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…

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

One of the things we always stress to every person is their innate ability to take control of their own health story and make a positive change through their own positive mindset and activities. 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…

When Eating Out: Healthiest Options To Look For

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 keep in mind that no matter how strict (or relaxed) your diet may be, there will always be times when the…

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)…

Qigong Self-Care for Spring-Like Days in Winter

The unusually warm Virginia weather in late February has confused some of the trees and flowers into blooming several weeks early. Nature follows various cues like changes in temperature and sunlight to shift into the next phase of development. The trees and plants think it is spring already!​ When spring-like weather arrives, they will have spent their blooming energy.​ Your…

How Vitamin D Affects Immune Health

Recent research suggests there’s even more to say about the role Vitamin D plays in our immune health. An analysis published in early February 2017 suggests that Vitamin D supplementation plays a moderate role in the prevention of colds and flu, and helps to reduce the risk of respiratory infection among populations that do not get adequate sun exposure (and…

Five Ways Seeing a Naturopathic Doctor Can Help With Fertility

Looking to improve your fertility in order to bring a new life to your family? Here are five ways seeing a Naturopathic Doctor can help with fertility. Conception can wind up being more complicated than people initially realize. Some of the obstacles to conception may include retention of toxins, hormonal imbalances, increased stress, and more. Thankfully, many have seen success…

Getting Help with Naturopathic Fertility Support

Naturopathic Fertility Support and Naturopathic Medicine Offers a Natural Approach and Support For Anyone Dealing With Fertility Issues The potential of a new human life brings great joy to so many. Soon-to-be parents consider how to prepare their home for the new family member. They discuss which school to send the child to. They calculate how much baby food and…

The Key to Vibrant Health: The Adrenal Glands

What are the adrenal glands and why are they so important? The adrenal glands are two small, pyramid-shaped glands that sit on top of the kidneys.  Conventional medicine rarely addresses these glands unless there is a frank disease state such as Cushing Syndrome (hyper-functioning adrenal glands usually caused by a pituitary tumor) or Addison Disease (hypo-functioning adrenal glands usually resulting…