Many common conditions, including arthritis, migraines, and allergies, are treatable with acupuncture, an ancient Chinese healing method. At Santa Fe Soul Center for Regenerative Medicine in Santa Fe, New Mexico, acupuncture and integrative medicine specialist Robyn Benson, DOM, and her team have over 25 years of experience practicing acupuncture. To find out if acupuncture can relieve your pain and ease your symptoms, call Santa Fe Soul Center for Regenerative Medicine or book an appointment online today.

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What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese healing technique involving the placement of needles at specific points in your skin at varying depths. After reviewing your symptoms and ailments, the team at Santa Fe Soul Center for Regenerative Medicine decides where to place the needles along pathways called meridians that deliver energy throughout your body. This energy is called Qi (pronounced “chi”) and must be in balance at all times. When it falls out of balance, you fall out of perfect health.

The needles for acupuncture are very fine and typically don’t cause pain or discomfort. They stimulate your nerves, muscles, and tissues, promoting better blood circulation and triggering natural pain-relieving processes in your body. Acupuncture treats a wide range of conditions and symptoms, depending on where your provider places the needles.

What is pediatric acupuncture?

Pediatric acupuncture is acupuncture for kids. Kids and needles don’t always mix, but just like adults, children usually find acupuncture tolerable. Acupuncture can help treat pain and other symptoms associated with a wide range of childhood conditions, including headaches or migraines, nausea and vomiting, appendicitis pain, postoperative pain, asthma, and more.

What can acupuncture treat?

Many people are surprised to find that the list of acupuncture applications includes one or more conditions they have. Acupuncture treats a wide range of conditions and symptoms, including:

  • Infertility
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Painful menstruation
  • High or low blood pressure
  • Tension headaches and migraines
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Arthritis
  • Allergies

The team at Santa Fe Soul Center for Regenerative Medicine also holds certification to give acupuncture facelifts. During an acupuncture facelift, the needles promote collagen production to make your skin firmer, smoother, and healthier.

What are some other treatments related to acupuncture?

Santa Fe Soul Center for Regenerative Medicine offers several other treatments with similar benefits to acupuncture. You can get these treatments alongside acupuncture or by themselves. During your treatment consultation, the team might recommend:


During moxibustion, the team burns a cone of dried leaves called moxa, on or near the surface of the skin. These heat specific points along the meridians of your body stimulate circulation. The treatment reduces pain, improves healing time, and boosts immunity among its long list of benefits.


Cupping helps with relaxation, pain relief, and inflammation. During cupping therapy, the team places flammable substances like paper or herbs in a cup and sets them on fire before placing the cup upside down on your skin, where a vacuum forms. The suction causes your blood vessels to expand. After removing the cups, your provider makes small cuts in your skin to release some blood. They may place the cups over acupuncture needles for a stronger effect.

For more information on acupuncture, moxa, and cupping, call Santa Fe Soul Center for Regenerative Medicine or schedule your consultation online today.