Treasurer of the Board
Acazia began studying herbal remedies and bodywork as a teenager. Growing up she was taught that health was rooted in the relationship of mind, body and spirit. As she learned more about Eastern Medicine and the use of herbs, bodywork, and food, it only made sense to her that she would pursue studying Chinese Medicine. She eventually found her way to Santa Fe, New Mexico to pursue her degree from Southwest Acupuncture College.
Acazia is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (New Mexico) and a Nationally Board Certified Diplomat in Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is also a Certified Practitioner in The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®. Acazia has a very gentle approach to acupuncture with a foundation in Japanese Meridian Therapy, an insertive and non-insertive needling technique that is great for adults and children. She began studying Japanese Meridian Therapy in 2004 with Sensei T. Koei Kowahara and continues to study this style as she emphasizes it in her work.
Acazia incorporates shiatsu, sotai, herbal remedies, and the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy into her treatments. While Acazia has experience treating a wide range of conditions, she has a particular affinity for treating women’s health, pre and post natal, fertility and pediatrics.
Dr. Gilmore is deeply committed to being active within her community. While she was Secretary of the New Mexico Society of Acupuncture and Asian Medicine (NMSAAM) she worked to spread the availability and knowledge of acupuncture. She has dedicated her time volunteering at the Community Acupuncture Project: a free-low cost clinic. She also helped spearhead the Veterans Project in Pojoaque, NM, which offered free Auricular Acupuncture to Veterans and their families.
Her love of acupuncture and travel has taken Acazia around the globe. In 2010, she went to Haiti with a team of doctors from Acupuncturists without Borders and provided aid to those affected by the earthquake. In 2011 and 2013, Acazia traveled to Myanmar where she treated patients and taught Acupuncture through the MettaDana Project. Acazia hopes that through each treatment she makes a difference in the health of the patient, and thereby the community.