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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.

Couple who is happy after getting pain relief from natural health services like acupuncture and massage in Richmond, VA

Acupuncture

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. 

Senior couple enjoying a life with less pain and disease due to treatment at Essential Natural Health in Richmond, VA

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.

My journey into holistic medicine began with a personal experience that changed everything for me. Back in medical school, I struggled with frozen shoulder syndrome. Traditional treatments provided little relief, but when I tried acupuncture, I was amazed by the results—it not only eased my pain but sparked a deep interest in Eastern Holistic Medicine. From that moment, I knew I wanted to bring these natural solutions to others, just as I would for my own loved ones.

Today, as a Naturopathic Doctor and Licensed Acupuncturist at Essential Natural Health in Richmond, VA, I'm privileged to offer a wide array of natural therapies tailored to meet the diverse needs of my patients. My practice covers everything from helping children with allergies to supporting seniors managing chronic conditions—it's about addressing the whole person, not just symptoms.

I firmly believe in treating the root causes of illness, understanding that true healing involves the interconnectedness of body, mind, and spirit. My approach integrates various natural modalities, from lifestyle adjustments and herbal remedies to acupuncture and nutritional support. It's about empowering each individual with a personalized toolkit for their health journey.

My commitment to excellence in holistic healthcare is reflected in my credentials. I'm Board Certified in Acupuncture and a fellow of The Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board of Reproductive Medicine, specializing in reproductive health and fertility. Additional certifications in Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy and Soliman Auricular Allergy Treatment (SAAT) enhance my ability to provide comprehensive care tailored to each patient's needs.

My education, including a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and a Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University, underscores my dedication to advancing in natural medicine. I've also had the privilege of teaching at various universities, sharing my passion for holistic approaches with future healthcare providers.

Beyond my professional life, I cherish self-care through activities like yoga, travel, and exploring local museums with my family. These experiences rejuvenate me and inspire my mission to promote holistic health and wellness both in my practice and throughout the community.

In summary, my holistic approach to care is more than just a profession—it's a calling rooted in personal experiences, professional expertise, and an unwavering commitment to empowering patients with natural solutions for their optimal health and well-being. Through compassionate and comprehensive care, I aim to embody the essence of holistic healing and serve as a beacon of hope and healing for my patients and community alike.

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).

Meet Dr. Micah Allen

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