Why I chose HeartLight Wellness ...


I struggled with painful stomach issues and had a flare-up while in Santa Fe working on a motion picture. I was frustrated after an incredible number of doctors in New York City could do nothing for me. Desperate for help, I did an internet search and found Dr. Irene Dougherty at HeartLight Wellness.


Dr. Dougherty had a 5-Star rating, and I was intrigued that she was also a Loomis Digestive Health Specialist and held a Masters in Acupuncture. I made an appointment with her, and after two visits, I made a huge recovery. I am now symptom-free and healing back in NYC. TJ HEARTLIGHT TINY LOGO 25 X 1png

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We all need food to live, but millions of Americans have gastrointestinal problems. If you have GERD, bloated stomach, abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea you know how it feels. You know how digestive mayhem can control your life and make you miserable!

You are not alone ~ over 70 million American's are affected by digestive disorders, 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
Sadly, the older we get, the more we suffer from poor digestion. In the last few years, 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.

Imagine. No more pain and misery. No restrictive diets. No surgery.  You'll be enjoying your favorite foods again without fear of flare-ups! The HeartLight Wellness Digestive Clinic specializes in WELL-care! We help patients eliminate debilitating digestive distress and achieve optimal health by restoring a healthy balanced digestive system.

HeartLight Wellness provides a proven natural, safe, drug-free therapy to get your digestive system functioning smooth and regular - the way nature intended.
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Experience the life-changing difference of

Dr. Dougherty's Digestive Therapy.

You and Your Stomach will be Glad You Did!

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Dr. Irene Dougherty, Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM), holds the unique distinction of being one of New Mexico's most experienced Digestive Health practitioners. She is a distinguished graduate (2004) of the Loomis Food Enzyme Institute, and a certified Loomis Digestive Health Specialist (LDHS). She is licensed in three states and has treated hundreds of patients with acute and chronic digestive problems.

Dr. Dougherty founded HeartLight Wellness is Santa Fe offering a full menu of healing therapies including Loomis Digestive Health therapy, NAET Allergy Elimination Techniques, Balance Method Acupuncture for pain relief, and Five Element Acupuncture for health and vitality.

Dr. Dougherty has thirty-years of practice experience, and decades of post-graduate education and academic and professional certificates.

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