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 Shen Mind Connection

Traditional Chinese Medicine looks at things differently and while it may be a little confusing, there is usually some common ground that can be found upon examination and explanation. One such area is the idea of the mind. The mind in Traditional Chinese Medicine is commonly referred to as the shen.

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Physical Aspects Related to The Lungs

In the world of Traditional Chinese medicine, the lung is probably the organ whose TCM functions overlap the most with its Western functions. Respiration, the immune system and the skin are all systems heavily influenced by the lung, both in acupuncture and in Western medicine.

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Mental and Emotional Aspects of the Lungs

As an acupuncturist, I am constantly assessing. Before my patients answer a single question, I am taking in cues as to what types of imbalances might be going on. In five-element acupuncture, the five major organ systems are the kidney, liver, lung, heart and spleen. When any of these systems are out of balance, certain physical, mental and

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