The UNM Center for Life's mission is to provide customer-oriented, preventative services and medical care in a healing environment by integrating the highest standards of conventional and complementary medicine and nurturing the intrinsic healing in the whole person – body, mind and spirit.
Founded in 2007, the center emphasizes therapeutic relationships and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and complementary. The Center for Life provides clinical services, medical education, research and community services.
Our practice of using integrative medicine reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is evidence-based and uses all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.
This is a healing-oriented practice that takes account of the whole person including all lifestyle aspects. This practice of medicine reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient. Integrative medicine is informed by evidence and makes use of all appropriate conventional and therapeutic approaches and healthcare disciplines to achieve optimal healing.
This is a method of balancing and building the body’s life forces, or Qi, which flows through particular pathways in the body called meridians. Traditional Chinese medicine views disease as the result of an imbalance or blockage of Qi flow. Thin, sterile, stainless steel needles are inserted into specific points along meridians in order to disperse the blockage and/or mobilize the body’s natural immune response.
This treatment deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine, joints and soft tissue.
This is often part of prescribed physical therapy and physical rehabilitation programs because it has proven to be beneficial for many chronic conditions. Patients request massage for many health conditions in order to relieve stress, to treat medical conditions and to promote general wellness. Massaging the soft tissues can increase blood and oxygen flow to the massaged areas to warm them and decrease pain.
Healing Touch uses gentle, light or near-body touch to clear, balance, energize and support the human energy system to facilitate and support healing for the whole person (mind, body and spirit).
We offer the opportunity to meet with other spiritual healers including curanderas and Native healers.
Purchase Your Gifts at Center for Life
UNM Center for Life is proud to introduce the "Cooking for Life: Mind, Body & Soul" cookbook. The team at CFL has compiled some of its favorite recipes and would like to share them with you! For the low price of $10, you'll receive a cookbook featuring a beautiful hardback cover, 126 pages of healthy recipes, 24 pages of cooking resources, and a convenient recipe pocket. This is the perfect gift for someone special.
Give a gift of health to your loved ones any time of the year by purchasing a CFL gift certificate. Certificates are available for any amount and can be purchased at the UNM Center for Life.