Experience the beauty, simplicity and power of Acupuncture, Herbal and Asian Medicine in Las Cruces, New Mexico with Dr. Allison Howard.

Allison Howard is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and doctor of Asian medicine practicing in Las Cruces with over 20 years of clinical experience. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from Emperor’s College in Los Angeles, spent time in Taiwan and China for extended studies and has completed an orthopedic specialty and been board certified by the National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics.

She was an acupuncturist on staff at Providence Tarzana Hospital for over 10 years, in addition to her private practice, and has worked at UCLA’s Arthur Ashe Center, at the Los Angeles Free Clinic and in the chemical dependency ward of Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital. She has spent time studying pediatric acupuncture techniques in Bali, Indonesia and working in clinic there. While working primarily with acupuncture, herbs, nutrition, functional medicine and Asian medical theory, she also draws on her background as a certified massage therapist and integrates tui na (Chinese medical massage), cupping and craniosacral therapy into her practice.

She has been licensed by the New Mexico, Arizona and California State Acupuncture Boards and holds a diplomate in acupuncture and herbology from the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Allison also spent two years studying functional medicine and was certified as a Functional Medicine Practitioner (CFMP) in 2017.

Allison Howard invites you to experience vital well being, not just the absence of disease. She uses the beauty, simplicity and power of Asian medicine as a way to awaken and balance not only the body but the mind and spirit as well.

Allison Howard, DOM

Healing Modalities

We invite you to explore a different approach to wellness. Our approach is to keep you well using supportive and preventive methods while also addressing acute illness as necessary. We utilize both ancient and modern healthcare modalities to enhance your body’s natural ability to heal itself and to promote increased quality of life and health.

Asian Medicine has flourished in China for over 4,000 years. Acupuncture, herbs, moxabustion, cupping and massage are employed to encourage, maintain and improve good health… Read More

Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine, thin needles into points on the skin which have been recognized as having decreased electrical resistance… Read More

Cupping, along with gua sha and tui na (Chinese medical massage), are powerful modalities. Cupping therapy utilizes glass cups to create localized vacuum pressure… Read More

Moxa is the Chinese herb, Ai Ye, commonly known as mugwort, and is one of the oldest healing techniques used in Chinese medicine… Read More

Dietary recommendations are an important part of Allison’s quest to create balance in the body and enhance energy and vitality… Read More

Herbal formulas are carefully tailored to meet each individual’s needs. They gently bring the body back to balance… Read More

Functional medicine looks for the underlying causes of disease in a similar way to ancient Asian medicine but from a completely different paradigm… Read More

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