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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.

How to Pick An Acupuncturist

By Maegan N. Hodge, L.Ac. Through conversations I’ve had with some folks lately, I’ve come to a fresh state of awareness regarding how overwhelming it can be when it comes to picking the right health care practitioner.  It’s hard enough to find a doctor or a dentist that you like, and you don’t even really have to think too much about their qualifications – anyone who practices as a M.D. or a dentist has [...]

How to Pick An Acupuncturist2020-01-31T08:54:15-05:00

Acupuncture for Scars

Opinions on scars tend to vary pretty widely. Some people hide them, some wear them proudly, some even seek them out.  A random smattering of famous quotations about scars gives us some scope regarding just how widely viewpoints can vary.  Rose Kennedy, J.F.K.’s mother, once stated, “It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and [...]

Acupuncture for Scars2020-01-31T08:54:22-05:00

R.I.C.E. – Ice for Injuries?

By Maegan N. Hodge, L.Ac. There are two divergent trains of thought in medicine today regarding acute injury & illness. On one side is the belief that the immune system largely tends to get in its own way, and thus suppressing the acute immune response, i.e., reducing acute inflammation, lowering fever, is the best and quickest path to recovery. On the other side is the belief that the body’s acute response is actually part [...]

R.I.C.E. – Ice for Injuries?2020-01-31T08:54:30-05:00

Chinese Medicine Spring Wisdom

By Maegan N. Hodge, L.Ac. Now that the weather has warmed, and all of our native flora has decided resolutely that it is spring, we will continue our series on health and living in accordance with the seasons, as per the Chinese medicine viewpoint. Since spring begins the new year in the Chinese calendar, let us begin with a brief discussion of this calendar and how it differs from ours. The traditional Chinese calendar [...]

Chinese Medicine Spring Wisdom2020-01-31T08:54:39-05:00

Acupuncture for Allergies (Herbs, Too!)

By Maegan N. Hodge, L.Ac. It’s that time of year again! The trees are starting to bud out, and bulbs are coming out of the ground (never mind the periodic snows we were still getting in Richmond in mid-March this year). Folks are already pouring in to the office with the beginnings of their seasonal allergy symptoms. Have you considered getting acupuncture for allergies? From the physiological perspective, one has to consider many factors [...]

Acupuncture for Allergies (Herbs, Too!)2020-01-31T08:54:48-05:00

Acupuncture for Flu (And Colds, Too!)

By Maegan N. Hodge, L.Ac. It’s that time of year again in Richmond – the time where everyone around you is dropping like flies with the flu or some such – so it seems like a perfect time to write about what Chinese medicine can offer us in terms of avoiding getting sick. Have you ever tried acupuncture If you do find yourself getting sick, consider coming in to the clinic.  Acupuncture can be [...]

Acupuncture for Flu (And Colds, Too!)2020-01-31T08:54:56-05:00

Chinese Medicine Winter Wisdom

By Maegan N. Hodge, L.Ac. Our modern lives tend to seduce us with the false notion that we, our bodies, are largely divorced from nature. While this may seem to be true at first blush (especially if you’ve ever been to a place like Las Vegas!) the deeper truth is that our bodies have evolved to their current state over what has been billions of years (or slightly less, depending on your beliefs!). Whatever [...]

Chinese Medicine Winter Wisdom2020-01-31T08:55:06-05:00

Acupuncture and Bloating

By Maegan N. Hodge, L.Ac. One of the coolest things about the acupuncture or Chinese medicine approach to disease is that it recognizes that no two people, or their diseases, are the same. If a patient comes in with a cold for example, Chinese medicine treatment is based not only on a person’s specific symptoms but also on the patient’s constitution, or overall landscape of their body. For example, a young person who has [...]

Acupuncture and Bloating2020-01-31T08:55:26-05:00