Tired of Living With Your Fibromyalgia Pain? Ever Tried Acupuncture?

Try Fibromyalgia Specific Acupuncture at Centered: Richmond.

You Must Be Tired of Living With The Uncomfortable Symptoms of Fibromyalgia.

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If you’re suffering from Fibromyalgia you understand this sentiment all too well. A local resident found herself at a turning point when she noticed her diagnosis had started to take a toll on her daily activities.

“I have had fibromyalgia since 2015. I started going to Maegan N. Hodge, L.Ac. to help manage my condition since it was debilitating. I rarely wanted to leave my bed.”

Fibromyalgia affects the entire body, but it affects everyone’s body a little differently. To make things even more complicated, those effects can change on a daily basis.

Sometimes you’re plagued with wide-spread muscle pain and fatigue, and other days it’s a headache and heightened sensitivity to touch. Some nights you simply CANNOT sleep. 

“Most of the time I could barely stand to be touched, and it felt like my legs were on fire all the time.”

This is what it’s like to suffer from Fibromyalgia. Symptoms make your everyday life incredibly difficult. Mundane, daily tasks sometimes become nearly impossible.

And too often, these symptoms are only made worse because health care providers find it difficult to understand and even more troublesome to treat.

It’s characterized by widespread, often mysterious, pain in muscles, joints, and tissues.

Doctors usually suggest dietary changes, pain liniments, and prescription medications that can feel time-consuming and hard to keep up with.

Not to mention that for some, these medications have uncomfortable and sometimes severe side effects.

Eventually, this patient did her own research and discovered that acupuncture can improve the quality of life in Fibromyalgia patients without the extreme side effects.

“My life was no longer my own.”

Determined to find a clinic with an excellent reputation, she discovered Centered: Richmond and Maegan Hodge.

Maegan has been successfully treating difficult to manage, chronic pain cases for over a decade.

She uses the time-tested science of acupuncture and integrates it with modern medical advancements that encourage healing and recovery from chronic pain.

What is Acupuncture? Can it Work for Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia Specific Acupuncture (FSA) works in part by stimulating the nerves and the muscles. It can reduce pain, stimulate the release of endorphins, and help manage inflammation. These benefits can offer much-needed, effective symptom relief for Fibromyalgia.

Research also shows that the effects of acupuncture tend to be LONG LASTING. One large study (a meta-analysis in The Journal of Pain from December 2017) found “clear evidence that the effects of acupuncture persist over time with only a small decrease, approximately 15%, in treatment effect at one year.”

Did you catch that? Acupuncture patients with chronic pain tend to keep 85% of their relief one year later.

Maegan also skillfully layers in other non-invasive therapies like sub-sensory microcurrent, to help amplify results.

This patient transformed before our very eyes! She went from mostly being in her bed to being active and engaged with her life.

“It was very relieving to see weekly progress between the sessions. It’s truly a testament to Maegan’s expertise when my husband can visibly see the improvements!”

If you’re looking for a health care provider and a practice that not only understands your diagnosis but also has a proven solution for chronic pain, look no further than Centered: Richmond.

Our patients describe our clinic almost as enthusiastically as they do their treatments.

“I will say that my experience here was absolutely life-changing!”

Centered: Richmond is now accepting new patients but only for a limited time. Only 10 new fibromyalgia patients will be accepted per month so call (804) 234-3843 now to schedule a consultation.

Results, of course, are not guaranteed, but we do track your progress closely. The quotes above have been taken from our patients or their reviews.

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Failing to take action on your health problems can have unexpected costs

You might feel like you are dealing with your health problems A-OK, but have you stopped to think about how they are impacting your life?

  • Maybe those doctors and pharmaceutical bills are taking a permanent chunk out of your budget
  • Perhaps you stand or walk less or are less active because you are in pain all the time, or you are depressed.
  • It could be that you travel less than you used to manage, but you *loved* traveling!
  • It’s possible you interact with coworkers and loved ones less because you don’t have as much energy as you used to.
  • Conceivably, you eat out more because preparing food is too much of a burden given your situation.
  • Whatever the impact is, these effects ADD UP.

If this is ringing some bells for you, book your free acupuncture consultation at our Richmond, VA clinic.

Are you a candidate for acupuncture?

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Step 1

We have an in-office acupuncture consultation. We analyze your goals, and determine if you are a candidate for care at no risk to you.

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Step 2

We give you a customized strategy, which lays out the path to success. Then, you start acupuncture!

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Step 3

We track closely what happens between visits, so that we are sure you are getting results.

Worst case scenario, you meet some nice people and an acupuncturist who cares about you.

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Being sick or in pain can really zap your quality of life. We understand because we’ve been there ourselves, and we know from personal experience that acupuncture can save the day for many patients struggling with many types of conditions. This gives us our edge.

Our Virginia Board of Medicine certified acupuncturist has helped thousands of patients with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, fertility and more using acupuncture in Richmond, VA.

If you’d like to learn more about Maegan Hodge, Licensed Acupuncturist, you can click here.

We Have The Best Local Reviews for Acupuncture in Richmond, Va

Our patients are the lifeblood of our clinic, and the reason we are happy to show up to work every day. Namely, we take utter joy in watching their process. A patient will often undergo a complete transformation during their time with us. Someone can go from being miserable, unhappy, sometimes even crying during their consultation to brighter and happier and smiling and laughing over a matter of weeks or months.

Of course, not everyone gets those kinds of results, but we do everything we can to make sure that you do. Primarily, we also monitor you closely to make sure that if you are coming for the duration of your program that you are getting results. We accomplish this by having you fill out weekly progress charts and periodic outcome assessments to check progress. If a patient is not responding to care, we are always happy to get you a good referral.

In summary, if acupuncture is something that you have been considering, we hope that you will give it a chance. It can be a big leap of faith for many people who have not experienced it yet, but these are our favorite kinds of patients. We take pride in helping you feel comfortable with the process!

Audrey M.
Audrey M.
15:54 06 Jan 23
What a lovely place. It’s truly a sanctuary in the city! The whole staff is kind and attentive, and the space is clean and peaceful. I highly recommend Maegan and the whole centered staff.
Paul D.
Paul D.
13:06 05 Jan 23
I would recommend Maegan to everyone in need of acupuncture or who is thinking about going through an acupuncture treatment. Everyone involved is friendly, caring, and accommodating. As a bonus, I feel tremendous compared to prior to treatment
Jackie W.
Jackie W.
23:58 15 Oct 22
If you are having symptoms of sciatica, SI joint pain, excruciating pain from your low back that radiates down your legs, give Acupuncture a try.I was unable to sit for five months. After three hospitalizations, two epidural steroid injections, X-rays, MRI, CT’s, and fifteen pain medications, steroids, anti-inflammatory medications, neurosurgery and orthopedic surgeons, nothing worked. My friend told me to try acupuncture.I found Maegan and after three visits, I was able to sit, drive my car and finally get back on track to a normal life. Everyone was amazed that the only thing that worked for me was acupuncture. When traditional medicine does not work – give alternative medicine a try. It truly works.
Stephanie B.
Stephanie B.
00:24 16 Aug 22
I’m a little late on reviewing this amazing place but in reflection on my journey trying to figure out my chronic illness, I realized how much of an impact this center had on me! Maegan is top notch, she was so patient and thorough. She really worked so hard to figure out everything that could be wrong with me. This place of wellness is so clean, professional, and all the staff was so kind and welcoming. Highly recommend if you just need a boost of wellness or you are having a health concern and need it figured out! Although I am a nurse, I still wholeheartedly believe in holistic medicine for a lot of things. I still struggle with my illness as I am still working towards my complicated situation but I am looking forward to the day I am able to come back in to her for a tune up!
Stephanie R.
Stephanie R.
13:29 29 Jun 22
I worked with Maegan towards the end of 2020 when my health issues were making me lose my sense of self. Maegan’s support, understanding, and encouragement immediately made her stand out, but it was also how she taught me to respect and listen to my body that has stuck with me almost 2 years later. I often reflect back on my treatment plan and how I felt when I was seeing Maegan regularly - it was the best I’d ever felt in my life. I hope to make my way back to Maegan soon!
Laura W.
Laura W.
19:46 27 Jun 22
I was heard and cared for at a time I needed it most. After 12 sessions, I feel like myself again. I will be forever grateful! Thank you!
Deborah B.
Deborah B.
21:20 25 May 22
Exceptional customer services and individualized care. I always feel at ease and secure during each visit. I started visits with extreme discomfort in my back, arms and shoulders. Treatment plan has been very successful. I rarely experience discomfort in these areas. I have been an informed and active participant in the plan of care. I highly recommend Megan and her team without any reservations.
Libby C.
Libby C.
15:55 09 Apr 22
the best!!
William S.
William S.
17:58 05 Apr 22
Maegan is a BEAST in her trade. She literally has surgical precision with not only her hands, but her approach to each individuals needs regarding treatment. I also have to give a shout out to Miriam and Carol for always being so accommodating!After spending over 13 years in a high stress job where I was constantly hunched over, my muscles had literally forgotten how to relax to a normal state. All the way around my shoulders, lower back, glutes, and hamstrings felt constantly in tension every moment of every day. Similar to permantly stretched rubber bands, no amount of yoga, or professional massages matched the release of those bands after my first, light treatment with Maegan.What most people probably want to know about: the pain. I have no tattoos and I cringe at needles. 95% if the time there is absolutely no pain, and the other 5% is never more than anything I'd experienced during a standard physical exam at any physician's office. Every massage I've had has hurt worse than any session with Maegan.Honestly, I was a soft sell when I walked into the clinic. I already researched Maegan and effectively made my decision before I walked in, BUT with that said: I was truly amazed at how effective 20-30 min under the needle was in my musculoskeletal relief. Concomitant to the process, I can tell through our many discussions that Maegan has a more balanced understanding of how the human body and mind work compared to the average Western taught Healthcare industry worker. Simply put, she's as sharp and versatile as her tools and I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience!Thank you again everyone at Centered: Richmond Acupuncture!
Elizabeth J.
Elizabeth J.
22:42 24 Feb 22
I cannot recommend Maegan and her practice highly enough! I came to her hoping to address a specific concern, and I've watched as the effects of her treatment have rippled into every aspect of my wellbeing. I'm working hard to get all of my family members through her doors--she and her colleagues are that wonderful.
Nick S
Nick S
00:22 23 Feb 22
Shana B.
Shana B.
17:23 21 Feb 22
I visited Maegan and the great folks at Centered for acupuncture and Chinese medicine for several chronic issues. I am happy to report I am feeling much better. I am so thankful for all of their help!
Erin L.
Erin L.
16:13 23 Aug 21
If I could give more stars I would. Meagan and her staff at Centered Acupuncture and Wellness have made a huge difference in my life in just a month. I've been fighting and advocating for myself for the last two years trying to get help for my chronic pain and other issues. Not only do I see my pain becoming more manageable each week, I've also never slept better, and my anxiety has never been so low. Meagan makes you feel heard as a patient and never dismissed, which in today's Healthcare is hard to find. I am now a firm believer in the benefits of Acupuncture and herbal medicines, and I plan on being a patient for as long as Meagan practices!
anisa G.
anisa G.
19:33 06 Aug 21
Melissa R.
Melissa R.
22:24 02 Aug 21
After suffering from IBS for almost 20 years of my life I decided enough was enough and tried acupuncture. After three weeks with Maegan my stomach has already drastically changed for the better. I could not be happier with the results so far! If you are thinking of trying it, DO IT!