–JL Marshalltown, IA - Dr. Dougherty treats the whole person, not
just the symptom du jour. In my case, she
has treated chronic pain, high blood
pressure, cholesterol, insomnia, and any number of transient issues. She
has helped me to become healthy for the first time in years. I am fit, blood
pressure is way down, and I sleep well.
She uses acupuncture and enzyme therapy, and she treats me as a whole person with respect and care.
FIVE ELEMENT ACUPUNCTURE and THERAPEUTIC RELAXATION
Five-Element Acupuncture, also referred to as the “five-phase” theory by some practitioners, is a highly specialized practice which is used only by a select group of Doctors of Oriental Medicine, like HeartLight Wellness's Dr. Irene Dougherty.
Five-Element Acupuncture is one of the most comprehensive and significant diagnostic, treatment, and healing therapies of Chinese medicine, and it concentrates on balancing the inner and outer nature of a person to heal disease – including physical and emotional challenges.
When combined with Therapeutic Relaxation, Five-Element therapy identifies the causative factor for disharmony in the body and gets to the source of the patient's chief complaint assuring permanent relief during a series of treatments.
If you suffer any conditions like
chronic fatigue syndrome or other conditions
in the chart below, HeartLight Wellness can help you.
Five-Element is used to help form a diagnosis when there are conflicting signs and
symptoms. Additionally, elements of the therapy are useful for assisting
patients with nutritional balancing and working through emotional issues.
ANSWERS FOR FIRST-TIME PATIENTS
- What does acupuncture feel like? - Most people find acupuncture to be very
relaxing. Patients often describe the needle sensation as a tingling or
dull ache, and this is one of the signs the body's qi (chi), or vital energy has
been stimulated. Once in place, the needles are hardly noticeable.
- I'm scared of needles - can I still have acupuncture? - Yes. HeartLight's needles are much finer than the needles used in your doctor's office. Treatment includes inserting these sterile, hair-thin needles lightly under the skin at cardinal points along the body's energetic pathways.
- How will I feel after an acupuncture treatment?- You are likely to feel relaxed and calm. HeartLight's acupuncture is followed by therapeutic relaxation therapy that deepens the healing. If the treatment has been particularly strong, you may feel drowsy. A treatment generally takes 90 minutes and provides immediate relief of pain and other health issues.
Dr. Irene Dougherty & Dr. John Brady
EXPERIENCE SANTA FE'S PREMIER HEALING PRACTICE
HeartLight Wellness is Santa Fe's only practice offering the healing benefits of both 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 New Mexico's 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.
John Brady holds a Ph.D. in applied psychology, and is a Certified Medical/Dental Hypnotherapist (C.Ht) and an accredited practitioner of therapeutic relaxation in
Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico. He is also a Certified Master Life Coach (C.MLc.) with years of experience assisting people live the life they want to live.
Both Drs. Dougherty and Brady have over twenty-five years' experience, and decades of post-graduate education and academic and professional certificates.