I am so grateful for the treatment I received which has been very successful. I was in a great deal of pain and had tried everything under the sun to stop it, finally turning to Richard. His professional approach and obvious knowledge put my mind at rest immediately and his positive attitude to my problem was a major force in my rehabilitation. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.
I herniated a disc in my back and had tried several treatment types (including medication, osteopathy and an operation) when a couple of people close to me recommended trying acupuncture. I was a bit sceptical at first but am now so glad I gave it a try! I found Richard’s name on the British Acupuncture Council website and after reading his own website, I booked my first appointment. Richard made me feel at ease straight away and I felt comfortable sharing my problems/reasons for wanting treatment (even though some of the questions were quite personal!). Of course my main goal was simply to have a day where I wasn’t in excruciating pain, but Richard accomplished this and much more. It did take a few sessions to make major improvements (which was explained) but I cannot recommend his acupuncture highly enough – I now no longer need to take the painkillers and am back getting on with my life again! Other symptoms that I had had for years and never thought much of have disappeared and I feel better and more balanced than I have in a long time. It was important to me to be able to trust the practitioner and feel comfortable with the treatment, which I did from the very first session. I was also surprised at how relaxing having needles stuck into you can be!
Just to say thank you very much! Last night was the first night in a while I actually slept all night through without an interruption.
Just wanted to let you know that although it’s very early days my pain had been massively reduced since Wednesday I am sleeping well again and the constant throbbing pain from my bone on bone arthritis has been replaced by a dull ache, which is much more manageable. My knees are still sore but definitely improved!!
(after one session)
Thanks for being an amazing acupuncturist!
“I visited Richard initially with symptoms of the menopause – I didn’t want to take HRT and wanted a more holistic way to get through it. Even after the first treatment the night sweats diminished and the headaches lessened. This continued to be the case and it passed off uneventfully thanks to his treatment. I continue to see Richard more for ‘general maintenance’ as I always manage to damage myself in some way and he always manages to help. Most recently he relieved 3 months of hip pain related to a knee operation in just one session. I would highly recommend him.”
“Acupuncture with Richard is a very relaxing and enjoyable experience. He is professional and knowledgable and expertly delivers the treatment.”
“I had pain in my lower back caused by repetitive lifting of heavy loads whilst doing my job. This also caused walking and standing to be painful and produced constipation.
Previously my wife had used acupuncture for pain relief caused by a slipped spinal disc with amazing results so I was confident to try acupuncture myself.
After 6 appointments of acupuncture and massage my symptoms had greatly reduced. Richard is very professional, patient and explained his procedures in an understandable way so no nasty surprises!!
I now have no pain in back, walk more confidently and back to normal for digestion. I still receive acupuncture and massage every few weeks, this helps to maintain the improvement acupuncture provided ……. I am now able to continue lifting heavy items at work without problems.”
“I came to see Richard as my holistic doctor suggested that acupuncture may help my immune system. In the initial consultation Richard took details of my health, lifestyle, diet which would help him decide on treatment and why he thought this would best help me. Richard’s manner was reassuring & considerate, explaining exactly what he was going to do and what I should expect. I was pleasantly surprised that the needles did not hurt as much as I feared. As a result of my weekly treatments over 6 weeks I have more energy and now manage without an afternoon sleep. I feel more relaxed and less anxious. All benefits that I did not expect acupuncture to deliver.”
“For a considerable period of time I suffered from digestive issues. The symptoms seemed to be worsening in terms of discomfort and frequency but I should add that following tests I had been assured by my GP that there was no latent cause for the discomfort. The need for a regular intake of antacid was of concern to me hence looking for an alternative approach.
After 5 Acupuncture sessions I was experiencing the symptoms less frequently and when they did occur they were rarely sufficiently severe to warrant taking anything. I was encouraged and continued treatments for a further 5 sessions which enabled me to stop what had seemed a dependency on antacids. This has continued for more than a year with me having occasional top-up treatments to maintain the good position which I have achieved.
My experience of acupuncture with Richard Agnew is certainly a positive one. He is a very calm individual who quickly put me at ease. His gentle way of probing the problem ensured he got the bigger picture, both physical and emotional, to enable the most appropriate treatment. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Richard to any of my friends who need acupuncture treatment.”
“When I first came for treatment, I felt acupuncture was my last option of help as I had tried everything my doctor had suggested, even physio. I constantly felt unwell and was coughing endlessly. I had seven treatments in total the first two I didn’t really notice much of a difference but after the third session my coughing reduced and by the sixth treatment I felt I could perhaps leave treatment for a month. I was amazed how much better I was feeling and the coughing had almost disappeared. I went for one more treatment and as a result I have not coughed and feel a million times better, normal in fact. I have had two colds since which I did think would aggravate my symptoms but in fact that was not the case.
Richard was very patient with me as I wasn’t totally convinced at first that he could help me but how wrong was I? I would strongly recommend this treatment and if any of my symptoms return I will be making an appointment with Richard in the first instance.”