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Meet Dr. Micah Allen

Dr. Allen creates personalized treatment plans for patients to achieve optimal health and maintain a high quality of life at Essential Natural Health in Richmond, VA

Dr. Allen's dedication to providing a holistic approach to care is deeply ingrained in her personal experiences and professional philosophy. Her journey towards embracing holistic modalities began during her time in medical school when she encountered frozen shoulder syndrome and discovered the remarkable effectiveness of acupuncture in alleviating her symptoms. This firsthand experience not only sparked her interest in holistic healing but also inspired her to share these natural solutions with her patients, just as she would recommend them to her own family and friends.


As a Naturopathic Physician and Licensed Acupuncturist at Essential Natural Health in Richmond, VA, Dr. Allen is committed to offering a comprehensive range of natural therapies tailored to meet the diverse needs of her patients. Her patient base spans all ages and encompasses a wide spectrum of health conditions, from pediatric to geriatric, and from general wellness to complex chronic diseases.

At the heart of Dr. Allen's practice is her belief in treating the whole person, addressing not only the physical symptoms but also the underlying imbalances that contribute to illness. She understands that true healing requires a holistic approach that considers the interconnectedness of the body, mind, and spirit.

Dr. Allen's expertise extends across various modalities of natural medicine, allowing her to offer a personalized approach to care for each individual. From lifestyle modifications and herbal medicine to nutrient repletion and acupuncture, she empowers her patients with a diverse toolkit of natural therapies to support their health and well-being.

Her credentials and certifications reflect her commitment to excellence in holistic healthcare. Dr. Allen is Board Certified in Acupuncture through the NCCAOM and is a fellow of The Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Board of Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Allen specializes in using acupuncture and Chinese medicine to support reproductive health and fertility. Additionally, her certification in Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy and Soliman Auricular Allergy Treatment (SAAT) further enhances her ability to provide comprehensive care for her patients.

Dr. Allen's educational background, including a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and a Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA, underscores her dedication to staying at the forefront of natural medicine. Her past involvement as a faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), South University and Bastyr University reflect her commitment to educating future healthcare practitioners about the benefits of holistic approaches to wellness.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Dr. Allen prioritizes self-care and enjoys activities such as yoga, traveling, and exploring local museums with her family. These pursuits not only rejuvenate her spirit but also serve as inspirations for promoting holistic health and wellness in her practice and in the community.

In summary, Dr. Allen's holistic approach to care is rooted in her personal experiences, professional expertise, and unwavering dedication to empowering her patients with natural solutions for optimal health and well-being. Through her compassionate and comprehensive approach, she embodies the essence of holistic healing and serves as a beacon of hope and healing for her patients and the community.

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