Dr. Eric Brunn incorporates a variety of modalities into each treatment to offer a gentle, balanced approach that is relaxing and restorative. Having been heavily influenced by Japanese style Acupuncture, Dr. Brunn utilizes Hari style Japanese Meridian Therapy and other Japanese styles of Acupuncture in every session. Treatment regularly includes care for both the front and back of the body, which generally includes bodywork and moxibustion. He will often incorporate Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT) with Acupuncture by retaining needles while doing CranioSacral therapy or MyoFascial Release. He enjoys treating children as well as adults, with success in treating a wide range of complaints such as, but not limited to: stress, pain, sports injuries, sleep and digestive disorders, and health issues unique to men and women. He is a firm believer that prevention is the best medicine, and that you don't know how good you can feel… until you do!
His passion for Japanese Meridian Therapy led Eric to study with many masters of Japanese Acupuncture in both the US and Japan. This study included an in depth focus on non-insertive Root Treatment (holding fine instruments on or near the skin without inserting needles in the body), using handmade Silver Needles (Teishin), Moxibustion, Extraordinary Vessel treatment, Japanese Strain / Counterstrain treatment (Sotai), Kampo herbal diagnosis, Pediatrics (Shonihari), and numerous styles of handwork from the Japanese tradition.
Dr. Eric Brunn is nationally Board Certified by the NCCAOM, and licensed by the State of New Mexico as a primary care physician.
Acazia Gilmore began studying herbal remedies and bodywork as a teenager. Growing up she was taught that health was rooted in the relationship of mind, body and spirit. As she learned more about Eastern Medicine and the use of herbs, bodywork, and food, it only made sense to her that she would pursue studying Chinese Medicine. She eventually found her way to Santa Fe, New Mexico to pursue her degree from Southwest Acupuncture College.
Acazia is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (New Mexico) and a Nationally Board Certified Diplomat in Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Acazia has a very gentle approach to acupuncture with a foundation in Japanese Meridian Therapy, an insertive and non-insertive needling technique that is great for adults and children. She began studying Japanese Meridian Therapy in 2004 with Sensei T. Koei Kowahara and continues to study this style as she emphasizes it in her work.
Dr. Gilmore is also a Certified Practitioner in The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®. ATMAT is an external non-invasive massage for both women and men, that aids digestion and reproductive health. ATMAT is also known to release adhesions while healing scar tissue from past trauma, infection or surgical procedures. This technique promotes the flow of blood, lymph, and Qi for optimal health. ATMAT is helpful for numerous digestive disharmonies, and well suited for hormonal imbalances, thus nurturing and detoxifying the digestive and reproductive systems.
Acazia incorporates Acupuncture, Shiatsu massage, Kampo herbal medicine, and the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy into her treatments. While Acazia has experience treating a wide range of conditions, she has a particular affinity for treating digestive disorders, women's health, pregnancy including pre and post natal care, fertility promotion, and pediatrics.
Dr. Gilmore is deeply committed to being active within her community. While she was Secretary of the New Mexico Society of Acupuncture and Asian Medicine (NMSAAM) she worked to spread the availability and knowledge of acupuncture. She has dedicated her time volunteering at the Community Acupuncture Project: a free-low cost clinic. She also helped spearhead the Veterans Project in Pojoaque, NM, which offered free Auricular Acupuncture to Veterans and their families.
Her love of acupuncture and travel has taken Acazia around the globe. In 2010, she went to Haiti with a team of doctors from Acupuncturists without Borders and provided aid to those affected by the earthquake. In 2011 and 2013, Acazia traveled to Myanmar where she treated patients and taught Acupuncture through the MettaDana Project. Acazia hopes that through each treatment she makes a difference in the health of the patient, and thereby the community.
* Acazia Gilmore is not currently taking new patients. If you would like a referral to another practitioner for abdominal massage or acupuncture, please reach feel free to reach out. *