Supporting Endometriosis the Natural Way

Endometriosis affects 10% of American women of childbearing age and up to 90% of women with infertility. It is one of the main causes of infertility. Learn from Dr. Micah Allen about the natural approach to Endometriosis. Endometriosis occurs when endometrial cells, the cells that make up the lining of the uterus, travel outside the uterus to other parts of the…

Top 4 Herbs For Allergy Relief

At Richmond Natural Medicine, we use holistic therapies, keeping in the mind that sometimes allergies affect people differently. If you’re one of the millions of people who suffer from seasonal allergies, then you already know that allergy season is upon. If you’re lucky enough to live here in Richmond, VA, then you also know that Richmond ranks #1 as the…

Tap Into the Power of the Spring Season

We are now officially in Spring! This is the time of year where growth and transformation really takes place. It’s also a great time to take stock of our lives and see where we can improve, grow and blossom. What can we focus on that helps us feel alive and vibrant? This is a great time to check-in with yourself…

Reconnecting to Mother Nature by Getting Grounded

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better” – Albert Einstein What on earth is Earthing? Earthing (aka grounding) is the timeless and simple practice of having direct contact with the Earth's surface by walking barefoot, sitting, or lying on the ground outside. Note: You must have direct skin contact with the earth. Our ancestors throughout human history…

Naturopathic Approach to Candida

Candida is one of the more common health afflictions seen throughout the US, with an estimated 40,000 cases reported each year. Candida, also known as Candidiasis, is a fungal infection caused by yeast overgrowth that usually reside in the intestines and can also spread to the skin, mouth and throat. The overgrowth of this yeast can lead to an array…

Tips for Finding Credible Health Information on the Internet

One thing this world doesn’t have a shortage of is information to be found. But, many people can be overwhelmed, confused, conflicted and/or scared due to “research” they find online.  Is the source offering credible health information?  Can I trust what I am reading? As a supporter of people educating themselves and taking control of their health, I find myself…

Redefining your Health Narrative: Being an Active & Positive Participant in Your Health

It is not unusual for people to come and see a practitioner at Richmond Natural Medicine as their last resort. We welcome those individuals, and understand that when they walk in the door they often have a lengthy health story filled with confusion, unanswered questions, resentment, and understandably a sense of helplessness regarding their health and a feeling of disconnect…

When Eating Out: Healthiest Options To Look For

Going out for a delicious meal is such a privilege (especially here in Richmond where the food scene is unbelievably good). With incredible culinary variety, recipes, flavor and urges to try something new, it can sometimes be a challenge to stick with your dietary restrictions or stay “on the wagon” when you eat a meal out. It is important to…

Acupuncture For Chronic Pain

Pain is a huge motivating factor in seeking out health care.  In fact it’s the number one reason people do. The American Academy of Pain Medicine estimates 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. That is an astounding number. According to the National Institute of Health Statistics survey, low back pain was the most common (27%) and the leading cause…

Acupuncture For Back Pain

New guidelines published by the American College of Physicians are shedding light on alternative and natural therapies for treating non-radicular low back pain including movement therapy, yoga, massage, applied heat, spinal manipulation and the time honored approach of acupuncture before jumping to prescribe potentially addictive prescriptions such as opioids, NSAIDS or muscle relaxants. In some cases, prescription drugs (including opioids)…