Dr. Stephen Hopwood MB ChB Lic Ac MB AcC
Traditional Chinese Acupuncturist,
Phlebotomist and Holistic Naturopathic Practitioner
Treatment Costs and time:
£POA per session.
British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC)
Batchelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Bristol University
Theory and Dry Lab Phlebotomy
Telephone: 01803 868282
Your consultation with Dr. Hopwood will last for about 40 minutes followed by 20 – 40 mins of Acupuncture. Dr. Hopwood values the traditional practitioner / client relationship and offers ample time to discuss the ways in which your general health and lifestyle relate to a specific problem.
Dr Hopwood will take a detailed Holistic / Chinese medical history, check your pulse, and observe your tongue. He will want to know how you work, eat, sleep, exercise and relax. This information will support a clear traditional Chinese and holistic diagnosis which will enable him to offer a comprehensive programme of support.
Your acupuncture session will take place in a warm, comfortable, private treatment room and you will always remain clothed throughout. The treatment will use acupuncture points mainly on your lower arms and legs and abdomen and uses new very fine stainless steel needles that are disposed of after use. You will be relaxing with the Acupuncture treatment for between 20 and 40 minutes, during which time most people report feeling relaxed, centered and revitalised.
“The cultivation of our natural health and immunity is more important now than ever before.”– article by Dr Stephen Hopwood.
Building health is both an art and a science. There are though a number of key issues or cornerstones that I focus on in my practice as the foundations of health.
Here are my twelve health commandments for Good Health and Immunity Cultivation.
Optimal amounts of essential Vitamins and Minerals.
Optimal amounts of Essential Fatty acids (Good fats) and Essential Amino acids (Proteins)
Good Gut Health and Good bacterial flora. Optimal amounts required.
Good Liver health and Low environmental toxicity.
Good Red blood cell optimisation and hence optimal cell oxygenation.= Iron B12 and B9.
Optimal Thyroid Function. Key for circulation, vitality, metabolism and immunity.
Good Diet. What you eat. Low Carbohydrate,low sugar low Refined Carbs, low Glutenand a generally low toxicity diet. – Optimal amounts of Water Fresh Veg Protein Fats.
Strength, Stamina, Flexibility, Coordination and Relaxation. = Physical fitness. Optimal amounts required.
EMF radiation exposure from WiFi, Mobile Phones, and 4g and 5g phone signals. Turn it off. Energetic Health Optimisiation is a key factor in modern health awareness.
Sunlight, Fresh Air, Water, Forests, Mountains and Mother Nature.
Human relationships, physical contact, love, community, family, friends animals and intimacy.
A spiritual understanding that we are made from something so much more than just matter alone which is an infinite source of vitality, compassion and wisdom. A good positive attitude is required in optimal amounts.
I see imbalances in these areas manifesting as potential causes of underlying disease processes and yet they are also, therefore, areas of great opportunity to create better health.
Working on oneself on each of these areas will enable a strong foundation to be made that will support the cultivation of health and wellbeing. Each of these areas of working with clients’ health is a complex study in it’s own right and the one to one consultation will give time to go through each aspect and ensure that the correct next steps are being taken to move things forward effectively.
To add to this list I would say it is no true mark of good health to be skillful enough to avoid disease in the midst of a profoundly sick society … so my wish is for people to build their health so they become empowered so that we can all work together to support the manifestation of a new positive world in which we can all be healthy, prosperous and free from excessive state control.