Richard Hazel


After my own experience of chronic pain and going to different doctors expecting a different result, I took someone’s suggestion and sought out an acupuncturist. I got the pain relief I was seeking and so many other health benefits. I knew I needed to learn more.

I enrolled at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine’s Orthopedic & Sports Medicine program where I learned about motor points and trigger points and how they can be used to quickly release tight muscles. I learned how to assess muscle imbalances and treat them with acupuncture. After seeing instant results from motor point acupuncture, there was no turning back for me. I became very passionate about using this technique to help as many people as I can and getting the word out that motor point acupuncture is a powerful tool when combined with traditional Chinese acupuncture.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I've been writing since I was a teenager. I used to journal on a daily basis all through my junior high and high school years and I've always enjoyed writing.
What made you decide to write an ebook?
As an acupuncturist I need to be in the room with my patient in order to treat them. There are currently so many people who need help with pain and I thought a book on self-treating back pain and sciatica might help more people than I can treat in my clinic. There are often times when I'm speaking with a friend or family member and I'm repeating myself about how to self-treat these issues on a regular basis. So I thought if I wrote it all down and put images in it might be better than what I can explain over the phone.
I also have been heartbroken by too many stories of young people dying of heroin overdoses that would never have happened if they hadn't first been on prescription painkillers.
I'm hoping I can help someone out there that I might never see in my New York City clinic.
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Where to find Richard Hazel online


Self-Treating Low Back Pain and Sciatica - A referred pain approach to understanding what is causing your back pain and what you can do to self-treat.
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Pain management, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Alternative therapies
A Sports Medicine Acupuncturist's approach to self-treating low back pain and sciatica based on the referred pain patterns from myofascial trigger points. Find the pain radiation pattern that matches yours, read the chapter and follow the simple instructions to release trigger points and get relief.

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