Bristol Acupuncture Practice

Deb Heberlet & Al Hessari

Deb Heberlet: MSc, Lic Ac, MBAcC
Al Hessari: Lic Ac, MBAcC, BA Hons, CQSW

About Us

Deb and Al have been working with 5 Element and TCM Acupuncture for 2 decades, so you are in experienced, safe hands. They have been working in the therapeutic world for over 30 years.
Both trained at the highly esteemed College of Integrated Chinese Medicine. Al also studied at The International College of Oriental Medicine, East Grinstead. They continue to attend postgraduate courses.
Needles, cupping, moxa, auricular and electro acupuncture may be used in a treatment. They also offer detailed dietary and lifestyle advice to allow everyone to play a part in their own wellness.
Deb has a Psychology Degree and worked in a variety of capacities in this field. She also worked internationally as an Environmental Campaigner.
Al was a mental health social worker and is a Qi Gong Shibashi Teacher.
Deb and Al are members of the British Acupuncture Council and adhere to the strict health and safety codes of their professional body. Disposable needles are used.
They met in 2000 whilst training as acupuncturists, are married to each other and have 2 children. They treat many conditions and also have these special interest areas.

Special Interests

Fertility and Pregnancy

Deb and Al have helped hundreds of babies make their way into the world and work with those trying to get pregnant naturally or using assisted fertility treatments such as IUI, IVF, ICSI, GIFT.
They treat single women, couples of all sexualities and genders, and men.
They often successfully treat underlying known causes for fertility issues such as PCOS Scanty or No Periods, Irregular or Painful Periods, Endometriosis Fibroids, hormone and genetic issues and sperm problems. And they also work with so called unexplained or unknown causes of Infertility. Acupuncture with them often results in a pregnancy where other explored avenues have failed.
Pregnant women that experience various symptoms including morning sickness, threatened miscarriage, backache, pelvic pain, anxiety, oedema and urinary issues find acupuncture helpful.
Deb and Al also offer pre and post birth acupuncture to women. They have been part of helping along hundreds of babies making their way into the world and often have women returning for them for their second and third child. See the link below to our fertility site.

Mental and Emotional Health

Deb and Al help address difficult situations in a person’s life. They have special interest in stress, anxiety and panic attacks. They also work with patients to address key emotions that they face throughout their life time, such as fear, sadness, grief, shame, anger and guilt.
Their training in Five Element Acupuncture looks at the constitutional type of a person and identifies the essential organs, emotions and issues that are most likely to get out of balance, so effecting all aspects of health.
By listening to their patients and addressing their needs with acupuncture and guiding words, many find deep sense of wellness. Patients are often reported to say they “feel more like themselves” or have become the best of themselves.

Other Complaints Treated

Deb and Al treat teenagers to elders and have extensive experience in treating: Gynaecological Issues from Menarche to Menopause, Tiredness and Sleep Issues, Digestive Problems, Urinary Issues, Hay fever, Allergies and Asthma, Sinusitis, Back Issues and Sciatica, Pain, Arthritis, Headaches and Migraines, Age related issues and MUCH more (see our websites below for details).

Contact Details
Tel: 0117 287 2821

Insurance and Cancellations

  • Deb and Al are members of the BAcC and so many private health insurers are happy to cover costs
  • A minimum of 48 hours notice must be given if you wish to cancel, or a the full fee will be incurred

Last Updated on 14/11/2021