Acupuncture Specialist Albuquerque
Acupuncture Associates of America
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a Chinese Medicine treatment involving the insertion of small needles into specific points in the body. These points correspond with traditional pathways, through which ancient Chinese practitioners believed life energy flows. These pathways coincide in the body with neural paths, which may explain how acupuncture is so effective at managing pain, mood and hormone balance.
Acupuncture treatments are effective for many conditions:
- Nausea, particularly as a side effect of chemotherapy or during pregnancy
- Pain management, particularly for chronic pain disorders like fibromyalgia
- Inflammatory and autoimmune disorders
- Anxiety, depression and other mental illness or mood disorders
Because acupuncture does not use pharmaceutical drugs, there is no risk of chemical dependency, overdose or negative side effects. This makes it especially valuable in treating long-term, chronic conditions or in situations where medication options are limited, such as pregnancy.
What Makes Us the Best Acupuncturists in Albuquerque?Acupuncture is both a science and an art form, and it’s worth taking the time to find the best acupuncturist for your needs. At Acupuncture Associates of America, we want our patients to be comfortable, and we foster this comfort every step of the way – from providing a warm and inviting atmosphere in our clinic to educating our potential clients about the benefits of acupuncture and our available services.
What to Look for in an Acupuncturist When looking for an acupuncturist in albuquerque, you will want to know the doctor’s qualifications and experience. Acupuncturists require specific education and licensing. Legally in New Mexico, the only people who can practice acupuncture are Doctors of Oriental Medicine (DOM), Medical Doctors (MD) and Chiropractors. Of these, only the DOM are specialists in acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture is an effective treatment, but it is serious medicine, and it can cause harm if not practiced correctly. The technique must be performed accurately to ensure proper needle placement and prevent injury. A new set of disposable needles should be opened for each session to prevent the spread of disease.
What Makes us Different?
Our staff is highly trained and experienced. Our team is comprised of several Doctors of Oriental Medicine trained at Southwest Acupuncture College, one of the top schools in the country for Oriental Medicine. We provide a holistic approach to wellness, providing acupuncture, injection therapy and supplement consultations.
Many of our new patients come as referrals from doctors in other fields. Whether you are currently struggling with a medical issue and wish to try acupuncture or are interested in the wellness-boosting preventative power of this ancient technique, we welcome you to call us for additional information or to make an appointment with our staff.
Our clinic has been serving the Albuquerque area for 30 years
Our staff is highly trained and experienced
The atmosphere of our clinic is warm and friendly
We strive to offer a comfortable, friendly atmosphere in our clinic
Dr. Tapia-Reyes is currently the Owner and Medical Director of Acupuncture Associates of America where she has been practicing for over 13 years.
Dr. Tapia-Reyes has an undergraduate degree in psychology and a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine. Her extensive experience includes acupuncture at several treatment centers and firms including state facilities and private organizations.
Dr. Nuttall’s treatment style incorporates both TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) acupuncture and alternative Japanese style modalities. Infrared heat, Tuina massage technique, occasional electrical stimulation on needles, moxibustion, herbal formula strategies, when needed, are also integral components in his patient treatments.
Dr. Liu has been steeped in the practice of traditional Chinese medicine since childhood in China where it is a common place, every day occurrence, and is used to enhance individuals overall health with minimum invasiveness. In conjunction with her formal clinical training, she aims to help her patients accordingly.
Our clinic has been serving the Albuquerque area for 30 years, with over a decade under its current ownership. We have strong roots in the community, and with three locations we are able to conveniently service patients from as far away as Los Lunas!
We strive to offer a comfortable, friendly atmosphere in our clinic. Oriental Medicine is about whole-body wellness, not simply treating symptoms in isolation. For that reason, we care about your wellbeing – physical and emotional.
Acupuncture Associates also offers treatments that you won’t find at other acupuncturists, including injection therapy, electro-acupuncture, facial rejuvenation and nutrition supplements.
Acupuncture is an ancient practice, dating back several thousand years. It originates in China and is still widely practiced there and throughout Asia. In the past few decades, it has gained prominence in the West, with American doctors researching it and implementing its techniques. It is the most well-researched and highly regarded forms of alternative medicine.
In an acupuncture treatment, a trained acupuncturist will insert small sterilized needles into specific parts of a patient’s body. In some cases, heat or electricity may be applied to the needles to enhance their therapeutic effects.
By affecting nerve channels and stimulating the production of certain hormones while limiting others, acupuncture can provide many benefits
Acupuncture has been proven to help with chronic pain disorders, inflammatory illnesses, medication and pregnancy side effects, and more.
Acupuncture, when performed by experts like the Doctors of Oriental Medicine at Acupuncture Associates of America, is generally very safe and effective. Unlike pharmaceuticals, acupuncture side effects are rare and usually mild if they occur at all. There are no drug interactions to worry about and no risk of chemical dependency.
However, acupuncture is a serious medical treatment, and it must be performed correctly for the safety of the patient. Additionally, it’s important that you know what to expect from your treatment so that you will be prepared for the effect.
One thing that we frequently treat is pain associated with chronic headaches and migraines. Acupuncture for migraines can be very effective and is generally safer than pharmaceutical interventions.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of small needles into pressure points that correspond to other areas of the body. When you get acupuncture for migraines or other headaches, the needles may not even be inserted in the skin in or headache curearound your head; pressure points related to the head can be located all over the body. When you visit our clinic, the acupuncturist will discuss your symptoms and decide the best pressure points to manipulate for optimal results.
Acupuncture is an ancient and effective treatment for a variety of conditions. It is most commonly used for pain management, but its effectiveness goes beyond basic pain relief and reduced inflammation. In many cases, it can also be highly effective at treating addiction, managing appetite and helping with weight loss.
At Acupuncture Associates of America, we provide acupuncture for weight loss, facial rejuvenation, stress relief and more. Let us know what problems you’re facing in life, and we can help you decide if acupuncture is the right treatment for you!
Electro-acupuncture, also sometimes called “electrotherapy” or just “EA,” is a treatment incorporating elements of electrical stimulation with traditional acupuncture. In electro-acupuncture, pairs of needles are placed in specific points corresponding with traditional energy meridians in the body. Mild electrical current is then run between these needle pairs. Treatment generally lasts no more than 30 minutes.
At Acupuncture Associates, our primary Oriental Medicine techniques are acupuncture and herbal medicine/supplements. These are the alternative medicine techniques with the most research and support among the mainstream medical community, and they have been proven effective.
Acupuncture can help with a host of conditions, particularly those that are inflammatory or autoimmune in nature, as well as providing pain relief and stress reduction. Our herbal medicine utilizes supplements that can bolster your immune system, provide more energy and correct deficiencies within the body in order to promote overall wellness.
We specializes in a variety of acupuncture treatments, from pain management to overall wellness and preventative care. One of our specialties is facial rejuvenation, a special type of treatment that promotes healthy skin and slows the formation of wrinkles, blemishes and other signs of aging.
If you are looking for a more natural alternative to dermal fillers and chemical peels, facial rejuvenation acupuncture may be right for you.
Two Acupuncture Clinics
For your convenience, we have two clinic locations: Our hub office on Juan Tabo in Albuquerque and a branch in Los Lunas. All of our Chinese acupuncture services are available at all locations by appointment.