-TJ New York, NY - I struggled with painful stomach issues which puzzled medical doctors and had a flare up while I was working temporarily on a motion picture in Santa Fe. I was looking for an acupuncturist to supplement treatment I had at home in NYC when I came across Dr. Irene Dougherty’s HeartLight Wellness website.

When I read Dr. Dougherty’s profile, I was intrigued that she was both a Master acupuncturist AND a Loomis Digestive Health Specialist as well. I was skeptical because of my frustrating encounters with medical doctors, but I really needed some help. After only two visits with Dr. Dougherty, I noticed a huge improvement and a year later I am symptom-free. HEARTLIGHT TINY LOGO 25 X 1png  

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At HeartLight Wellness we want to help you restore your Digestive System so you can eat whatever you want. We focus on your unique needs and treat you with the very best in proven, drug-free, digestive healthcare treatment using Acupuncture, Loomis digestive enzyme therapy, and stress management therapy.


We all need food to live, but millions of Americans like you have gastrointestinal problems. The result is digestive mayhem that controls our lives and makes us miserable!

Sadly, the older we get, the more we suffer from poor digestion. Last year alone, Nexium, the little purple heartburn pill earned $6.3 billion and was the No. 2 best-selling prescription drug in the U.S. Prilosec, Nexium's over-the-counter 'kissing cousin,' collected $billions more.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBS) is also on the rise. The CDC states that 1.7 billion dollars are spent every year in the United States for treatment of inflammatory bowel disorders resulting in more than 100,000 hospitalizations. Consider the following statistics for all digestive disorders for the U.S.:

60 to 70 million American's are affected by digestive diseases, resulting in:
  246,000 deaths
  48 million doctor's office visits and 8 million emergency room visits
  6 million diagnostic procedures
22 million hospitalizations
21 million surgeries
  $98 billion, direct medical costs
  $44 billion, indirect costs, i.e., disability and mortality

HeartLight Wellness provides a proven natural, safe, drug-free, non-surgical therapy to put your digestive system back in balance, and your life and back on track!. Read on ...

If you are suffering from acid reflux, heartburn, abdominal pain, constipation, Crohn's Disease, diarrhea, diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, and a multitude of other gastrointestinal problems and failed to find relief with traditional medical treatments, HeartLight Wellness's Loomis Digestive Enzyme therapy may be the answer you have been seeking.

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Dr. Irene Dougherty

Dr. Irene Dougherty, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, is the only healthcare professional in Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico offering the proven Loomis Digestive Health therapy. She is a distinguished graduate (2004) of the Loomis Food Enzyme Institute and is a certified Loomis Digestive Health Specialist (LDHS).

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Enzymes are the 'construction workers' of the body. Protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals are simply the building materials. Enzyme therapy is the science of using nutrition to maintain the body's equilibrium and health. Enzymes work to bring the body to optimal health by facilitating the full digestion of protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals in our food.

Why Enzyme supplements? Today, enzymes are systematically removed by most food producers to extend its shelf-life of their products. While shelf-life is necessary for our modern society, the lost enzymes must be replaced in order for the body to use the nutrients in the food.

For example, when milk is pasteurized it depletes the vitamin A and D content as well as enzymes. The vitamins are added back in, but the enzymes are not.

In short, lack of enzymes means our food sits in our stomach and gastrointestinal tract and ferments, creating gas, and excess acid resulting in abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, acid reflux, heartburn, diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's Disease, ulcerative colitis, and more.


Dr. Dougherty diagnoses each patient's specific needs and prescribes the best sources of nutrients that act synergistically to ensure that food is properly digested and assimilated.

Generally, enzyme replacement therapy is a long-term process required to heal a patient's accumulated inflammation and restoring the gastrointestinal tract with specific enzyme supplements tailored to the patient's specific needs.

When you are ready to take control of your health and join the hundreds of patients who have been liberated from chronic digestive problems call HeartLight Wellness for an appointment.

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Dr. Irene Dougherty

HeartLight Wellness is Santa Fe's only practice offering the healing benefits of Loomis Digestive Health therapy, Balance Method Acupuncture for immediate pain relief, Five Element Acupuncture, Therapeutic Relaxation for long-term healing, and NAET Allergy Elimination Techniques.

Dr. Irene Dougherty, Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM), holds the unique distinction of being one of New Mexico's most experienced Loomis Digestive Health therapy practitioner and the only Balance Method Gold Level Acupuncturist and holds a Master’s Degree in Five-Element Acupuncture from the prestigious Traditional Acupuncture Institute in Laurel, Maryland.

Dr. Dougherty has over twenty years' experience, and decades of post-graduate education and academic and professional certificates.

We invite you to experience immediate relief of your symptoms and enjoy the life you love to live.

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