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

Try Fibromyalgia Specific Acupuncture at Centered: Richmond.

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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!

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.
Brittany C.
Brittany C.
16:15 24 Feb 22
I have suffered from chronic migraines for many years. Meeting Maegan and her wonderful team has been a true blessing. I have taken medications, done many years of physical therapy, massages, had a tens nerve ablation, you name it. Acupuncture has drastically changed my life for the better. Maegan is extremely professional. Her knowledge shines through and her ability to assess and treat amazes me. Our first meeting I was extremely impressed that she will assess if she believes she can help you or not. She does not want to waste your time. I was very appreciative of that, and knew I was in good hands. If you have ever thought, maybe I should try it- JUST DO IT. And come see Maegan Hodge
Brittany W.
Brittany W.
16:14 24 Feb 22
I have suffered from chronic migraines for many years. Meeting Maegan and her wonderful team has been a true blessing. I have taken medications, done many years of physical therapy, massages, had a tens nerve ablation, you name it. Acupuncture has drastically changed my life for the better. Maegan is extremely professional. Her knowledge shines through and her ability to assess and treat amazes me. Our first meeting I was extremely impressed that she will assess if she believes she can help you or not. She does not want to waste your time. I was very appreciative of that, and knew I was in good hands. If you have ever thought, maybe I should try it- JUST DO IT. And come see Maegan Hodge
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 K.
Erin K.
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!
an g
an 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!
Dana C.
Dana C.
13:04 14 Jun 21
I came to Centered with allergy issues which Maegan diligently addressed. Since treatment started I have had significantly reduced sneezing, and post nasal drip. Sinus headaches are not longer a thing. The second phase of treatment was to help combat my stress. After a few weeks the extreme fatigue that began around 1pm daily lifted and I am sleeping so much better in the evening. I would whole heartedly recommend Maegan to anyone looking for holistic Chinese medicine and acupuncture.
Kim P.
Kim P.
15:07 14 May 21
I love Centered. I couldn't move my neck and had lower back issues. I was referred by a friend and was a little skeptic at first being that I never been to acupuncture before. It really worked wonders for me and especially working with Meagan. She is so awesome and really knows what to do. I highly recommend this place.
Lexi S.
Lexi S.
20:42 10 May 21
Maegan is a very understanding and truly caring woman. She listens, and doesn't waste time during the session. Extremely knowledgeable about Chinese medicine. Acupuncture has completely changed my life!
D B
D B
19:04 10 May 21
Meriel T.
Meriel T.
22:37 18 Jan 21
Amber Y.
Amber Y.
19:49 14 Jan 21
I have had fibromyalgia and digestive issues since 2015. I started going to Centered over the summer to help manage my conditions since they were debilitating. I rarely wanted to leave my bed and my GERD symptoms were hard to manage, even with acid reducers.It was very relieving to see weekly progress between the acupuncture and the herbs. It's truly a testament to Meagan's expertise when my husband can visibly see the improvements! I plan on doing some maintenance as needed in 2021 because Meagan is really supportive and encourages wellness.The Centered team go above and beyond to prioritize sanitation and safety, which is a much needed comfort during the pandemic. I cannot recommend them enough.
Hayden I.
Hayden I.
15:16 14 Jan 21
Starting acupuncture treatment at Centered: Richmond Acupuncture & Wellness is one of the best decisions I have ever made for myself. I was nervous to try acupuncture, but I was so desperate to find relief from my chronic back pain I was willing to try anything - and I’m so very glad I did. When I walked into their location for the first time, I knew instantly that I was in the right place. The entire space is warm, inviting, and incredibly comforting. Maegan is all of these things as well. She listens, empathizes, and truly creates a space where you feel safe and cared for. My acupuncture treatment with Maegan has helped ease my pain so much. My appointments are honestly one of the only times in my life when I am able to fully relax. Thank you, Maegan for all the wonderful things you have done for my life. I am forever grateful. I highly recommend anyone and everyone who is struggling with chronic pain issues to give Centered: Richmond Acupuncture & Wellness a try. It might change your life for the better just like it has changed mine.
Steven R.
Steven R.
23:35 30 Dec 20
Great staff giving wonderful care in a calming, healing environment. Highly recommended if you’re considering acupuncture treatment.
Scott B.
Scott B.
16:11 19 Dec 20
Maegan is great! I had a nagging shoulder injury that bothered me for years. I was looking for alternatives to surgery and prescription medications. I did an 8 week program with Maegan and the pain is gone. Dead serious!Maegan works with you to identify if she can help you on your first visit. She will tell you if she can help you or not. I truly appreciated that as a first time experience with acupuncture. I recommend checking her practice out for yourself to see if it is for you!Thanks, Maegan!
lindsey prather B.
lindsey prather B.
16:05 02 Dec 20
If you’ve never tried acupuncture before like me, do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation. You won’t regret it.I was hopeful, but still a little skeptical going into this whole experience, but Maegan has me feeling 90% better after only 5 treatments! I’ve been suffering through shoulder pain off and on, and a friend suggested trying acupuncture at Centered. It is the best gift I’ve ever given myself. I started my treatment during the pandemic, and I feel safe at every appointment because of the COVID protocols they have in place. The treatment rooms are also super cute and cozy. I wanted to stop suffering, and Maegan has helped with that immensely, but there are other unexpected benefits,too-the time away from my phone every week is amazing, I’m sleeping better, and making better lifestyle choices because I feel so much better.
Jimmie Z.
Jimmie Z.
14:30 02 Dec 20
Fantastic human being and a treatment that works. I was little skeptical at first, but thankfully I gave her a try!
S G
S G
19:32 20 Nov 20
I’d been struggling with TMJ for several years before I decided to give acupuncture a try. Maegan worked with me through our visits to help alleviate my symptoms. I really didn’t have any expectations going in but she truly helped beyond anything I could have hoped for. It’s been over a year since my last appointment and I’m still free from any TMJ symptoms. It’s remarkable. Thank you Maegan!
Corinne G.
Corinne G.
13:55 31 Oct 20
I would recommended anyone and everyone to go see Maegan. She is compassionate, kind, and truly wants to help her patients. After my consult, she came up with a treatment plan that helped me in a very short period of time. Maegan is extremely thorough and is worth all your time and money. She has made a positive impact on my health and I am so thankful!
Tia H.
Tia H.
14:20 16 Sep 20
I was never a fan of Acupuncure before my first experience here. I was truly skeptical after watching the Acupuncture scene in the movie "Final Destination" LOL. The service and atmosphere is ideal for a first timer and the results that I received after only the first two sessions have converted me into a true believer and supporter. The treatment has truly helped with my chronic pain stemming from a car accident and have done more for me than the previous 2 years of massage therapy to alleviate the same symptoms and pain. I highly recommend Maegan and Richmond Acupuncture for your treatment and wellness needs.
Raina B.
Raina B.
17:53 15 Sep 20
Healing is a journey and there are teachers on the way.I saw Maegan earlier this year when I really needed some extra help. My body and mind were telling me that I could no longer depend on only myself to heal. Maegan is knowledgable, experienced, and very empathetic. In her care I felt safe and well rested; and even though weeks have gone by since I finished a course of treatment with her, I am still so thankful. She helped me begin the process of bouncing back and I would be at a much lower place without her.I highly recommended Maegan if you are looking for a practitioner of medicine who believes in food, balance, and the ebbs and flows of being human.
Lasya G.
Lasya G.
21:42 14 Sep 20
Meagan Hodge is such an intuitive, bright, and empathetic healer. She was able to pinpoint my underlying issue in one session (this after years of being shuffled around from practitioner to practitioner) and for the first time in a long time I walked out feeling like myself again. The other reviews are spot-on, she has a gift, and I very much recommend this practice to anyone who’s tired of waiting to get better!
Meghan M.
Meghan M.
14:04 14 Sep 20
After two years of dealing with plantar fasciitis, just 8 treatments with Meagan got me running again! I started getting treatment at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their office is one of the safest places I've gone --- everyone in masks, hand sanitizer everywhere, air purifiers, screening questions, and more. Meagan took the time to listen to me about my pain and showed me what she would do to help. I liked that she said if the treatment wasn't working we would just stop - she has a lot of integrity and was always so pleasant. We setup a maintenance plan when my treatments ended if I needed to come back. And on top of it all, the offices are beautiful!
Lauren M.
Lauren M.
00:44 29 Jul 20
One of the best decisions I could have ever made for my health and well-being. Maegan is one of the best human beings on this planet! I have struggled with whole body nerve and joint pain for many years, despite still being pretty young. I didn’t think there were many options other than typical western medicine and rheumatologists, neither of which have helped me out in the past. Maegan was recommended to me by my best friend, and I wish I could have started acupuncture sooner! I was skeptical before we started treatment, but my FIRST appointment, Maegan took all of the pain in my back away.Pain that was debilitating and keeping me awake at night, just gone! Our appointments just kept on getting better and my acupuncture visits were my favorite days of the week. The combination of acupuncture once a week and the mixture of Chinese herbs (that Maegan concocts for each individual patient) completely changed my life. I couldn’t recommend her more, she’s amazing and will help change your life for the better. ❤️
Andrew D.
Andrew D.
19:51 17 Jul 20
Highly recommend Centered Acupuncture and working with Maegan Hodge! Right from the start Maegan was attentive and thoughtful, and made me feel at ease when receiving treatment. Within a handful of sessions I noticed significant improvements in the chronic neck pain and headaches that I had wanted relief from. Would definitely work with Maegan again!
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