Maegan N. Hodge, L.Ac.

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About Maegan N. Hodge, L.Ac.

Maegan has practiced Oriental Medicine in Richmond, Virginia since 2011. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a B.A. in psychology, and the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, where she received her Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine. She is board-certified to practice by the Virginia Board of Medicine.

Feelings Kinda Numb? Try Acupuncture for Neuropathy

Neuropathy can range from annoying to outright debilitating. If you've been suffering from neuropathy, and you've seen a doctor about it, you've likely been through a lot already! If you don't like the medications, or are tired of constantly feeling this way, keep reading. What is Neuropathy Really Like? Neuropathy can mean a lot of different things, which means patient's don't often know when they have neuropathy. They just think, 'My feet hurt all [...]

Feelings Kinda Numb? Try Acupuncture for Neuropathy2020-01-31T08:43:01-05:00

Can Acupuncture Relieve Headaches + Migraines?

What does it feel like to have a headache or a migraine? It could be a dull throb at the back of your skull, or behind your eye, or at your temples. It could feel like an ice pick being driven into your head. It could also feel like mounting pressure that you feel desperate to relieve. Some headaches are merely annoying, but some stop you in your tracks and leave you begging for [...]

Can Acupuncture Relieve Headaches + Migraines?2020-01-31T08:43:26-05:00

Acupuncture for Anxiety

Anxiety can be a truly overwhelming experience, but it feels different for everyone. It can feel like a racing heart or a churning pit in your stomach. It can make you feel nauseous, or mess up your bowels. It can involve feeling restless, or light-headed, or like you have hot flashes. It can increase your breathing rate. It can give you problems sleeping, and make you grind your teeth at night or clench your [...]

Acupuncture for Anxiety2020-01-31T08:44:25-05:00

Treating Fertility with Acupuncture: Richmond, Virginia

The experience of coming face to face with your fertility can be a stressful and overwhelming one. And it can be taboo even to discuss it, making the experience just that much more intense. If you're undergoing treatment, there are the lab tests and the hormones and drugs and all the strong emotions that come with having your body poked and prodded and your hormones altered. It's a modern miracle, but it can be [...]

Treating Fertility with Acupuncture: Richmond, Virginia2020-02-10T07:52:03-05:00

Our licensed acupuncturist, Greg Dow, recently was interviewed by the new Well and Good podcast hosted by Jay Smack. Jay grills Greg on things like the efficacy of acupuncture, how acupuncture works, and how acupuncture works for conditions like anxiety and stress management issues. One of our patients recently called us, "The most conventional of the alternative medicine options," and this podcast really speaks to that. We are really proud of that designation, by [...]

2020-01-23T13:33:55-05:00

Maegan N. Hodge Speaks On Lyme Disease

Last summer, our Principal Acupuncturist, Maegan N. Hodge, took some time to sit down with her colleague Andrew Miles, DOM of the Botanical Biohacking podcast to discuss the modern treatment of Lyme disease, and how traditional practices of "witchcraft" in ancient southern China unwittingly contributed to advances in the field. Sounds strange right? We promise we do not advocate the practice of witchcraft for medical purposes. We have, however, been told that it is a very interesting [...]

Maegan N. Hodge Speaks On Lyme Disease2020-01-31T08:44:45-05:00

Greg Dow, L.Ac.

As of November 2017, we are pleased to share with you that Centered Richmond Acupuncture & Wellness is expanding our practice. We have a practitioner joining us at the end of this year, Greg Dow. Greg comes to us with years of experience in acupuncture and Chinese herbalism. Read on to learn Greg’s story that brought him to the study and practice of Chinese Medicine: Several years ago, my health had taken a [...]

Greg Dow, L.Ac.2020-01-31T08:50:15-05:00

The Root Of It All

Circulation and the Gut: The two most important systems to get in order One of my teachers says something that is very obviously true, but also quite helpful to think about: “The basic requirement of health is to have highly oxygenated, highly nutritious blood flowing to all of the tissues in the body.” This means you need plenty of blood flowing to any given area of the body, and that the blood has to [...]

The Root Of It All2020-01-31T08:50:26-05:00

Acupuncture For Headaches

Acupuncture For Headaches, Explained Oh, Richmond, you all seem to have a lot of aching heads! Clearly, you are not alone, as headaches are one of the top ten most disabling conditions. Good news!  We are going to talk you through the discomfort, and teach you about when acupuncture for headaches is most appropriate. Specifically, there are two types of headaches: tension and migraine. Tension headaches are the most common, while migraines may be [...]

Acupuncture For Headaches2020-01-31T08:50:32-05:00

Got Wacky Hormones, Ladies?

Acupuncture + Chinese Medicine for Hormonal Balance In today’s highly endocrine-disruptive society, we’ve seen a steady rise in female patients struggling with hormonal imbalance and dysfunction. In fact, it’s one of the most common complaints that we see here at Centered: Richmond.  Here, we treat with acupuncture, herbs, and help patients make lifestyle changes to support healthy hormones. Environmental toxins, BPA (found in plastics), common household cleaners and chemicals used in pesticides and herbicides [...]

Got Wacky Hormones, Ladies?2020-01-31T08:52:37-05:00

Chinese Medicine: A Basic Primer

What is Chinese Medicine? Chinese medicine, which includes the acupuncture modality, is a nature-based healing modality which has thousands of years of rich history. It is still being used today in clinics and hospitals throughout China and most of Asia as a primary medical modality and its popularity has been increasing in Europe and the United States over the last 40 years. It is a complete medical system that is capable of treating a [...]

Chinese Medicine: A Basic Primer2020-01-31T08:52:54-05:00

Acupuncture For Chronic Injuries

Many patients ask, “How does acupuncture work?” It’s a tricky question to answer because terms like “qi” and “yang” aren’t what most people are looking for right out of the gate. They want to hear the question answered in a way they can understand, which means explaining things from a Western perspective.  This can be done, but the reality is that the scientific community’s inquiry into the workings of acupuncture is really in its [...]

Acupuncture For Chronic Injuries2020-01-31T08:53:38-05:00

Acupuncture For Stress

If you've gone through a particularly stressful period in your life and feel drained, or feel chronically prone to "getting stressed out", you should consider Chinese medicine, or acupuncture, as one of the best ways to recuperate your energy. Stress is a part of life, but if the body isn't able to maintain a healthy balance between the sympathetic (fight-or-flight) and parasympathetic (rest-and-digest) branches of the nervous system, you're headed for trouble. This chronically [...]

Acupuncture For Stress2020-01-31T08:53:46-05:00