How To Prioritize Healing-By Joy Black

It was January 2006 and I was experiencing my first cranio-sacral therapy session. I was working toward certification in Healing Touch.  My natural healing studies were a respite from my high-stress corporate job. They brought a degree of balance to life but I didn’t realize my job was slowly killing me. I knew I was exhausted, wasn’t sleeping well, had…

Tips to stay healthy through the cold and flu season

The winter season is upon us, bringing cooler temperatures as well as an increase in cold and flu viruses.  Colds and flu often present with quick onset symptoms including fever, chills, muscle aches, fatigue, runny nose, and cough.  Below are a few tips to prevent as well as decrease severity and duration of the cold and flu this year! Lifestyle…

Functional Medicine and Naturopathic Medicine: What’s the difference?

What’s all the hype about functional medicine? What is it exactly? And how does it differ from Naturopathic medicine? Below is a review of the similarities and differences between Functional Medicine and Naturopathic Medicine from Richmond Natural Medicine. What is Functional Medicine? Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner…

Mind-Body Stress Relief: Be Aware, Pause, Breathe

When stress or emotions overwhelm us, we tend to cycle anxious thoughts in our minds. As stress moves into our bodies we may feel exhausted, or we may feel a super charge of adrenaline in our muscles, or a faster pulsing of our hearts. Our lungs and heart may feel raw. We find ourselves fully engulfed in our thoughts and…

Letting go of the things that no longer serve you…

Fall is a season of change.  Colorful leaves emerge and then make their way back to earth.  It reminds us that every now and then, we need to take stock and work on letting go of the things that no longer serve you. This sounds easy enough but can actually be quite challenging to execute. Why is that? It’s normal…

7 Simple Supplement-Buying Steps

The supplement industry in the United States is one of the fastest growing in the world. This can make buying supplements more complicated than we would like. Finding the right supplement involves determining the quality of the product, which may or may not be reflected in the price. Buying an ineffective supplement can be easily avoided: when it comes to…

Top Ten Tips for Buying High Quality Supplement

The supplement industry in the United States is one of the fastest growing in the world. This can make buying supplements more complicated than we would like. Here are the top ten tips to for buying high quality supplements that help you out: Make sure the front and back labels match. Seems incredibly simple, and yet can be easily overlooked.…

Allergy Relief Tips

Dr. Bridget Casey, ND shares her tips for allergy relief this Fall Sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, nasal congestion and sore throat – all signs and symptoms of having allergies – can make it difficult to enjoy the lovely Fall season. For those of you suffering with seasonal allergies, here are some tips you can incorporate into your routine to help…

Homeopathy Is Investigative Work

Like a detective uncovering the many elements of a case in order to recreate the story behind a problem, naturopathic doctors such as Richmond Natural Medicine's own Tiffany Bloomingdale work to unveil the story behind an ailment.  Naturopathic doctors take the time to address all concerns and learn about a person's history in order to understand their predisposition. Only then…

Correcting Imbalance Through Medical Qigong

Learn More About the Benefits of RNM's Newest Service, Medical Qigong For the past 5,000 years, the Chinese healthcare system has practiced Qigong, or the “skill or practice of working with life-force energy.” The practice of Qigong incorporates self-care and health maintenance, allowing us to shift and extract negative energy from our bodies in order to manifest positive energy flow…