Chinese Herbs are an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. They have been used for over 3000 years along with Acupuncture. Chinese Herbs can be administered independent from Acupuncture for those who do not wish to receive acupuncture. However studies have shown that Chinese Herbs combined with acupuncture have greater results. Herbs can be administered in many different ways, the classic dried herbs formulated and brewed as a tea, granular powder mixed with warm water or in a pill or capsule. In Chinese Medicine we formulate a unique formula based on your individual condition. Dr. Nelson and Dr. Theroux can prescribe a formula to meet your needs after you complete a health history and diagnosis consultation.
We prescribe the number one rated nutritional supplement on the market, USANA Health Sciences. Every individual’s nutritional needs are different, so please let us help you develop a nutritional program that meets your unique needs and concerns.
Essential Oils are not only known for their aromatic uses, but their medicinal and therapeutic uses as well. Essential oils are derived from plants, seeds, roots, leaves and stems. They are administered in usually 3 different ways, aromatically, topically and internal supplementation. Using essential oils therapeutically, especially internally it is very important that you are using the highest quality oils possible. That is why we use and recommend d?TERRA CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade®, they are the safest, purest, and most beneficial essential oils available today. Oils can be restorative and balancing, energizing and rejuvenating, as well as antibacterial and antiviral. Please let us help the right oil for your health concerns.
Acutonics, n. 1. System of vibarational sound healing rooted in Oriental Medicine and philosophy that utilizes tuning forks and symphonic gongs tuned to the planets, Tibetan bowls, bells, drums, and rattles. Connecting body, mind, and soul in the journey toward optimal health, harmonic attunement or at-one-ment with all things in the Universe. 2. The integral way, undifferentiated wholeness, the essence of Tao.
Acupuncture originates from China and has been around for thousands of years.
Very fine needles are inserted in various areas of the body to help rebalance the flow of qi, increase the circulation of blood and balance yin and yang. Qi is our vital energy that keeps our organs functioning properly and our hormones regulated. Blood is what nourishes our skin, organs, muscles and tendons. When qi or blood is not flowing properly, we have pain or disease; we consider the qi and blood to be stuck or stagnated. Acupuncture needles are strategically placed, depending on the individual’s condition. These points open the pathways where qi and blood flow, to unblock stagnation, increase circulation, thus rebalancing the body so it can heal.
The United States National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization recognize acupuncture as a viable medical option for treating various conditions.
Acupuncture is a safe effective treatment option for many concerns. Many people are familiar for acupunctures pain relieve but it is also highly effective for emotional health, digestive, fertility and menopause.
Treatments are usually about an hour and are very relaxing.
Most of the time patients relax on the massage table, listening to soothing music and often times they even fall asleep. Treatments may be combined with herbs, tuning forks, ear seeds, hand pellets, cupping, tui na, or essential oils. Dr. Nelson and Dr. Theroux have treated thousands of patients for various concerns, they would be honored to help you; whether that it is pain; such as back pain, arthritis, sciatica, headaches, chemotherapy related nausea, fertility, pregnancy support, menopause or emotional health such as anger, irritability, depression, or anxiety. For a free consultation to see if acupuncture is right for you please call us.
Dr. Jacque Nelson, DOM
Jacqui Nelson is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine in the state of New Mexico and Nationally licensed as a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree in Communications and Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin in Green Bay. Dr. Nelson then moved to New Mexico, completing her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Albuquerque in 2008. After maintaining a small private practice following graduation, she joined Dr. Theroux in practice at Desert Health in January of 2012. Jacqui also holds a M.A. in Elementary Education and teaches science curriculum locally at a post-secondary school for massage therapy. In 2006 Dr. Nelson received became a Certified Neuromuscular therapist through The Neuromuscular Therapy Center of New Mexico, enabling to combine greater aspects of manual bodywork therapies into the practice of Oriental Medicine. Additionally, Jacqui has pursued training in Acutonics®, wherein tuning forks are used to stimulate the energy of the body similar to the way needles are used.
Dr. Abbey Theroux, DOM
Abbey Theroux is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine in the state of New Mexico and Nationally licensed Diplomat of Oriental Medicine. She was raised in Taos, New Mexico and completed her undergraduate degree in Business from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. She returned to New Mexico to earn her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College. Shortly after graduating she opened a clinic in Albuquerque NM. In 2007 Dr. Theroux, received her certificate as a Hypnobabies Childbirth Education Instructor, for more information on Hypnobabies. This enabled her to combine her passion and knowledge of traditional Chinese Medicine with fertility, pregnancy and childbirth. Abbey is also a doula, assisting women physically and emotionally during their birthing times.
Our massage therapists is fully licensed by the State of New Mexico to provide a variety of therapeutic and medical massage techniques.
Massage is a systematic and scientific approach of manipulating body tissues to obtain and maintain health.
Ashley Ingram, LMT
Ashley Ingram is a licensed massage therapist in the State of New Mexico. She graduated from Universal Therapeutic Massage Institute in 2010. After working for a five star spa she attended UTMI Medical Massage program and became a certified medical therapist. This allowed her to combine her love of spa work with clinical massage to help her patients with injuries and chronic issues. Ashley offers a custom therapeutic massage experience for each patient, using Swedish, Medical and Myofascial techniques as well as couples, mother to be massages and doTerra Aromatouch technique. "I always serve the best interest of my clients at all times and provide the highest quality service possible. My goal is to heal my client/patients, ease their pain and stress through massage therapy. I am a believer of alternative health, wellness and focusing my energy in continued pursuit of knowledge. I am also blessed and grateful to a job I love. One final note of importance, I am a nurturing person by nature and therefore I am enthusiastic therapist for the elderly and disabled."
December 14, 2012
The personnel at desert acupuncture is very nice and professional 100% recommended
October 24, 2012
I left feeling calm and grounded. The clinic is beautiful.
April 11, 2012
Your professional and thorough explanation of treatment and services available helped make the first visit / experience at the clinic very welcoming.
March 21, 2012
They have been extremely helpful in treating my pain....I would (and will) highly recommend!
E-stim, also known as eltro-stimulation or electro-acupuncture, combines the theories of traditional needling methods with modern technology. After needles are inserted, wire clips are attached to them and electrical current passed through to stimulate the movement of Qi (vital energy). Acting upon the central nervous system and influencing the hypo-pituitary axis, E-stim is also thought to increase or alter the release of neuro-chemicals and hormones, providing an intensified analgesic effect, relieving pain and promoting healing.
Auricular acupuncture is the treatment of a variety of diseases and disorders through the use of prescribed points on the ears. Use of auricular acupuncture is recorded in the Huang Ji Neijing dating back to 500 – 300 B.C.E. Points can be stimulated through the use of needles, ear seeds or tacks, massage, and/or e-stim. Auricular therapies are noted to treat a broad variety of disorders with quick and effective results and little to no side-effects. Treatment of addictive disorders is a common focus of auricular acupuncture (NADA) but the full application of this modality is extensive.
Cupping is a simple, though highly effective technique when used alone or in combination with other therapeutic modalities to enhance a treatment. Cupping has been used widely throughout world cultures over the course of human history. Within Traditional Oriental Medicine, cupping warms and invigorates the channels, moves Qi and moves blood in the channels. While there are different methods used by therapists when cupping in our modern world, it is essentially a suction therapy where heat is introduced into a glass cup, reducing the pressure within and creating a vacuum. As the cup is inverted and applied to the skin surface, the skin is drawn up into the cup, both creating and dispersing stagnation. Cupping is most frequently used for relieving pain and releasing tension in deep muscle tissues but is indicated for a wide variety of issues including but not limited to: headaches, dizziness, chest congestion, cough, asthma and other respiratory complaints; digestive complaints such as vomiting, diarrhea or indigestion; acute and chronic pain situations.
As a mother of two beautiful and amazing little girls
I (Dr. Abbey Theroux, DOM) am honored to help women and their partners during this very special time in their lives. Birth can be very empowering to a woman and I enjoy being able to assist them along their journey. I am a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Doula, and Hypnobabies Childbirth Education Instructor.
Barbara Katz Rothman
“Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers- strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.”
Dr. Abbey has assisted women through many types of births all beautiful and unique in their own way and I respect every woman's birthing choices.
Including: Homebirths, Hospital births, Natural births, Water births, Hypnosis for Childbirth, Epidurals, Pitocin, Inductions, Cesareans
My Doula fees are $750 (payment plans available) and include
two prenatal visits, one acupuncture season if necessary (acupuncture inductions, calm spirit or any physical discomforts a women may be experiencing), on-call 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after your estimated due date, continuous emotional and physical support throughout your birthing time, postpartum support 1-2 hours after childbirth to help you and your partner get situated and one postpartum visit 3-10 days after birth.
Weight Loss Program
Our natural weight loss program consists of acupuncture, herbs/supplements and an amazing 8 week online nutrition and accountability program called the Healthy Edge, empowering you to implement a realistic & healthy lifestyle.
Control your carb Cravings
Get rid of the belly fat
Deal with restaurant eating
Break through mentally and emotionally
Discover what's really in your food
Fit excercise in your lifestyle
Keep your results....Forever!
We offer a variety of treatment options to meet your needs. Depending on your health concerns and wellness goals we will work with you to develope a budget friendly program that fits your needs.
Our 6 steps to optimal health include
Proper Nutrtion, Mindset, Physcial Activity, Herbs and Essential Oils, Massage and Acupuncture.
At Desert Health we want you to experience maximum relief from your health concerns in the shortest amount of time possible. Our Doctors of Oriental Medicine are fully licensed in the State of New Mexico and nationally board certified by the NCCAOM. Dr. Jacquelyne Nelson and Dr. Abbey Theroux graduated from Southwest Acupuncture and have treated thousands of patients for a variety of concerns.
Treatments may be combined with acupuncture, massage, herbs, nutritional supplements, tuning forks, cupping, essential oils, e-stem, or lifestyle recommendations/wieght loss program. These techniques are added to further relieve symptoms, speed recovery time and pave the way toward health, vitality and wellbeing.