Acupuncture In Albuquerque, NM

Melissa K Stockton, DOM, P.C.

Quality Health Care for the Whole Person

Welcome to the Acupuncture and Herb Clinic, offering Oriental medicine care to the Albuquerque, NM, area since 2000.

Dr. Melissa Stockton addresses a wide range of health issues, including acute and chronic pain, allergies, digestive troubles, sleep disturbances, emotional problems, and side effects from chemotherapy and radiation, to name just a few. She utilizes acupuncture, Chinese herbology, auricular medicine, and Sheng Zhen Qigong, along with other modalities, carefully evaluating each person to determine what combination will best meet their health care goals.

Oriental medicine offers people two benefits: it helps them to reach a healthful state of balance, and it supports them in maintaining that balanced state. Dr. Stockton’s primary objective is to help people reach their full health potential without the use of debilitating medications or surgery, whenever possible.

Dr. Stockton received her master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in Albuquerque, NM. She is a nationally board-certified acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist licensed by the state of New Mexico as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM). Dr. Stockton has also worked as a licensed independent social worker in the Western medical setting in Albuquerque, NM; New York, NY; Columbia, MD; and Portland, OR.

Call 505-888-6208 today to find out how we can help you on your journey to improved health and well-being.

The Flu & You – How Can TCM Help?

Chinese medicinal clinical studies have suggested that using acupuncture as a preventative approach to colds and flu can reduce the incidence of upper respiratory tract infection and shorten the duration of the illness. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine work by rebalancing the body’s systems, regulating the body’s healing energies, and enhancing the immune system.

Even though germs, bacteria,

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Meridian Point: Large Intestine 4

Large Intestine 4 is one of the most important and influential acupoints in the entire body. The Chinese name for Large Intestine 4 is “He Gu” meaning union valley or converging valley. The point is located on the hand in the web between the thumb and index finger, also described as the depression where the index finger and

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Germ Theory: 101

Why do some people always catch a cold, and others don’t?
Viruses, germs, and bacteria are everywhere. They are in the food we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink, but not all of them are bad or harmful.

Think of the immune system as your body’s security detail. The cells, tissues, and

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