I’m Rich, Acupuncture Educator in Buffalo, NY


Dr. Richard Hazel is a licensed acupuncturist, avid lecturer, and founder of the podcast The Acupuncture Outsider. Richard leads intensive, hands-on workshops around the world teaching advanced orthopedic
acupuncture techniques to clinicians. With a foundation in neurology and sports medicine, Richard presents an innovative strategy to patient pain, and in his seminars, gives practical instruction on how to apply his needle techniques.

After receiving his Masters and Doctorate of Acupuncture from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City, Richard continued to study amongst the most prominent educators in the field. From neurofunctional acupuncture to functional muscular assessment, Richard’s revolutionary approach to
myofascial pain attains outstanding results for patients.

Richard’s own experience with a life-impacting back condition was pivotal in shaping his dual mission to help as many people as possible, and to show others acupuncturists how to do the same. Today he teaches his highly regarded Motor Point Acupuncture courses to audiences from Amsterdam to
Australia, and New York to California.

Richard has worked with professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, IFBB, Belator MMA, AEW as well as Olympic athletes in baseball, soccer and rugby and college athletes in many sports.

In addition to his extensive experience and skill in acupuncture, Dr. Hazel is a true renaissance man. If he’s not fighting trigger points, you might find him weightlifting, performing in a chamber choir, or speaking in one of four languages. Although not totally fluent (yet!) he regularly studies French, German, and Dutch with a tutor to better understand different cultures and to improve his connections with the people and colleagues he meets around the world. He hopes to eventually bring his workshops to Europe in the native language of the country where he is teaching.


How I Can Help You


Live Seminars

In a live seminar you get firsthand experience assessing others in an environment that is setup to support you as you learn.


Online Courses

You’ll have access to online courses that don’t expire can be a great refresher when you are stuck with a complicated case.



Dr. Richard Hazel, DAc uses a unique style of acupuncture that relies heavily on knowledge of neurology and sports medicine.

Your Acupuncture Resource

Learn from one of very few people to learn Motor Point Acupuncture at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York where he completed his Master of Science in Acupuncture, Orthopedic & Sports Medicine. He also received his Doctorate from Pacific College.

Let’s Chat

Live Seminars

Online Courses



816 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222

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