N.A.E.T. ® Certified Allergy Clinic

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Why I chose HeartLight Wellness ...

Before I met Dr. Irene Dougherty at HeartLight Wellness, I struggled for years with extreme fatigue, nagging allergies, muscle weakness, and a host of other unexplained symptoms. I went to see numerous western doctors, and I was told time and time again to stop chasing a diagnosis.

I had to do a lot of soul searching to make my next move. I got up my nerve and shared my situation with a friend who had had similar issues. She recommended that I try Dr. Irene Dougherty at HeartLight Wellness of Santa Fe.

She said Dr. Dougherty specializes in difficult cases using a variety of treatments. My first visit was a pleasant two hours; almost like visiting a spa. Irene was on time, and she focused entirely on my health concerns. She listened and didn’t rush me—it was a total contrast to my experience with other doctors. I was amazed at her caring, compassion, and knowledge.

Dr. Dougherty discovered that my underlying problems were aggravating food and environmental allergies that were affecting my overall health and stress level. It has been such a blessing to understand and improve my quality of life the therapies available at HeartLight Wellness of Santa Fe. 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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