Acupressure
Bristol Acupuncturist specialising in Acupuncture Bristol. Looking for Acupuncture in Bristol? Qualified practitioner Ian Robert Hope is available now for the treatment of a multitude of conditions including Emotional Distress, M.E and Fibromyalgia, Menstrual or gynaecological problems, and Skin Conditions.
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Bristol acupuncture  
ian robert hope
Bsc (Hons); Lic. Ac; MBAcC
bristol acupuncture
 
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The Fishponds Practice, 834 Fishponds Road, Fishponds, Bristol BS16 3XA
0117 949 1290 or 07810 210 487
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ACUPRESSURE

If you're frightened of needles, you don't have to forego the benefits of acupuncture treatment. There is an alternative. It's called acupressure.

Like acupuncture, acupressure works with meridians and points to stimulate the body's natural healing powers. But it does so through the application of light pressure. Even if you are not needle-phobic, you may prefer this gentler approach.

Acupressure as a self-help therapy

I can teach you how to use acupressure techniques at home. This brings a double benefit: it reinforces the therapeutic effect of the treatment and reduces the frequency of visits to the clinic.

Acupressure for children

Young children can find needling alarming, as they are unsure of what is taking place. Acupressure, on the other hand, is an excellent therapy for this age group. Conditions that respond well to acupressure include headaches, digestive disorders, insomnia, bedwetting, and respiratory complaints.

 We thought acupressure would just be for pain relief, but were surprised to see that it covered so much more. Ian's time and patience made labour a nicer place to be. 
William Wood - Bath

Acupressure for pain relief during pregnancy and labour

One of my specialities is teaching acupressure to expectant mothers and their partners. Besides the immense relief it provides during contractions, it can aid induction, move labour forward, alleviate after-pains and facilitate breast-feeding. Acupressure also gives the partner an active role in the birthing process, making the whole experience more rewarding!

Research into acupressure

Research amongst women using acupressure during labour shows that:

  • 86% find that it significantly reduces the pain
  • 66% describe the effects as "excellent" or "brilliant"
 
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