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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 individual’s ability to speak, see, swallow, or move can be affected. Fortunately, there is hope. Acupuncture therapy is a [...]

Acupuncture and Stroke Recovery: Decrease Spending on Long-term Care2020-01-31T08:44:37-05:00

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

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

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