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

Appointments: (505) 925-7464

Fax: (505) 925-4539

Clinic Hours: 
Mon.-Wed., 8:00am - 5:00pm 
Thu, 8:00am - 7:00pm
Fri., 8:00am - 5:00pm

After Hours Emergencies: Call 911

2014 Holiday Hours
   - January 1, 2014 
   - January 20, 2014 
   - May 26, 2014 
   - July 4, 2014  
   - September 1, 2014
   - November 27-28, 2014 
   - December 24 & 25, 2014 

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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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Recent News & Announcements: 



Sypmosium of Integrative Medicine Professionals in the Land of Enchantment (SIMPLE)

October 13-15, 2014

Crowne Plaza Albuquerque, 1901 University Blvd. NE





Sponsored by UNM School of Medicine Section of Integrative Medicine, Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and Gaples Institute for Integrative Cardiology

For the first time, SIMPLE is open to our patients and community at a rate of $150!

Register on-line.

Highlights include:

  • SIMPLY Botanicals Pre Conference Workshop

    • Cider Festival at ABQ Biopark Botanic Garden
    • Afternoon workshops in Modern Herbal Medicine; Botanical Medicine for Mental Health and Stress Management; Botanical Prescribing; Cooking with Herbs and Spices with Drs. Andrew Weil and Arti Prasad
    • Half-day Workshops for an additional fee: Group Visits & Social Connection or Talking Medicine: The Healing Power of Storytelling
    • Special Evening Offering for an addional fee: Community Ritual for Visioning - "Claiming Your Vision for Healthcare"
  • Keynote Speakers:

    • Andrew T. Weil, MD - "Integrative Health and Happiness
    • Victoria Maizes, MD - "The Invisible Trigger: Environmental Chemicals and Women's Health"
  • Plenary Sessions:

    • Aviad Haramati, PhD - "A Physiologic Approach to Addressing Stress and Burnout"
    • Stephen R. Devries, MD - "What Nourishes Your Heart?"
    • Henry C. Lin, MD - "Host-gut Microbial Relationship to Health and Disease"
    • Andrew Heyman, MD - "Growth and the Future of Integrative Medicine Education"
    • Tieraona Low Dog, MD - "The Role of Herbal Medicine in Health: Past, Present and Future"
    • Mary Jo Krietzer, PhD, RN, FAAN - "Cultivating Wellbeing in Our Lives and Communities"
    • Donald Abrams, MD - "Integrating Cannibas into Cancer Care"
    • Mary L. Hardy, MD - "Integrative Therapies to Support Breast Cancer Patients
    • Lisa Marr, MD - "Can Compassion Fatigue? Self-care in end of Life Care"
    • Victor S. Sierpina, MD, ABFM, ABIHM - "A Mindful Life and Lifestyle Medicine"
  • Breakout Sessions

    • Opportunity to choose from 46 sessions covering various Integrative Medicine modalities and topics
  • Special Off-site Activities

    • Temazcal (sweat lodge)
    • Drum and Dance Circle

Please consider attending this exciting and informative event. You may also assist us in promoting the symposium by forwarding the information to all of your friends and colleagues.



AWeilThe Evolution of Medicine to Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine is the future and must be the cornerstone of a meaningful transformation in health care. It offers the promise of containing health care costs while improving outcomes first, by shifting the focus away from disease management toward prevention and health promotion through its emphasis on lifestyle medicine and second, by bringing into the mainstream treatments not dependent on costly technology. This talk will explain the philosophy of Integrative Medicine and its relevance to the current health care crisis in the U.S. 

Monday, October 13, 2014; 6:00 PM

Lensic Theater, 211 W. San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM

Tickets $20 

Purchase your tickets: 

Visit the Event Calendar at TicketsSantaFe.

BY PHONE: Call (505) 988-1234

Stop By The Lensic
or the Community Convention Center
The Lensic, 211 W. San Francisco St.
SFCCC, 201 W. Marcy St.

Tickets Santa Fe at The Lensic Box Office Hours
Monday - Friday from 10 am to 4 pm*
Saturday from 12pm to 4 pm*
Sunday, closed* 

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

  • Banyan Botanicals
  • Bookworks
  • The Lensic Community Sponsorship
  • Livingry Foundation
  • Mark Bralley Photography
  • Natural Awakenings
  • Southwest Care Center
  • UNM Health Sciences Center


Please watch and please donate

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


Integrative Medicine helps kids fight cancer


It's here! The UNM CFL Cookbook

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 Spring 2014 Newsletter

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


4700 Jefferson Pic

4700 Jefferson Blvd NE
Suite 100
Albuquerque NM 87109

Appointments: (505) 925-7464

Fax: (505) 925-4539

Clinic Hours:
Mon.-Wed., 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thu, 8:00am - 7:00pm
Fri., 8:00am - 5:00pm

After Hours Emergencies: Call 911




CFL Services

 Dr. Prasad_GDNM.jpg UNM Center for Life offers balanced solutions for health 

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David_GDNM.jpg Myofascial therapy at UNM Center for Life

Dr. Brough_GDNM.jpg Acupuncture services at UNM Center for Life

Dr. Simmons_GDNM.jpg Chiropractic services at UNM Center for Life

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DavidGDNM.jpgSpecialized treatment for cancer patients

OncMassage.jpgOncology massage helps improve life for cancer patients

IMWeightLoss.jpgIntegrative techniques can help you reach weight loss goals

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BarbHT2.jpgHealing Touch helps healing by balancing energy

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MEAcu2.jpgUsing acupuncture to help cancer patients

ChiropracticGDNM.jpgChiropractic care can help relieve neck pain, headaches