Pain and Injury

If you have an injury or painful condition that is not responding to other treatments, acupuncture can offer a different approach, harnessing your body’s own natural painkillers and healing response.

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Whether you want to try a natural approach, or want support through a cycle of IVF, acupuncture works with your body to restore balance and relieve stress, helping you to optimise your reproductive health.

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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… 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.


Hi, I’m Richard Agnew

Richard Agnew

I’m an acupuncturist in Blunsdon, Faringdon and Fairford, with a special interest in pain and fertility issues. I qualified in 2010 and am a member of the British Acupuncture Council.

I have studied qigong and internal martial arts since 2002 and I often teach techniques and exercises to patients as well as running qigong classes. I aim to combine modern behavioural science with traditional Eastern wisdom to encourage sustainable lifestyle change.

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My approach

Acupuncture & Massage

Gentle treatments that encourage your body’s own pain relief and healing processes while you relax and unwind. Learn more about the treatments here.

Qigong Health Exercises

A combination of postural work, stretching, breathing and mindfulness to promote vitality and inner peace. Learn more about qigong here.

Tailored Lifestyle Advice

Bringing together ancient wisdom and modern science, with insights from your individual diagnosis and treatment. Learn more here.

Having tried every avenue to alleviate a long term health issue, 6 months ago I decided to try acupuncture. Richard is a kind, skilful, dedicated practitioner, who listens attentively and clearly communicates all his treatment decisions. He works with patience and a truly supportive, caring manner, providing additional insights into his practice and offering helpful dietary and exercise advice. I feel so lucky to have found him – I genuinely cannot recommend him highly enough.


Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) can be very uncomfortable for 12-18 months. Although it’s a self limiting condition, which does get better, I had some osteopathic treatment (using the Simeon Niel Asher Technique) followed by some acupuncture with Richard. As an osteopath myself, I knew how to treat the condition but I reached a plateau at the end. The acupuncture with Richard really helped my shoulder go from about 70% better to 100% better with no discomfort at all and I regained a full range of movement. The treatment was gentle and effective. I am delighted to be able to recommend Richard.


Clinic Locations

I offer acupuncture in Blunsdon, Fairford and Faringdon, easily accessible from the Cotswolds, Cirencester, Lechlade, Highworth and Swindon.


Dragonfly Clinic
Sutton Park
SN26 7BB

Fairford clinic


Fairford Therapy Centre
London Street

Faringdon Clinic


The Faringdon Clinic
10 Salutation Mansions
Market Place