We focus on you as part of our own family, treating both adults and kids in a warm and caring home-like environment. We are committed to providing you with the very best in proven, drug-free, pain management treatment using Acupuncture, Therapeutic Relaxation, and Hypnotherapy.
The Balance Method is known in the acupuncture community as a system which achieves instant pain relief. It was developed by Dr. Richard Teh Fu Tan - The Grand Master of Acupuncture from a family tradition learned from his father and grandfather who were renowned Chinese Doctors. This system holds its roots in classical Chinese texts and philosophy, including the Nei Jing Su Wn, Ling Shu and I Ching.
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 60 minutes and provides immediate relief of pain and other health issues.
First-Time Patients receive
3 Personalized Treatments including:
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.
Brady holds a Ph.D. in applied psychology, and is a Certified Medical/Dental Hypnotherapist (C.Ht) by the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association and accredited practitioner of therapeutic relaxation in
Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico.
Drs. Dougherty and Brady have over twenty-five years' experience, and decades
of post-graduate education and academic and professional certificates.
We offer a free 15-minute phone consultation for those considering any of HeartLight's healing therapies. We will answer your questions and walk you through a typical treatment.