UNM Center for Life
4700 Jefferson St. NE
Suite 100
Albuquerque NM 87109


(505) 925-7464

Fax: (505) 925-4539

Clinic Hours: 
Mon.- Fri., 8:00am - 5:00pm 

After Hours Emergencies: Call 911

2016 Holiday Hours
  - January 1, 2016
  - January 18, 2016
  - May 30, 2016
  - July 4, 2016 
  - September 5, 2016
  - November 24-25, 2016
  - December 23, 24, 25, 26,  2016
  - December 30 & 31, 2016

UNM Medical Group

2301 Yale Southeast
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Physical Location:
Building E

Center for Life

Who are we?

The UNM Center for Life (CFL) is an Integrative and Inter-Cultural Center for Prevention and Wellness, treating people with a wide range of health issues, using a vast array of ancient and modern techniques. This is a state of the art Integrative and Intercultural center, emphasizing prevention and wellness along with disease management. NOT-FOR-PROFIT.

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UNM Center for Life Classes & Workshops:

To register and pay online for classes and workshops, please click here. Tuition remission forms may be submitted directly to Michelle Hale at

Recent News & Announcements:  


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7th Biennial Symposium of Integrative Medicine Professionals in the Land of Enchantment (SIMPLE)                                                                                                                                              "Retreat & Rejuvenate in Taos, New Mexico"

  • July 10, 2016 - SIMPLY Botanicals
  • July 11-14, 2016 - SIMPLE Conference

We invite you to attend the 7th Biennial Symposium of Integrative Medicine Professionals in the Land of Enchantment (SIMPLE). It is exciting to hold this event in the picturesque town of Taos, nestled within the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in beautiful northern New Mexico. The 2016 SIMPLE program will host many distinguished and expert speakers who will provide like-minded learners with the latest original research and updates in the field of complementary and integrative medicine including physician wellness, self-care, nutrition, geriatrics and palliative care, herbs and botanicals, medical cannabis, mind-body medicine, and so much more.

Highlights include:

  • SIMPLY Botanicals Pre-Conference Workshop chaired by Mary Hardy, MD - "Clinically Important Herbs: Evidence & Practice"
  • Improv Medicine Show with Jason Pfiefer, CPCC - "Using Improve to Teach and to Heal"
  • Keynote Speaker: Victoria Maizes, MD - "Integrative Medicine and Public Health"
  • Banquet Speaker: Mark Blumenthal, Founder and Executive Director of the American Botanical Council - "Laughter is Good Medicine"
  • Speaker, Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD - "Kirtan Kriya in Prevention of Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease"
  • Plenary Speakers
    • Breant A. Bauer, MD - "Up to Date Review on CAM and Integrative Medicine"
    • Anjali Bhagra, MBBS - "Does One Size Fit All: Gener Differences in Stress and Effective Stress Management"
    • Anne Marie Chiasson, MD, MPH, CCFP - "The Medicine of Ceremony"
    • Stephen R. Devries, MD - "Up to Date Review on Integrative Cardiology"
    • Mikhail Kogan, MD  - "Up to Date Review on Integrative Geriatrics & Palliative Care" & "Up to Date Review on Integrative Medicine and Insomnia with Clinical Application in Group Medical Visits"
    • Victor S. Sierpina, MD - "Up to Date Review on Integrative Medicine and GI Health"
  • Breakout sessions and workshops focused on various integrative medicine topics
  • Special offerings including herb walks, sweat lodge, and shamanic healing ceremony
  • Experience Taos: CAM Community Health Fair

In addition to this wonderful educational opportunity, the conference schedule will allow mornings with your family and loved ones to experience the magical quality that Taos has to offer. Enjoy hiking in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, white water rafting through the Rio Grande Gorge, hot air ballooning in the endless blue skies of Taos, or visiting the Taos Pueblo Pow Wow, July 8-10th. You'll want to take time to visit the historic buildings and museums, attend a live concert in the Taos Plaza, and enjoy the quaint shops and art galleries.

Please join conference chair Dr. Arti Prasad, Professor and Chief of General Medicine, Geriatrics, and Integrative Medicine, and the Founder and Executive Director of the UNM Center for Life, for this state-of-the-art symposium. Once again, it is open to patients and community at a special rate of $150.

For additional information about Taos, please visit the IMdT website.

For additional conference information and to register, please contact the Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development at (505) 272-3942 or visit their website at  

UNM Patient Portal

Pt. Portal

UNMH Health System is pleased to announce a new feature available through your electronic portal "My Health UNM". You can contact your health care provider directly through My Health UNM Patient Portal. If you are interested in messaging or would like to sign up for the Patient Portal, please notify your healthcare provider during your next visit. Click here for more infomation.

CFL Summer 2015 Newsletter

Article: A Day in the Life of a Hospital Massage Therapist

Author: David M. Lang, MTPT, LMT. As published in the March 2015 Greater Albuquerque Medical Association Newsletter.

Kids Supporting Kids Pediatic Care

Please watch and please donate

(If donating, please include "KSK Pediatric Care" in the comments section.)


Integrative Medicine helps kids fight cancer 

CFL Life Enhancement Fund

Dr. Weil addressing an almost sold-out audience at the Lensic about the evolution of medicine to integrative medicine.

The Life Enhancement Fund is the CFL's patient assistance fund. Unfortunately, those most vulnerable in our communities frequently have the least access to quality healthcare services. An investment in this fund can bring healing and hope to those who could benefit greatly from our team of integrative practitioners.

Please donate here

Purchase Your Gifts at the UNM Center for Life

CFL Cookbook.jpgUNM 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.

Order Form
Click here to purchase on-line.

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.

"9 Minutes" TEDx Talk presented by Dr. Arti Prasad, Dr. Kathleen Burke and Dr. Debbie Walhof

CFL Part of National Integrative Medicine Study
See video

CFL News Archive

REGISTER TODAY! Click to see a schedule of our classes & workshops.

Observational Internships:

Observational Internship for Doctors of Oriental Medicine

Observational Internship for Licensed Massage Therapists


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4700 Jefferson Street NE
Suite 100
Albuquerque NM 87109

Clinic Hours:
Mon.-Fri., 8:00am - 5:00pm

Appointments: (505) 925-7464

After Hours Emergencies: Call 911

Fax: (505) 925-4539


  • To contact us with a general question about classes, please feel free to use the email address and we will respond within 5-7 days. 
  • If you would like to schedule an appointment in the clinic or have a question about the medical services we offer, please call us at 925-7464.  The email above does NOT meet federal requirements to protect patient information.
  • If you would like to contact your provider with a question or information, we now offer a secure site called the Patient Portal and would love to sign you up at your next clinic visit.  If you're not signed up for the Patient Portal yet, please call us at 925-7464 for more information.  (Federal law requires that we can only sign you up for the Patient Portal after you sign the required form, but we're happy to give you more information over the phone.)


CFL Services

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UNM Center for Life offers balanced solutions for health

UNM Center for Life empowers you to be healthy

Myofascial therapy at UNM Center for Life

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Acupuncture services at UNM Center for Life

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Chiropractic services at UNM Center for Life

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Center for Life brings balance to health and body

Center for Life recognized for integrative medicine

Specialized treatment for cancer patients

Oncology massage helps improve life for cancer patients

Integrative techniques can help you reach weight loss goals

Healing Touch therapy can relieve pain

Healing Touch helps healing by balancing energy

Acupuncture can stimulate healing

Using acupuncture to help cancer patients

Chiropractic care can help relieve neck pain, headaches