–J.L. - Dr. Dougherty treats the whole person, not just your immediate symptom. In my case, she has treated chronic pain, high blood pressure, cholesterol, insomnia, and any number of transient issues.
I consider Irene a friend who has helped me 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 with care, compassion, and respect.
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FIVE ELEMENT ACUPUNCTURE
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.
HeartLight Wellness Patients may also choose twice the healing power by adding optional hypnotherapy to their treatment at no additional cost - Dr. John Brady, is one of only a few Certified Medical/Dental Hypnotherapist (C.Ht) and an accredited practitioners of therapeutic relaxation in Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico. When hypnosis and therapeutic relaxation are combined with acupuncture they treat the physical and sub-conscious factors causing pain, allergies, digestion, and stress in the body facilitating long-term health and healing benefits (usually 6-10 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.
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.
Dr. Dougherty has over thirty-five years' experience, and decades of post-graduate education and academic and professional certificates.