached easily by tube or bus and is walking distance from either Highbury and Islington or Angel. Tam currently offers acupuncture in Islington on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, other days may be available on request. You can book an appointment with her via the clinic website.

Member of the British Acupuncture Council

Tam is a member of the British Acupuncture Council which is the UK's largest professional body of acupuncturists. Choosing a practitioner from the register is a good way to ensure a high standard of care as all members need to complete 3 years rigorous training from an accredited college.

Many insurance companies cover treatments carried out by accredited practitioners so fees can be claimed back. Check with your insurer for details.

British Acupuncture council member


“I was struggling with issues around sleep and general anxiety and after Tam’s considered and professional treatments, I have noticed a huge improvement in both."


"Tam is a pro. She really helped me. I would highly recommend her"


Tam is so attentive and intuitive and knows exactly what I need. Accupunture with Tam is now a must for me and my self care!


Get in touch

Get in touch to book an appointment or to discuss how acupuncture could support your health.

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