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Acupuncture offers alternative treatment for chronic pain, other health issues


Janet Quintanilla opened Sonoma Acupuncture Integrative Health last June in Sonoma Ranch Plaza, Suite 226 upstairs at 141 N. Roadrunner Parkway.

With six treatment rooms and a lounge, the offices of the El Paso native provide acupuncture, electroacupuncture, oriental medicine and other modalities in a “cozy and calm” atmosphere, Quintanilla said.

Quintanilla began training in the field 10 years ago and entered private practice in 2017. In that time, she’s had a lot of success treating patients with chronic pain, including many referred to her by their doctors after being told there was no solution for their suffering and, “’you’re just going to have to live with it,’” Quintanilla said.

Conditions treated include acute and chronic pain, including migraine headaches; autoimmune disease, including rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and Meniere’s Disease; women’s health issues and neurological issues, including stroke recovery, peripheral neuropathy, trigeminal and post-herpetic neuralgia, Bell’s palsy and macular degeneration.

“We address the chronic problems so people can live their lives,” Quintanilla said. Her goal is “keeping people active in their homes” and helping them to “leave their pains behind,” along with their canes and walkers.

One of the techniques Quintanilla uses is ATP resonance biotherapy, which uses frequencies to target tissue damage, she said, adding that it’s a new technology that is not available anywhere else in New Mexico.

“I want to bring new therapies that work,” she said. “I want to provide therapies for those chronic conditions for those people who have lost hope.”

One of Quintanilla’s patients is an 80-year-old man who is in the second month of a three-month treatment plan for peripheral neuropathy, including numbness in his feet.

“He’s got feeling in his feet again,” Quintanilla said, and has told her he is “90 percent improved.”

A 65-year-old female patient with fibromyalgia is finding relief from back pain which had flared up when she got the flu and was coughing, Quintanilla said.

Quintanilla said treatments can also help patients regulate their immune systems, as they deal with mold, bacteria and fungi.

“It’s incredible therapy,” she said.

Quintanilla said she is “so grateful” she found this practice. “I love to learn about new therapies.” 

Many health insurance policies include coverage for acupuncture, Quintanilla said, and she can also work out payment plans. She advises new patients to bring their complete health records, including lab and imaging work and current treatment plans, which can help her to determine where to focus therapy.

Quintanilla is a New Mexico-licensed and board-certified doctor of Chinese medicine and is nationally board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, according to the Sonoma Acupuncture website.

Sonoma Acupuncture is open mornings and afternoons, Monday-Thursday and has flexible scheduling.

For more information, call 575-618-6900 or visit https://sonoma-acupuncture.com/.