Center for Life Opens with UNM Employee Discount

10 Percent Discount for UNM/UNMH Employees on Paid-up-front Services thru December 2008

The UNM Health Sciences Center Section of Integrative Medicine is proud to announce that its new UNM Center for Life Integrative Medicine Specialty Clinic is opening on Monday, December 3.

The new Center will embody all aspects of health, wellness, and healing, by integrating both proven and promising complementary approaches into conventional medical interventions.

Clinical services currently available include:

-Integrative Medicine Consultations (with Melissa Kennedy MD, Maureen Small MD) -Non-pharmacological Pain Management and Stress Management (with Brian M. Shelley MD)

-Traditional Oriental medicine/acupuncture (with M.E. Smith-Fassler RN, DOM, Manning Hudson DOM)

-Massage Therapy (with Annberlin Schaad LMT)

 -Non-invasive Myofascial Release and Physical Therapy (with Diane Beach PT)

-Natural Skin Care Consultations and custom facials (with Annberlin Schaad LMT and Aesthetician)

-Hypnotherapy (with Robert Sapien MD)

In the near future, the Center will also provide an opportunity to consult with traditional New Mexican Curanderos, Native American healers, and other spiritual authorities. Other upcoming services will include psychotherapy, bio-feedback, Ayurvedic lifestyle counseling, wholistic nutritional consultations, and movement therapies such as Nia, Yoga, and Tai Chi.

“We are passionate about our work in health and healing and will continue to deliver comprehensive, innovative care,” said Arti Prasad, M.D., Executive Director. “The UNM Center for Life will provide a wonderful healing space dedicated to embracing this holistic healthcare model. We also offer a 10% discount for all UNM/UNMH employees on paid-up-front services, such as massage, natural skin care consultations, hypnotherapy, and classes in mindfulness and movement.”

The Center is located at 4700 Jefferson Blvd NE, Suite 100, Albuquerque NM 87109 (between Montgomery and McLeod). Telephone: (505) 925-7464 (925-RING), Fax: (505) 925-4539. See website for detailed information about our faculty and staff, services, and how to access or be referred to the clinic (Website:

Note: all appointments for Integrative Medicine Consultation and Acupuncture require a referral. (At UNM, see Center for Life referral form in Ad Hoc.) Not all services covered by insurance. Thank you for your interest and support.

Contact: Cindy Foster, 272-3322

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