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Acupuncture is well received at YDSP because it is aligned with Native American and Pueblo beliefs pertaining to spirituality and natural healing.

Acupuncture originates from China and has been practiced there for thousands of years.  It involves the insertion of very thin and sterile needles through the patient's skin at specific points on the body, to various depths.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), clinical trials prove that acupuncture is effective in treating many conditions, such as:  nasal allergies, headaches, hypertension, low back pain, morning sickness, sciatica, nausea and vomiting, etc.  Evidence also suggests that it may have effective therapeutic value for other conditions for which further proof is needed.  People with aches and pains, including stress and weight loss, may find acupuncture to be very effective in alleviating their symptoms.

Native American are familiar with and have used acupuncture, with needles made of thorns, eagle claws or porcupine quills, in healing for many generations.  While Native nations are distinct and varied, basic themes do exist in indigenous customs.  For example, body therapies like acupuncture are thought to restore balance in body, spirit and nature; a philosophy that is critical to Pueblo spiritual traditions.  Hence, acupuncture reconstructs Pueblo beliefs pertaining to nature and spirituality. 



Ricardo Barajas specializes in acupuncture and Chinese herbology. He graduated in 2004 from the Texas College of Medicine in Austin, Texas. Dr. Barajas brings experience in pain management treatment through acupuncture.



 Services Subject to Tigua Membership Eligibility

 For Information Call:

    Ricardo Barajas, Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology

(915) 858-1076