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Essential Natural Health


Our focus lies solely on the needs of our patients here in the Richmond Virginia area and how we can best assist you in achieving your healthcare goals.


We're excited that you are exploring the possibility of becoming a patient in our practice. We implore you to take a look at our site to see why our patients love our care and what you can expect once you become a part of the Essential Natural Health family. 

Our Services

Here at Essential Natural Health Dr. Micah Allen, ND, LAc, FABORM seamlessly blends the time-tested science of

acupuncture with more innovative, medical solutions in order to achieve measurable, long-lasting results.



While acupuncture is amazing at treating any type of pain condition in the hands of a expertly trained practitioner like Dr. Micah Allen, it's applications are broad.

What We Treat

As a leader in Acupuncture and Naturopathic Medicine we specialize in difficult to treat, chronic conditions. Whether it’s the numbness and tingling from your Peripheral Neuropathy, the painful burning sensation that accompanies sciatica, or the unbearable swelling and stiffness of your joints from arthritis, we are here to help you live a life free from pain. 

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Live Life Fully

  • Peripheral Neuropathy

  • Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

  • Diabetic Neuropathy

  • Idiopathic Neuropathy

  • Fertility Support

  • Natural Conception

  • Preconception Care

  • Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

  • Egg Retrieval

  • Invitro Fertilization

  • Unexplained Infertility

  • Low Ovarian Reserves

  • Male Factor Infertility

  • Autoimmune & Neurological Conditions

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Psoriasis

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Meniere’s Disease

  • Post Stroke Recovery

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

  • Post-Herpetic Neuralgia

  • Bell’s Palsy

  • Macular Degeneration

  • Shingles

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Low Back Pain And Sciatica

  • Neck Pain

  • Headaches And Migraines

  • Roaming Body Pain

  • Heel Pain And Plantar Fasciitis

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Depression

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome -IBS

  • And More

  • Chronic Pain

  • Arthritis

  • Shoulder Pain

  • Elbow Pain

  • Heel Pain And Plantar Fasciitis

  • Knee Pain

  • Chronic Injuries

Reasons why you will love Essential Natural Health.

Fertility Support 

I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Allen! I originally started to see her to resolve some digestive issues and to see if she could help with secondary infertility (unexplained). With her advice (a few changes to my diet and a few supplements), my digestion issues dramatically improved within about 30 days.


With my fertility journey, the short version is, I became pregnant within 6 months of my first appointment after trying to conceive our second child for almost 4 years! With her advice and guidance, my cycles started to return to their normal length and shortly after, I found out I was pregnant.


Dr. Allen continued to provide guidance throughout my pregnancy (which was a wonderful pregnancy) and I had a wonderful birthing experience (unmedicated vbac after about 6 hours of labor). My son is a healthy laid back child. I don’t think I would be holding my easy going son today if it were not for her support, guidance and knowledge. She listens with compassion and her recommendations are practical and more importantly, effective.

Dr. Allen is a Naturopathic Physician & Licensed Acupuncturist at Essential Natural Health in the Richmond, Va area. 


Dr. Allen’s patients span the entirety of the age and disease process spectrum, from pediatric to geriatric and general wellness to complex chronic disease.  As an expert in her field her patients benefit greatly from her extensive knowledge of natural care options available for her patients that include but are not limited to: Lifestyle Modifications, Herbal Medicine, Nutrient Repletion, Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.


Dr. Allen received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University in Kenmore,Wa.


Dr. Allen is a member of the National Association of Black Naturopathic Physicians, Board Certified in Acupuncture through the NCCAOM and is a fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (FABORM).


Dr. Allen is also an affiliate faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). During her downtime, Dr. Allen enjoys yoga, traveling and exploring local museums with her family. 


Meet Dr. Micah Allen

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