Verification: 20027e960982b264
top of page

As of 5/6/24 Richmond Natural Healing is closed.

Due to complicated health issues, Jake Avancena is in hospice and the business is closed. All prayers are appreciated. Thank you. 

Shadow on Concrete Wall

Richmond Natural Healing

Powerful, yet gentle alternative approaches

Check out our Google Reviews

Meet Our Practitioner

I have been practicing for 25 years.  I am trained in Laser Meridian Imprinting, detoxification protocols acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and NAET.  I excel in working with complex cases and find my fulfillment in successfully assisting my patients back to health.  I have found that complex health conditions are significantly easier to diagnose and treat when viewed as multiple, individual issues that are intertwined.  In such cases, I have found that it is better to start from scratch rather than assume that conventional diagnoses are correct or helpful.  Once these various symptoms are separated out and any immune system weakness is addressed, success usually follows.

4 Reasons to Choose our Treatments

1. You have tried several other treatment protocols without success (time to try another perspective on your health?)
2.  You have been given complex reasons and diagnoses that have not alleviated your condition (maybe it's more important to improve your health concerns than to give them a name??)
3.  You don't want to risk painful and/or dangerous side-effects (what if your body really does contain the key to healing by addressing it's own imbalances in a very sophisticated, gentle way?)
4.  You want a practitioner with decades of experience using a non-invasive technique that has an outstanding success rate (Experience; a perspective that takes in the whole body; and an emphasis on addressing the electromagnetic aspect rather than the biochemical = a quick return to health)


Though I have engaged in a general practice and have seen most issues over the years, in general, I specialize in patients who have been dealing with chronic, difficult to diagnose/treat disorders. These disorders usually involve multiple systems in the body and are often made more severe because of a weak immune function. I have found that by addressing the multiple problems simultaneously while improving immune function, we can make a breakthrough within a relatively short amount of time. Here are some of the major areas that are often found in such patients:

Chronic Disorders

Stomach Issues

Lyme Disease

 MTHFR mutation

Sinus Issues


Hormonal Imbalance

Covid-19 related illness

Immune Deficiency



My Treatment Methods


Laser Meridian Imprinting

Laser Meridian Imprinting is a treatment that combines Oriental medical and conventional medical theory with advanced low-level lasers and homeopathic-like substances. This method discovers information deficiencies in the body and then provides the body with the correct information so that the body can make internal adjustments in order to return to optimal functioning. In this way, the body is able to self-correct - adjusting the system in a perfectly balanced, natural way. Consequently, there is no danger of over or under stimulating. The treatment acts as a catalyst to the body's innate healing mechanisms.

Learn more . . .

Chinese Herbal Medicine

There are hundreds of commonly used individual herbs that are nearly always used in combination with other herbs to counteract possible side-effects and address various aspects of an illness. The prescribing of Chinese herbal medicine is based upon an individual diagnosis using the techniques of pulse and tongue evaluation in conjunction with the reading of other signs and symptoms to form a unique pattern diagnosis. This diagnosis and its resulting choice of formula(s) is based on training in Oriental medical theory which is the basis for not only the selection of Chinese herbal medicine but also the proper selection of acupuncture points.

Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture old book


Acupuncture stimulates a regulatory system affecting the body separately from such systems as the nervous, hormonal, and biochemical systems. This regulatory system is comprised of predictable pathways and points, which have a higher electrical conductivity than the surrounding tissues. When these points are stimulated, they send an electrical signal through the pathways intensifying the healing process and decreasing pain. 


Acupuncture is a form of treatment used as the primary form of medical care (along with Chinese herbal medicine) in Asia for many centuries. It is still used in an integrated fashion with Western medicine in hospitals in modern China.

Plans and Pricing

We have a variety of pricing plans to fit your needs.

Yoga at Home

What Patients Say

"I was referred to Jake about 3 years ago for my unexplained symptoms. I had slight palsy, terrible brain fog, trouble walking at times and extreme fatigue. Jake was able to treat all of it and helped me narrow down the issue."

Sherrie J.


Seemingly complex health issues can be successfully addressed if observed from a different perspective.

bottom of page