N.A.E.T. ® Certified Allergy Clinic

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Fantastic, wonderful, great place! Irene and John are so kind and attentive. I've had acupuncture and allergy treatments and they worked so well; Both my newborn baby and I've had treatments.

My infant son has had a bad reaction to lots of foods I was consuming, through my breast milk. He used to cry and grunt and toot all night. At 2 months he hadn't slept a stretch longer than 2-3 hours. After several treatments with Irene he's consistently slept 4-5 hour stretches. I continue to avoid the foods she found to be troublesome for my son and he's doing just fine ~ Amazing! Give it a try! ~ CK, Los Alamos NM HEARTLIGHT TINY LOGO 25 X 1png

Our family has worked extensively with Dr. Dougherty on difficult allergy issues. Our board certified MD allergist who is nationally recognized & a highly respected Fellow in the American Academy of Allergy and Immunology has been so impressed with the results of Dr. Dougherty's allergy treatments that she recommends Irene's N.A.E.T. approach.

We are so grateful to Dr. Dougherty for her excellent professional healthcare. She has worked with our entire family for several years, and she is kind, compassionate, and caring. Her treatment plans are developed to meet our individualized needs. LR HEARTLIGHT TINY LOGO 25 X 1png

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NAET stands for Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Technique. Developed by Devi Nambudripad, Ph.D., M.D., D.C., L.Ac. in 1983, NAET is a non-invasive, drug-free, natural solution to alleviate allergies of all types and intensities. Since its introduction in the 1980s, Dr. Nambudripad has taught thousands of doctors and healthcare practitioners her drug-free NAET technique for acute and chronic allergy elimination.

HeartLight Wellness's Dr. Irene Dougherty, DOM, was personally trained and mentored by Dr. Nambudripad and is New Mexico's foremost expert in NAET. She has helped thousands of people eliminate their allergies and live happier, healthier lives for over thirty years.


NAET is an innovative science that addresses the root cause of allergic conditions. It can safely help anyone, from newborn infants to the elderly restore imbalances in the body and eliminate allergies.

NAET uses Muscle Response Testing (MRT) to confirm allergic reactivity. While the patient is in contact with the allergen, acupressure stimulates the nerve bundles along the spine to reprogram and balance the central nervous system to neutralize the allergen. Patients are advised to isolate themselves from the allergen for twenty-five hours, after which they are immune from its effects. Dr. Dougherty also supplements this process with acupuncture treatments to deepen its impact.

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 D.O.M., M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., LDHS

DR. IRENE DOUGHERTY, Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM), is compassionate, competent, caring healer that has treated patients with acute and chronic conditions throughout the United States for thirty years.

Red Check v1png Dr. Dougherty holds the distinction of being NEW MEXICO'S FOREMOST NAET ALLERGISTS and is a pioneer in NAET allergy treatment. She is one of the few NAET allergists trained personally by Dr. Dr. Devi S. Nambudripad, originator of NAET Allergy Elimination Techniques. Irene has treated scores of allergy sufferers as young as two-weeks old to ninety-six years young seniors and achieved remarkable results.

Red Check v1pngIrene is one of the few LICENSED ACUPUNCTURIST, L.Ac. in New Mexico that holds a Masters of Acupuncture, M.Ac., (1998) from the Maryland University of Integrative Health in Laurel, Maryland, specializing in FIVE ELEMENT ACUPUNCTURE. She is also a Certified Chinese Herbal Medicine Doctor. She is a licensed to practice in four states including New Mexico, Iowa, Minnesota, Maryland.

Red Check v1pngShe is a DIPLOMATE OF ACUPUNCTURE, Dipl. Ac., an achievement awarded by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

Red Check v1pngCERTIFIED LOOMIS DIGESTIVE HEALTH SPECIALIST: HeartLight Wellness's Dr. Dougherty is also a distinguished graduate in the of the Loomis Food Enzyme Institute (2004) and is a certified Loomis Digestive Health Specialist (LDHS).

Red Check v1pngFIVE ELEMENT ACUPUNCTURE for health and vitality, and has over ten years of post-graduate education, academic and professional certificates.

Red Check v1pngPAIN MANAGEMENT: She is also New Mexico's only certified GOLD practitioner of the late Dr. Richard Tan's BALANCE METHOD OF ACUPUNCTURE for pain (see Patient Reviews for results of Five Element and Balance Method Acupuncture).

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