with initial paperwork fee of $10
Allergy Season is upon us, and it is time come in for
your allergy prevention or treatment if you need
them. If you are not having symptoms, once a week for
six weeks is a good prevention course of treatment. If
you are having symptoms (yes some of us are already!)
twice a week for three weeks is the recommended course
of treatment. Click
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"The three months of winter are closing up and storing away. Water
freezes and the earth cracks, there is no stirring in yang. Go to bed
early and rise late, waiting for full sunlight. The attitude should be
as if lying low, as if staying hidden, as if attending only to one's
own private business, as when we already have everything. Avoid cold
and seek warmth, not allowing the skin to leak (sweat), keeping the qi
under forceful control. This is what is in accord with winter's qi,
supporting the path or storing away..."
Translation from the ancient Chinese
text the Su Wen of the Huang Di Nei Jing by Selah Chamberlain, DOM (c) 2011
Acupuncturists treat many health problems using fine
needles inserted at particular points around the body. Acupuncture is
based in the system of Chinese Medicine which has several thousand
years of history including medical books that date back to 100BCE. The
Chinese developed a meridian or channel map that connects hands, feet
and head areas to internal organs and other parts of the body. It can
be likened to a house with electric wires which turn on lights,
heaters, the refrigerator etc. at different switches. Acupuncture
stimulates your body's own resources, for example, the immune or
hormonal systems, to help you heal or to just help you destress and
relax. Acupuncture is very safe when administered by trained
acupuncturists and because there is no medication, there is no danger
of side effects or medication interactions.
conditions can we treat?
At Community Acupuncture Albuquerque, we treat all kinds
of pain - headaches, back aches, hip, shoulder, knee, elbow, wrist,
heel, and ankle pain. We commonly treat allergies, anxiety,
sleeplessness, depression, weight gain, and high blood pressure, We
also treat symptoms of diabetes, asthma, menstrual pain, menopausal
symptoms, prostate symptoms, constipation, diarrhea, stomach problems,
eye problems, and many more. The World Health Organization has
a list of more than a hundred conditions that acupuncture can treat
conditions that acupuncture can help.
Is Community Acupuncture?
Community Acupuncture Albuquerque acupuncturists treat
in a communal setting using chairs gathered in a large, quiet, soothing
space. We have eight zero gravity recliners and a massage table if
needed. Treating patients in a community setting has many benefits:
it's easy for friends and family members to come in for treatment
together; many patients find it comforting; we can be treated fully
clothed, and a collective energetic ("qi") field becomes established,
making individual treatments even more powerful!
about Community Acupuncture Albuquerque
We charge $15-$50
treatment (you pay what you are comfortable with on the
sliding scale), with an initial paperwork fee of $10.
about affordable fees
We are a community of people - patients, staff,
acupuncturists - who believe in accessible acupuncture for everyone. We
thrive on diversity of all kinds and Community Acupuncture Albuquerque
is part of a national multi-stakeholder co-operative called the People's Organization of
about who we are
to find us
Find Community Acupuncture Albuquerque on Vermont St NE
(Suite A2) easily between Pennsylvania and Wyoming in NE Albuquerque.
We are located just north of Menaul, one block east of the Flying
Star Cafe, and right behind Relish Sandwiches. More about how to find us by car, bus or
What can I expect?
At Community Acupuncture Albuquerque, we treat clients
fully clothed in reclining chairs, using mostly points on the arms,
legs and head. The acupuncturist will spend a few minutes reviewing
your paperwork and asking you some questions. He or she will feel your
pulse, look at your tongue and make other observations to determine how
to treat you. More about
what to expect.
long will it take to get better and how often should I come?
People respond differently to acupuncture but everyone
will know within six treatments if the acupuncture is working. The
longer you have had a condition, the more treatments you will need to
get well. For some chronic conditions such as asthma or diabetes for
which there is no cure, we may be able to help manage your ongoing
symptoms and reduce their severity or frequency. We at Community
Acupuncture Albuquerque recommend the following guidelines for how
frequently to come and how many treatments to have. More about how many treatments
Health Acupuncture of NM
Yes, it was
another good year!
Did you know that Community Acupuncture
Albuquerque is part of a non-profit that helps New Mexican's access
affordable, effective healthcare? Here's what we achieved last fiscal
- 7080 Acudetox (ear acupuncture for addictions)
treatments were given across New Mexico. Ten counties were served -
Bernalillo, Chaves, Doņa Ana, McKinley, Otero, Rio Arriba, Sandoval,
Santa Fe, Taos and San Juan.
- We held one acudetox training this year with 6
trainees and one two-day workshop in using ear-seeds for
- PHANM gave out acudetox supplies to 17 programs,
provided 23 supervision visits and technical support when
- Our community acupuncture clinic gave 5460
low-cost acupuncture treatments.
- See more of our work
"Acupuncture with Community Acupuncture Albuquerque has helped my arthritic thumbs immensely. Now, I have no pain, don't need to wear my splints, and can even open jars, etc. which I was unable to do because I had no strength in my thumbs. "In the past several weeks, I have had a severe allergic inflammation in both eyes from using a new foundation lotion. The itching from it was almost unbearable even after using RX's prescribed by my doctor, so I have had a couple of weekly acupuncture treatments and the terrible itching has begun to subside. These are just two examples of how acupuncture is helping me and I continue to have it on a regular schedule throughout the year because it has helped my 82 year old body in so many ways."