Shooting Pain at the Base of Your Skull? Try Acupuncture for Occipital Neuralgia
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Shooting Pain at the Base of Your Skull? Try Acupuncture for Occipital Neuralgia

Occipital neuralgia can feel like lightning around the base of your skull or the back of your head. It can come on quite suddenly, and happen multiple times during the day. For many patients, it is a living nightmare. The pain can be continuously aching, burning, or throbbing, and come with sudden stabbing, shooting, or…

Acupuncture (And Chinese Herbs) for Low AMH?
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Acupuncture (And Chinese Herbs) for Low AMH?

Low AMH and acupuncture? Let’s talk about that in a second. First off, I need to give you some information on Low AMH. If you have been trying to get pregnant, you have probably heard of AMH (Anti-Mullerian Hormone. AMH can partially measure ovairan reserve. If your AHM is normal, that can make you feel…

Feelings Kinda Numb? Try Acupuncture for Neuropathy
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Feelings Kinda Numb? Try Acupuncture for Neuropathy

Can Acupuncture Help with 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…

Acupuncture for Chronic Bowel Irritation, IBS, Bloating, Etc.!
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Acupuncture for Chronic Bowel Irritation, IBS, Bloating, Etc.!

Going through life with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be incredibly disruptive. Productivity at work is affected, and it can influence travel decisions, as well as strain relationships. These difficulties are often all because you never know when you will have to run to the bathroom. Many patients find this incredibly embarrassing or difficult to…

Back Pain Solutions: Get Relief Without Pain Medications
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Back Pain Solutions: Get Relief Without Pain Medications

Have You Considered Acupuncture for Your Back Pain? No one considers the full depth of how pain can change your life until something happens. For many of us, we believe we are healthy and doing great until one day some minor event like stepping off of a curb and jolting your spine or lifting your…

Acupuncture for Insomnia? Tips for Improving Sleep
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Acupuncture for Insomnia? Tips for Improving Sleep

Acupuncture for Insomnia? Tips for Improving Sleep and Resolving Insomnia Have you ever experienced the frustration of laying in bed trying to sleep but you can’t calm your mind? Well, you are not alone. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 30-40% of American adults report that they have had symptoms of insomnia within the last…

Treating Fertility with Acupuncture: Richmond, Virginia
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Treating Fertility with Acupuncture: Richmond, Virginia

Treating Fertility with Acupuncture 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…

Acupuncture and Stroke Recovery: Decrease Spending on Long-term Care
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Acupuncture and Stroke Recovery: Decrease Spending on Long-term Care

If you or someone you know has ever experienced the effects of a stroke, you probably understand how devastating this event can be. Stroke obstructs blood and oxygen supply to the brain. Stroke can cause damage to brain cells and nerves. Depending on which part of the brain is damaged, many things can transpire. An…

Maegan N. Hodge Speaks On Lyme Disease
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Maegan N. Hodge Speaks On Lyme Disease

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…

My Experience: Using Acupuncture For Anxiety
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My Experience: Using Acupuncture For Anxiety

My Experience: Using Acupuncture For Anxiety Here is a happy tale about acupuncture for anxiety: Imagine trying to concentrate on something important while in the middle of a raging hurricane. The volume of background noise is amplified to a deafening high level, so you can’t even hear when people are talking to you, stress hormones…

The Root Of It All
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The Root Of It All

Circulation and the Gut: The two most important systems to get in order for health 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.”…

Acupuncture For Headaches
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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,…

Got Wacky Hormones, Ladies?
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Got Wacky Hormones, Ladies?

Acupuncture + Chinese Medicine for Hormonal Balance Acupuncture for Hormones? Plus other Tips and Tricks. 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,…

Chinese Medicine: A Basic Primer
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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…

Acupuncture For Chronic Injuries
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Acupuncture For Chronic Injuries

Can Acupuncture Treat 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…

Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
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Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

What is Chinese Medicine?  What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are poorly understood terms.  In the Western world, we have developed an unfortunate nomenclature for practitioners of Oriental medicine. We call nearly all practitioners of this fully developed medical system “acupuncturists”, despite the fact that acupuncture is only one of the many tools available…

Why Acupuncture Is Fun & Not So Scary!
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Why Acupuncture Is Fun & Not So Scary!

Why Acupuncture Is Fun & Not So Scary! After living in Portland, Oregon for five years where an acupuncture or naturopathic clinic is practically on every corner, and people seem almost bored if you tell them you’re an acupuncturist (only because they have one already, and 2.5 of their friends are acupuncturists), coming back home…

Acupuncture for Allergies (Herbs, Too!)
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Acupuncture for Allergies (Herbs, Too!)

Acupuncture for Allergies 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 into the office with the beginnings of their seasonal allergy symptoms. Have…