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Richard graduated in medicine at The Middlesex Hospital Medical School in London in 1982.
In 1984, shortly after qualifying as a doctor, Richard spent two years studying traditional Chinese acupuncture at the British College of Acupuncture in London and was awarded a Licentiate in Acupuncture.
He worked as a GP principle in Holborn, central London, for over 20 years using acupuncture alongside orthodox medicine to treat his patients.
Richard has continued to study both Western and Chinese acupuncture throughout his career.
In 1995 he was awarded a Certificate of Competence by the
British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS).
He worked for several years as Public Relations Officer for the BMAS.
In 1998 he travelled to China where he studied acupuncture under some of the most experienced doctors in Beijing.

In 2006 he was awarded the advanced qualification of Diploma in Acupuncture by the BMAS, allowing him to be recognised by all major health insurance companies.
Richard founded City Acupuncture at
The Broadgate Spine Centre in 2007.
In 2009 he left the NHS to concentrate on his work in the private sector.
His book on acupuncture,
Managing Pain and other medically proven uses of Acupuncture, was published in 2013.
Richard treats his patients with either Chinese or Western medical acupuncture – or a combination of the two – and adjusts his treatments to best suit the problems presented to him.