Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine
in Richmond, VA

Kim Nguyen is a
Premier Level Balance Method Acupuncturist
and Diplomate in Oriental Medicine

I help busy women struggling with overwhelm to find comfort and calm using Eastern Medicine to resolve disharmony in the body, mind and spirit. 

I grew up surrounded by MDs and thought that I would be one someday. It wasn’t until college that I questioned if it was truly the path for me. I applied to acupuncture school without ever receiving a single treatment, moved across the country and learned through my graduate degree how to take care of my body and mind. At 22, I knew that I would rather drink herbs or use nutrition instead of Tylenol, look within for answers instead of external reasons, and see the patient as a whole person. Receiving a holistic education at this age was pivotal to the decisions I would make for myself and my family in the future. It shaped my perception of healing possibilities and how I saw my relationship to the world and my own body.

As a healthcare practitioner, I practice what I preach and encourage my patients to be inspired to live a full and vibrant life. I believe that we can all be healthy if given the proper tools and techniques. Age, gender and genetic predispositions do not have to be an excuse for why we don’t feel our best. If we continue to ignore the signs that our body is telling us, we risk compromising our health instead of addressing the real and underlying issues. 

If you are struggling with obstacles on your journey of wellness, I’d love to help you find a clearer path without having to rely on lifelong medication. Having a good foundation and support is essential to lasting health. Schedule your first visit today using the button below!

For more information about my professional experience, please see my About page.

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”




Effective Wisdom
10617 Patterson Avenue
Henrico, VA 23238


Call/Text (703) 731-2410


Tuesday: 2:00PM-6:00PM
Thursday: 2:00PM-6:00PM
Friday: 11:00AM-4:00PM
Virtual Hours
Monday 5:00PM-7:00PM
Saturday 10:00AM-12:00PM


Patient Instructions

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns or suggestions.
An Acknowledgement/Consent Form and Screening Survey will be sent via email 24 hours before your appointment(s). *Please notify me if you develop symptoms of COVID-19 or test positive within 14 days of your last visit.*

Arrive a few minutes before your appointment to avoid traffic in the waiting area. Please use the link provided in the reminder text to check in for your appointment.

Everyone entering the building will have a touchless thermometer reading before coming into the treatment room. A temperature of under 100°F is required. You may want to check your temperature on the day of your appointment.

It is required that everyone wears a mask to their appointment, for the duration of the treatment. If you do not have one, I will provide one for you. If you do not want to wear a mask or have a condition that makes it difficult for you to wear one, please do not expect to be treated. If I need to see your tongue for diagnosis, I will ask you to remove the mask briefly. (If there is someone accompanying the patient s/he must also wear a mask while indoors)

Patients will be required to wash/sanitize their hands before the treatment, or use hand sanitizer.

All payment is contactless, and therefore a credit card in your account will be required to make your appointment online. The transaction will be processed during or after your treatment and you will receive a receipt via email. Otherwise, a check for $85 payable to Kim Nguyen, L.Ac. can be accepted pre-treatment.
All new patients will have a virtual consultation prior to receiving their first treatment. Established patients are recommended to schedule a virtual consultation if they need to address a new condition (i.e. acute pain or injury) or reevaluate and discuss her/his treatment plan.


★ Leave your personal belongings in your car and bring only necessary items.
★ You will have time to change if needed but I will not be providing any linens at this time. Please prepare to expose knees and elbows during the treatment if possible.
★ Stay hydrated before and after your treatment. I will have water available at your request.
★ Speak up-If you would like me to wear gloves during your treatment I am glad to do so. I will continue to wash my hands before and after each patient.

Cleaning Procedures

Air Purified rooms (with HEPA Filter and UV-C power)
Armchairs will have vinyl coverings and paper in order to be wiped down after every patient like the treatment tables.

After each treatment, pillow covers, furniture, heat lamps, door knobs, call buttons and light switches will be wiped down with 70% alcohol or a disinfectant spray.

Multiple times a day the common areas including desktops, keyboards, bathroom sink, faucets, etc. will be disinfected.

I will continue to wash my hands before and after every patient, while wearing a surgical mask/N95 and face shield in the office. I will be wearing gloves while cleaning/disinfecting.
I will stay home if I feel ill in any way, and ask that you do the same. All cancellation fees will be waived pertaining to COVID-19.

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