The combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture with the knowledge of sports medicine, muscle imbalance, referred pain patterns, injury rehabilitation strategies and motor point treatment to reset tight muscles are the perfect combination to help me help others. I am so grateful to be helping people to achieve their fitness goals and relieving pain for people who are suffering. I work diligently with my patients to discover their challenges and help resolve them. We are partners in our search and in our resolve to achieve the best possible outcome.
Rich was the first person to give me acupuncture. Before that, I was terrified of needles, and skeptical of how it could help. He was very calm and confident, which aleviated my fears. Now I go on a regular basis, and it helps every time. I have seen other acupuncturists, but Rich is the only one who always resolves my issue. Rich has helped me with a broad range of issues. He has resolved my digestive issues, sleeplessness, and severe back pain. Whenever Rich gives me a treatment, he seeks feedback to make sure his treatment worked. It gives me peace of mind knowing how passionate he is about his work. Luckily for both of us, his precision always leads to positive feedback. ...read more
I have been a runner for 20+ years and have completed 35 marathons. I have been extremely blessed to have been pain free for most of those years. In this year's NYC marathon I felt some pretty uncomfortable pain in my right hip. I ran through it but stopped at the medical tent after the finish(something I never do). I figured it was my IT band since that's a common running injury but the on-staff attendant correctly diagnosed it as my TFL. She gave me some exercises to do but they weren't helping much in the week following the race. I visited Rich and he so articulately explained what was happening to me,...read more
I originally sought treatment from Rich for chronic diarrhea that had been going on steadily for close to 3 years. All the food I ate passed instantly through me without absorbing any nutrients or being digested at all. I’d been to see every form of doctor, from my Primary care physician to GI doctors and chiropractors. I’d had dozens of tests looking for parasites, blood born causes, even wound up with a colonoscopy, all of which yielded no results. Rich started on a path of Traditional Chinese Medicine working to strengthen, support and tonify the various internal systems that support digestion. ...read more
I have been a patient of Rich Hazel a bit less than a year. I was recommended to him by another patient who spoke very highly of him. I went to Rich because I could barely stand up straight and walk from severe cramping that would take my breath away in my legs. I also lost the movement and mobility to lift my legs to put on my shoes. I had my right hip replaced 6 years ago and I was getting arthritis in both hips.. The pain behind my right knee was incredibly painful and keeping my leg from bending. Rich attacked my problems full on and I started seeing him regularly....read more
My name is Jill. I am 42 years old. I have been a personal trainer and NPC national level bodybuilder/physique competitor for 15 years. I was referred to Rich by my fight coach Tom. Tom spoke very highly of him. Being a competitive bodybuilder means lots of wear and tear on the body. I’ve gone to deep tissue massage and acupuncture before but no one is like Rich. The best thing about Rich is he’s very knowledgeable about an athlete’s needs. He not only treated my elbow but the surrounding muscles where my pain was originating from....read more
train with a personal trainer several times a week and work with a Squash Pro as well. I was having pain in my right arm that had lasted for six plus months and also knee pain that would not go away. The treatments were very professional – great comfortable space and Rich explained everything he was doing and constantly verified I was OK. The results were amazing. After the first treatment the pain in my arm was gone and my knee pain was much improved. After two additional treatments the knee pain was completely gone. I have gone back for tune-ups when I have problems and the issues are quickly resolved. ...read more
I was having excruciating and radiating pain in my neck, shoulder and arm. Upon consulting Richard he immediately provided with a sense of hope that I didn’t need to be in the type of pain I was dealing with. From the very beginning Richard provided me with the reassurance and emotional support that allowed me to let go of the pain while under his accommodative and attentive care. Richard’s overall understanding of the human anatomy and the human organism is unprecedented. Just talking to him alone is therapeutic. His treatments of a combination of cupping, motor needling and traditional Chinese medicinal acupuncture allowed me to return to work and to return to being myself again. ...read more