Amanda Archuleta is a D.O.M, Lac. Nationally certified, New Mexico licensed Acupuncturist and board certified herbalist with a diploma in Oriental Medicine. She also has a diploma in Exercise Science. After receiving Acupuncture treatments for severe back pain due to a car accident in her early childhood discovered that the acupuncture helped heal her back effectively. After so much success with pain management she decided to pursue a career in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in 2008 to help others heal as she did.
Amanda practices Traditional Chinese Medicine in the form of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, Tui Na Massage as well as Nutritional and Lifestyle Counseling. She also practices Japanese and Dr. Tung methods. She has her Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe New Mexico. During her studies she completed internships at Heilongjiang University in Harbin China. There she learned a variety of methods to treat pain and neurological conditions. She also interned at CHRISTUS St. Vincent Hospital. Part of the masters program she was also able to intern at the SAFE house for those affected by addiction, PTSD and abuse.
Amanda treats a wide variety of conditions ranging from pain management, arthritis, stress, anxiety, fibromyalgia, neurological conditions, and allergies, meniere’s disease, post stroke, neuropathy Insomnia, Gastrointestinal, autoimmune and degenerative diseases, as well as weight loss. She is not only empathetic and compassionate, but dedicated to bringing health and healing to all her patients.
Karen Carmona, LMT
Ashia Mikumari, Reiki Master
Ashia has been practicing professionally for over 23 years. During her formative years she began to learn about different aspects of energy healing through learning family style massage from her mother who is of Japanese heritage. At the age of 12, she learned about meditation and chanting through Nichiren Daishonin Buddhism and continues to meditate and practice Buddhism in Santa Fe.
In her youth, she began to realize that there was a connection of mind, body, and spirit and that life force energy flowed through all aspects of life. And it was her desire to relieve family, friends and her community from suffering that pushed her towards gaining a deeper understanding through education & experience as an adult practitioner.
Ashia is a Certified Usui Reiki Master Practitioner & Teacher, Certified Access Consciousness Bars Practitioner and holds an Undergraduate Certification in Holistic Health from San Francisco State's Holistic Health Institute.
It is her continued goal to promote the tenets of holistic health, mindfulness and healing practices through serving the community.
Karen has been a Licensed Massage Therapist in New Mexico for almost a decade. In her treatments, she incorporates a broad spectrum of modalities: Swedish massage, deep tissue, trigger point, structural integration, reflexology, shiatsu, aromatherapy, pregnancy massage, Japanese Sotai and Tuina. Her diversity of technique, along with her many years experience, fosters a genuinely unique experience and an integrative and therapeutic session.
It was during her study of massage therapy that she was introduced to Chinese Medicine. Her favorite book “Between Heaven and Earth”, a book about Five Element Acupuncture, inspired a relentless passion for the Asian Healing Arts. She introduced Qigong, Shiatsu and Meridian therapy into her practice and it was not long before her passion for Asian medicine moved her to further her education; in 2015 she graduated from Southwest Acupuncture College with a Masters in Acupuncture and became nationally board certified in Acupuncture.
Karen believes that her profession and her life are forms of Art. She holds Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Washington and has been painting for over 15 years; she is an accomplished painter, her works displayed nationally in galleries and magazines. Karen believes that her art, both on canvas and with her patients is what keeps her happy, successful and invested in the health and wellness of her community. She hopes to help others find health and wellbeing through compassion, kindness, creativity and perseverance.
Harrison received his Diploma in Polarity Therapy from New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts in 2002 after completing a 600 hour course which included over 100 hours of administering Polarity Therapy treatments. Harrison began practicing yoga (asana, pranayama, mudra etc.) and using herbs after an internship at NYU Medical Center Psycho-pharmacology cooled his interest in western medicine.
Harrison began studying Taoist healing arts at the Open Center in NYC from students of the masters Stephen Chang and Mantak and Maneewan Chia. After taking a class with Ralph White, co-founder of the Open Center, called "How to Start an Holistic Center" he moved to Santa Fe in 1994. He received his required Polarity Therapy treatments and mentoring from Amadea Morningstar and most notably he sat with Dr. Vasant Lad for the full program of Ayurveda at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque and now practices his own version of Ayurvedic Polarity called Osteo Energy Therapy.
Maya's involvement in the field of natural health transpired through a culmination of several factors. As a second generation Chinese-American with an herbalist for a grandmother, she was exposed to a different paradigm of viewing health and the body. She vividly remembers the way her family would incorporate foods and herbs to treat minor ailments from bellyaches to sprained ankles Interested in the sphere of cultural differences.
Maya acquired a Bachelor's of Science degree in Cultural and Medical Anthropology at New York University. Her curiosity about humanity, how people relate to the world and each other deepened as she surveyed the ethnography of diverse cultures. She was especially drawn to the assimilation process of cross culturalization due to her own personal background. Studying Chinese medicine seemed like a natural progression which fused together Maya's interests in Chinese culture, medicine and people. Her Chinese medicine training has served as an effective tool to study society and how we relate to our environment.
The field of Chinese medicine is also an ongoing medical anthropological study - of how one culture accepts or assimilates a differing model of thought into an already existing one.
Maya realizes the differences in how we view health, medicine and well-being compared to Eastern cultures. She sees the value of incorporating Chinese medicine into the western medicine model to increase potential for better prognosis and results. Eastern medicine techniques including lifestyle, diet and elemental counseling are as important as the administering of herbal medicine and acupuncture treatment.
Since the birth of her two children, Maya has been utilizing the folk medicine knowledge passed down to her from her grandmother. By applying Chinese medicine philosophy and practices to their daily lifestyle, she has seen the tremendous value it has afforded to her family's well being. Maya has been a Professor and Clinic Supervisor at Southwest Acupuncture College and served as Academic Dean for five years.