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Natural Healing in a Compassionate and Supportive EnvironmentRichmond Natural Medicine is an alternative and integrated clinic that provides holistic care from a variety of practitioners. We offer naturopathic medicine, herbal medicine, acupuncture, nutrition and homeopathy as well as yoga, medical qigong, and healing touch in a compassionate and supportive environment.
Our mission is to improve lives within the Richmond community using a holistic model that provides compassionate, individualized medicine through education, collaboration, transparency, integrity, and prevention.
WHAT WE DOWe treat people, not diseases. We offer support for a variety of health concerns, from chronic pain to gastrointestinal illness, high blood pressure to diabetes, autoimmune conditions to women’s health concerns, and even Lyme disease and cancer. With a focus on treating the whole body instead of an isolated symptom, we are able to optimize general wellness in each individual. We examine all aspects of your health, including physical ailments, stress, nutrition, sleep and even your community of support. Understanding all these aspects that make one person unique from the next is the best way to craft a specific and individualized plan for each person.
The practice of naturopathic medicine is based on the understanding of the body’s ability to heal itself. When people experience signs and symptoms of illness, these symptoms serve as an indicator that there is an imbalance or a problem.
Sometimes, the most basic human needs are the most simple, and the most preventative and whole body health ritual that we can practice is eating pure, whole foods. It is an undeniable fact that good nutrition is an absolute necessity to a healthy body, mind and spirit, as well as providing priceless preventative measures for chronic disease. From a holistic nutrition perspective, there is no one “right” diet for everyone to follow, and no single food philosophy to follow either.
China is one of the first countries to have a recorded medical history that reaches back 5,000 years. Entrenched in this history are theories, diagnosis methods, and treatments based in science, in nature and in a keen understanding of the body and its natural functions…
Medical Qigong is an energetic healthcare protocol for releasing stress and emotional buildup, restoring energy flow, establishing mind-body connections, and rebuilding organ strength. It works with the body’s internal energy centers and pathways and with the surrounding bio-field. It assists the body with its own self-healing capability by correcting the internal imbalance of Yin and Yang (the root cause of illness)
We are fortunate today to have access to countless arenas of research and medical breakthroughs. Through clinical trials and advanced research, we can learn more about the botanical medicines our ancestors used in a very scientific and clinical way…
Yoga is an art and science created to unify the body, mind and spirit. This ancient 5,000 year old practice from India has gained much popularity with Westerners over the last few decades due to it’s healing properties. It encourages one to find peace through present moment awareness, self-acceptance, and a deeper understanding of the laws of the universe.
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How We Can HelpAt Richmond Natural Medicine we offer a variety of comprehensive holistic health care solutions for individuals at every stage of life. Each of our practitioners is extensively trained and fully accredited within their field, held to the highest levels of professional accountability. Some of our professionals have also completed residency training. Our training and clinical experience allows us a unique perspective on health and wellness. We often collaborate with the practitioners within our office, as well as other medical professionals (including primary care physicians and specialists) to ensure the very best care for each person who walks in the door.
One of our passions is to help you live an even healthier life. General wellness is all encompassing where we look at everything that makes you special and also pave the way to provide additional vitality and prevention. Some individuals don’t have a specific concerns but their goal is to maximize their current health. This is exactly what makes natural medicine different- we assess potential future vulnerabilities and also identify your strengths.
Naturopathic Cancer Support
Naturopathic medicine serves as an effective adjunctive medical support when undergoing conventional cancer treatments, such as medication, chemotherapy, surgery and radiation. Our goal is to work collaboratively with your entire oncology team to decrease the stress that can occur to the immune, cardiovascular system and the entire body during cancer. We work closely with many oncologists in our area to provide a team approach at the time of your diagnosis, during treatment and providing ongoing aftercare.
The process of expanding your family can be a joyous yet stressful time. Here at RNM, we understand that some families experience difficulties that prolong conception. Naturopathic medicine can serve as an effective approach for patients who have experienced unexplained infertility, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), have a history of multiple miscarriages and endometriosis. We also help support patients who are considering artificial reproductive therapy (ART) by ensuring that patients are able to attain a healthy weight prior to ART, minimize ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) and maintain a healthy endometrial lining amongst other benefits. Both natural and medicated intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in-vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle participants are welcomed. By working closely with your reproductive endocrinologist, gynecologist, primary care physician and/or midwife, we are confident in our ability to provide support to you during each phase of your fertility journey. By using clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, nutritional supplements, acupuncture and chinese herbal medicine, we are able to provide you with a comprehensive care plan that can be personalized for you and your family from preconception to birth.
MTHFR Gene Mutation
What if something about your genes is making you sick, making you react differently to foods or to medicines? What if you have become used to and accept feeling poorly because you know it is just how you’ve always felt, but you also know it isn’t the way others feel? What if you’ve been prescribed medicines over and over again and you never respond quite the way the doctor has anticipated or the medicine doesn’t quite achieve the goal that was intended? If any of these sound familiar, you may be experiencing the symptoms of improper methylation, or more specifically, a problem with your MTHFR gene.
Many people are struggling with various neurological concerns. These issues can include essential tremors, Parkinson’s, ALS, MG, stroke, or other movement disorders. Others may be suffering from neuropathy, Bell’s Palsy, cognitive changes or even post-herpetic neuralgia. Regardless of the diagnosis, we work to assess the root cause and work in collaboration with your current physicians. We often further assess family history, epigenetics, viruses, injury, nutrition/diet, exposures, and stress. There are many factors that together impact your current health. Each are important and are vital to investigate; this provides the best outcome and quality of life for those struggling with neurological disease.
At Richmond Natural Medicine, we enjoy working with children of all ages. We use nutrition, herbal medicine formulas, classical homeopathy, hydrotherapy and lifestyle counseling to safely and effectively address a wide range of acute and chronic concerns in our pediatric population.
An often overlooked aspect to a person’s overall health are underlying food intolerances. Unlike food allergies (which are often more acutely presenting symptoms), food intolerances are much more low lying and foundational, affecting the gastrointestinal tract, gut permeability and leading to an array of secondary symptoms which present differently from person to person. These are not “bad” foods, but rather foods that the individual is not enzymatically breaking down appropriately leading to weakened intestinal integrity.
Gender and aged based health issues must be understood and properly identified to be treated effectively. Just as childhood health issues are very different than adult health issues, so too are women’s issues distinct from those of men. There are many issues complicating women’s health issues, some of which are based in stereotypes and some of which are based in traditional roles and perception. Naturopathic medicine breaks down the stereotypes to get to the root of women’s health issues.
Insomnia and Sleep Physiology
Many people may think that sleep (or lack of sleep) is a stand alone issue, and other factors like lifestyle or dietary inputs do not play a role. Quite often, when someone is diagnosed with insomnia or other circadian rhythm imbalance, they are sent home with a prescription for a medication to help them sleep which may, or may not, solve the problem. Looking at the many factors that can impact sleep and sleep disturbances is essential. Hormones, stress, food, emotions, trauma, and even chronic diseases can impact the quantity and quality of sleep.
Gastrointestinal Disorder, GERD and IBS
We see people with ulcers, gastritis, gall stones, GERD, chronic pancreatitis, liver disease, IBS, IBD as well as for GI concerns that have led to no diagnosis. Often times these GI concerns lead to pain, loss of appetite, impact your mood and well-being. Part of our approach is to look at your diet, water intake, exposures, gut health and also assess the role of stress and current relationships that may be impacting your ability to heal. It is important to remember that the GI system is a vital organ that is part of our immune system and regulated by the nervous system. We look at the complexity of your current concern as well as the interconnectedness of the GI system to your internal and external environment.
Dermatology and Skin Conditions
The skin is the largest organ in our body, and is one of the most common areas where people can use support. Dermatology issues can be very complicated, and very rarely are they ever just “skin deep”. Our practitioners take a close look at the cause of skin conditions rather than just offering temporary topical treatments, and always look at the contributing factors that can lead to skin problems to come up with a solution that works from the inside out.
MEET OUR TEAMWe are a dynamic group of individuals that has found one another due to common values, goals and lifestyle. We believe in empowering those around us to live vital lives and feel fortunate to be working with one another at RNM. Our collaborative work with one another and those within our community provide us with a wealth of knowledge and insight to assist various individuals regardless of gender, age, race or creed. We value our other colleagues within the natural medicine arena as well as our colleagues within the modern medicine field and believe that together we best serve the needs of Central Virginia and our direct community within Richmond.
Dr. Micah Allen ND, L.Ac, FABORM
Naturopathic Doctor and Licensed Acupuncturist
Areas of concentration: Fertility Support, Endocrine Support, Pain Management, Women’s Health, Children's Health
Dr. Tiffany Bloomingdale ND
Areas of concentration: Classical Homeopathy, Women's Health, Children's Health, Digestive Health, & Naturopathic Cancer Support
Dr. Bridget Casey, ND
Areas of concentration: Digestive Health, Women’s Health, Men's Health, Children's Health, Autoimmune Support, and General Wellness
Dr. Katie Lundberg ND, L.Ac
Naturopathic Doctor and Licensed Acupuncturist
Areas of concentration: Areas of concentration: Pain Management, Women’s Health, and Naturopathic Cancer Support
Dr. Taylor Pagano, ND
Naturopathic Resident Doctor
Areas of concentration: General Wellness, Gastrointestinal concerns, and Women’s Health
Dr. Mandy Reckers ND
Areas of concentration: Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Autoimmune, & Women’s Health
Medical Qigong and Energy Work Practitioner / Healing Tao Qigong Instructor / Creative Artist
Frequently Asked Questions
Do We Accept Inurance?
Unfortunately, we do not accept insurance for payment of our services. naturopathic medicine is not covered by health insurance in Virginia at this time. The current medical model does not fully recognize the strengths of preventative holistic medicine. Steps are currently being taken here in Virginia and across the country to give more recognition to naturopathic medicine. You may check with your insurance company to see if they offer out-of-network coverage for alternative or complementary care.
Fortunately, those individuals with a HSA (health savings account) or FSA (flexible spending accounts) are often able to use these plans toward naturopathic care. In these cases, we can provide you with necessary paperwork and itemized receipts. You should check with your HSA or FSA Provider for more information and specific rules.Some insurers in Virginia will cover acupuncture, and in these cases will will again provide necessary paperwork for reimbursement. Contact your provider for more information.
What Are Our Success Rates?
It depends on each client and their specific condition. We cannot offer specific numbers due to the fact that each individual responds differently to treatment. We have seen varying results based on how closely patients follow the care plan set up for them by their practitioner. Each patient will see varying degrees of results based on their individual needs and commitment to achieving good health.
What is your cancellation policy?
We have a 24 hour cancellation policy which means you must give notice 24 hour prior to your appointment that you will not be attending via voicemail, email, or speaking to a representative at the clinic.
In the event that 24 hours notice is not given to cancel or reschedule a follow up visit, we charge a $75 insufficient notice fee. Should you need to reschedule your initial appointment and you aren’t able to provide a 24 hour notice then you will forfeit your $100 deposit and will need to make a new deposit if you would like to book again in the future.
Why are initial appointments so long?
Your initial appointment will be an in-depth review of your past and present medical history. Your practitioner will aim to obtain a full overview of who you are and what your needs are during this time. You can expect a discussion that looks beyond your presenting symptoms to the overall picture of your health, in order to best determine the best possible treatment for you. Your practitioner will inquire about your long-term expectations while working with our clinic, as well as considering your current lifestyle choices and habits. The lengthy appointments are just the nature of more comprehensive holistic medicine.
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At Richmond Natural Medicine, we take pride in providing the best possible patient experience. We understand that part of making your decision about whether we are a good fit for providing care for you and your family depends on the experience of others. We are always seeking feedback from our patients about their experience as we strive to improve our service every day. Read below some highlights from our reviews and continue to our collection of online reviews.
Yesterday I just had another supportive and helpful visit with Dr. Hollon. I continued to be amazed by the time and care I received at every appointment. We are truly fortunate to have this high level of natural medicine care in Richmond.
It is worth every minute and penny to go to Richmond Natural Medicine, they give you the resources and education to heal your body. And they work with traditional medicine with supporting it with eastern and natural medical knowledge.
Lindsay Kluge was wonderful to work with. She listened to everything I had to stay and I didn't feel rushed like a ``typical`` doctor visit. Lindsay took the time to explain in detail how my body could be reacting to intolerances and I learned things I never knew. I also really liked how alternative food options were provided (and websites). I would definitely recommend Richmond Natural Medicine to others!
The office is very relaxed and calming. I learned quite a bit about things I can do to make healthy choices. Dr. Lundberg was very informative. I really like that the appointment was not rushed and she answered all of my questions.
I had the best doctor appointment I have ever had! I walked in thinking I was crazy and that all my physical problems were in my head! For years, doctors have put me on medication after medication without ever taking the time to figure out what the problem is! Dr. Reckers spent time with me and truly cared about me and my situation! In my first appointment we have two tests underway! In just five weeks, we have at least an idea of where to start treatment! Walking out of my appointment, I had a smile on my face and felt the world had been taken off my shoulders! I highly recommend RNM, to everyone!
My appointment with Dr Leah was very thorough and educational. I felt encouraged and supported in my current health as well as inspired about my future health goals. Left feeling overwhelmed with exciting new knowledge and excited and looking forward to an ongoing journey with a holistic approach to my well-being!
My experience with Dr. Casey as a new patient was incredible! She took her time going through my health history, asked the right questions, and explained body systems and treatment plan in a way that left me feeling confident with the choice to put my care in the hands of Richmond Natural Medicine. Not once did I feel rushed or unheard during our appointment....So joyful to have found RNM!