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

Know that you are the biggest influencer and facilitator of your own health and healing. 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,…

Introducing Dr. Chrissy Davis-Allen ND

Richmond Natural Medicine is excited to announce the arrival of Dr. Chrissy Davis-Allen, ND, who is joining our team of practitioners as a uniquely skilled and dedicated Naturopathic Doctor. Dr. Davis-Allen is a graduate of Bastyr University and brings her passion for individualized healing to our community here in Richmond. She specializes in women’s health, fertility support, allergy support, children’s…

Craniosacral Therapy

By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CranioSacral Therapy is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to support resistance to disease and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction. What is CranioSacral Therapy? CranioSacral Therapy (CST) was developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger, an osteopathic doctor,  following extensive…

Dealing with High Cholesterol using Nutrition & Herbs

Cholesterol production is one of the most basic and essential functions of the body and we all need a good supply of cholesterol to keep us in a healthy balance. Although we may instinctively think all cholesterol is a bad thing, this couldn’t be farther from the truth! We always need to strive for a healthy balance of everything in the…

Support & Self Care Practices for Caretakers

Mothers, fathers, children, siblings, care workers, grandparents, and even friends - so many step up to take on the care of their loved ones, which can be both a loving act and also an extremely depleting and stressful undertaking over the long term. At Richmond Natural Medicine, we see an enormous number of caretakers, each presenting with their own set…

Healing Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Naturally

The naturopathic approach to PCOS is quite different.  We look into your whole health history to find out what may have lead to this imbalance in the first place.  Dr. Taylor Pagano ND explains. What is PCOS? PCOS involves an excess of androgens (what we know as male hormones: testosterone, DHEA), menstrual irregularity, and cystic ovaries. Approximately 5-10% of women ages…

Easy, Portable Herbs for Digestive Support for Work, Travel or at Home

Herbalist Lindsay Kluge shares her favorite herbal remedies to support your digestion this holiday season. The season of travel is in full swing and with travel can come some digestive uncertainty. One of the most common complaints I hear from patients is that when they travel, their digestion can become unpredictable, stagnant, uncomfortable and sluggish. It can take weeks for them…

A Simple Practice To Reduce Stress In Your Life

We can control how we respond to stress, but first we need to notice how we react. As we enter into December, it’s almost palpable how much stress people are carrying around with them. I can sense it in the way folks whizz through the grocery store isles, aggressively vie for parking spots, fidget in the lines of the post…

6 Simple Practices To Cleanse Your Home Of Negative Energy

People and objects emit an frequency that can permeate into other people, objects, and their surroundings.  This can offer either positive or negative effects on one's space and well-being. Have you ever entered a space and felt the energy it held, whether positive or negative?  Or maybe walked up to a friend or co-worker and could FEEL their mood or…

Classical Homeopathy as a Naturopathic Treatment

Dr. Bloomingdale is a graduate of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, and brings her specialized skill set as a practitioner of classical homeopathy to our community here in Richmond. We recently had the opportunity to hear her perspective on homeopathy as a precise and effective tool for holistic medicine at every stage of life. Describe what classical homeopathy is…