About Ian

Ian is based at Hove Osteopathic clinic, New Church Road, Hove, Sussex where he works as part of a team providing comprehensive alternative health care for Hove and the surrounding areas.

Ian Stones Acu

Acupuncturist - Ian Stones BSc (Hons), Lic Ac, MBAcC


Ian graduated from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Acupuncture and has been in practice since. Ian is a member of the British Acupuncture Council, the lead professional body representing over 3000 acupuncturists in the UK. As a BAcC member he is bound by their codes of professional conduct and safe practice ensuring the highest standard of treatment.

Ian’s interest in acupuncture came from experiencing treatment. Fascinated by the mystery and wonders of Chinese medicine and having experienced great changes from treatment he chose to go on and study acupuncture in 2003. As his practice has developed he has built up extensive experience in the areas of fertility, IVF, menstrual problems, insomnia, IBS and Migraine along with many other conditions.

Having worked with many couples attempting to conceive naturally and those going through assisted conception Ian is a big believer in acupuncture being able to offer support at what can be a very challenging time.


Acupuncture for fertility and the Zita West network

Ian is a founding member of the first national fertility network launched by Zita West in 2009. By choosing a Zita West affiliated acupuncturist not only do you get the benefit Ian’s individual experience, and the experience of 140 network members, you also benefit from the unique training and support that comes from Zita and her colleagues too.

As an affiliated practitioner Ian has exclusive access to a range of Zita West factsheets containing valuable advice on how to improve various aspects of your reproductive health, all of which are provided free of charge.

Whilst seeing an affiliated practitioner you will also be entitled to a discount on a range of Zita West products including telephone based consultations with the London based clinic, multivitamins as well as Zita’s bestselling books and CD’s.

The clinic have now introduced a new initiative where they are offering money towards any acupuncture treatments you receive alongside an IVF cycle undertaken at the Zita West clinic. Should you choose to go ahead with an IVF cycle at the clinic you will receive 6 vouchers to the value of £50 each which can be used as payment for your acupuncture treatments. With some of the best results in the country and an all-round holistic approach to treatment you can be assured of some of the highest levels of care when choosing the Zita West clinic and an affiliated acupuncturist.

If you would like more details please contact me on ian@acu-stones.co.uk or 07740 300465

Brighton and Hove Acupuncture Childbirth Team

Ian is also a member of the Acupuncture and Childbirth Team for Brighton and Sussex (ACT Brighton and Sussex) which covers Brighton, Hove, Lewes, Ditchling, Hassocks, Haywards Heath and the surrounding areas. 

The Acupuncture and Childbirth team are Acupuncturists with expert knowledge in obstetric and fertility care and are dedicated to enhancing the birth experience using the wisdom and knowledge of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

Members are available to attend births and provide acupuncture treatments throughout pregnancy as well as preparing women for labour and teaching acupressure techniques to birthing partners.

An important part of the teams work is to provide support throughout the pre-conception stage and to naturally enhance fertility for men and women. We also have expert knowledge in  using Acupuncture alongside IVF and other assisted reproductive techniques.

Further details can be found on the ACT website.


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