Richard Agnew - Acupuncturist

I was interested in martial arts from a young age and it was through training in Taijiquan and Qigong that I first became interested in acupuncture. In 2013 I started training with Laoshr Damo Mitchell in Daoist Nei Gong and Baguazhang. Since then I have been training more intensively and both my patients and I have noticed that their acupuncture treatments seem to have become stronger and more effective.

Chinese medicine and martial arts were traditionally practiced hand-in-hand as the two practices support each other. By learning Chinese medicine, you become more familiar with anatomy and pressure points for use in martial arts, and are better able to heal injuries. Through martial arts (particularly the internal martial arts), you develop your intention and your ability to direct your qi, which is essential for high quality acupuncture.