Richard Agnew

Richard Agnew

BSc (Hons), Lic Ac, MBAcC

I’m an acupuncturist in Blunsdon, Fairford and Faringdon, UK. I qualified in 2010 and since then have treated people with a wide range of problems, but have a particular interest in treating pain and fertility issues.

My practice is rooted in traditional Chinese medicine, which can offer a different way of looking at health issues that have not responded well to other kinds of treatment.

My first degree was in Psychology. I was interested in the nature of consciousness, the relationship between mind and body and why people behave as they do. While I think I found more practical answers in the medical and spiritual traditions of East Asia, I still find the literature from behavioural science on habit-formation and motivation informative for helping people make lifestyle changes to benefit their health. 

I was inspired to become an acupuncturist while learning Qigong and martial arts in my early 20s. After training with various teachers since 2002 I was given permission to teach Qigong by my current teacher in 2015.  This offers exercises, postural work, breathing and meditative techniques that can be really helpful alongside acupuncture treatment.

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British Acupuncture Council Member


  • BSc (Hons) Acupuncture — College of Integrated Chinese Medicine & Kingston University
  • Licentiate in Acupuncture — College of Integrated Chinese Medicine
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology — University of Sheffield
  • Member of the British Acupuncture Council