The health center began in 1983 in downtown Espanola. At the time, we were massage therapists, acupuncturists, herbalists, and practitioners of natural medicine. Our interests have evolved to include chiropractic, oriental medicine, and Chinese herbal medicines.
We believe natural or alternative medicine is an adjunct and complement to modern medicine. Both are beneficial when used appropriately. We are fortunate in northern New Mexico to have the historical and social context for this sensible blending of traditional and progressive techniques in physical medicine.
At the health center, we offer chiropractic, and orthopedic and neurologic exams, evaluation and treatment of muscle injuries by medical massage therapists, and doctors of oriental medicine who can diagnosis and treat internal conditions and provide lifestyle support.
Our herbal pharmacies include western herbal remedies, and Chinese herbs and formulas as teas, granules, or patent medicines. The doctors of oriental medicine prescribe and formulate specific remedies for health problems.
As a group practice, we work within our facility to coordinate treatments, and routinely, refer to the many skilled practitioners in northern New Mexico.
Fundamentally, we believe that diet, lifestyle choices, and mental attitudes can provide for a stable basis for optimum physical health.