DR. Viviane Renard RN, DOM, Diplomat of Oriental Medicine

Acupuncture and Herbal Clinic

10900 Menaul NE Suite E           

Albuquerque, NM 87112            

Clinic phone: 505-377-7915  Fax: 505-312-7613   Cell:505-280-8327

30 Years of heart centered personalized healthcare

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Optimal Health is your most Valuable Asset.

Invest in it Wisely.

Make Oriental Medicine your Primary Health Care.

Surprisingly, the most effective new development in modern Health care is several thousand Years Old.


Acupuncture is one of Oriental Medicine’s most important treatment modalities. Oriental medicine  is over 3000 years old. It is a refined medical system to diagnose, treat illnesses, prevent disease and improve well-being by restoring balance and harmony within the body.

It is effective for physical, emotional and psychological problems.

The effectiveness of Acupuncture is well documented  and endorsed as a system of primary health care  by the World Health Organization, which treats about 70 health conditions.


Acupuncture can comprise several different modalities including cupping, moxa,  but mostly it is insertion of disposable and single use, fine sterile needles into the body at certain acupuncture points. There are about a 1000 known acupoints. Electromagnetic stimulation has confirmed the existence and location of these points.


I do not look simply for disease in your body. I look for the root of the cause and the global imbalance involving your entire body, mind and spirit. Many disease conditions exist because of the imbalances within you. When balance is restored the condition no longer exists. It is the balance of Ying & Yang.

Many folks find acupuncture so relaxing, they fall asleep during treatment,  and have  a deep rejuvenating rest.

QI or the flow of your energy:

Energy circulates throughout your body along well defined pathways. It‘s like our bodies have highways and by-ways and those pathways are connected to all the organs.

Points of the skin are energetically connected to these specific organs, body structures and functional systems. If this energy circulation is disrupted, optimal function is affected, resulting in pain or illness.

Acupuncture points are stimulated by needles inserted into the skin, to balance the circulation of energy, which in turn influences the health of the entire being.

Acupuncture needles are quite thin- about the size of a hair, They are solid and nothing is injected through them.

During treatment, various sensation, such as warmth or pressure may be felt, but these sensations should not be painful. Sometimes someone can experience some “charge of qi” which might feel like an electro charge and then it diminishes quickly.

Electro stimulation

Is the application of a pulsating electrical micro-current to the acupuncture needles as a means of stimulating the acupoints. It was developed in China around 1934. Good results are expected from electro-acupuncture treatments for a variety of diseases. Electro stim can be used for 10-20 or 30 minutes and in 1-3 pairs at a time, with the pairs usually on the same side of the body, with a certain frequency and voltage.


Cupping refers to an ancient Chinese practice in which a glass cup is applied to the skin and the pressure of the cup is reduced by suctioning out the air, so that the skin and superficial muscle layer is drawn into and held in the cup. In some cases, the cup may be moved while the suction of skin is active, causing a regional pulling of the skin and muscle, this technique is called “moving cups”. In order to allow easy movement of cups along the skin, some medicated herbal massage oil is applied. Cupping is mainly recommended for treatment of pain, gastro-intestinal disorders, lung diseases and other conditions.  The areas of the body that are fleshy are preferred sites for cupping. Cupping therapies often follow the point selection pattern that is used for standard acupuncture therapy, with somewhat greater emphasis on the use of back points. Cupping is frequently applied after treatment by acupuncture or blood letting





The latest tool in my arsenal to treat you! This is a no-needle acupuncture treatment!


The human body is composed of an intricate network of tissues and cells, all of which are exquisitely responsive to subtle electrical currents. All of our body functions and internal communications are regulated by such impulses, including healing and regenerative processes, and the immune system. Chronic pain and dysfunction is a signal of the failure of some aspect of the body-mind to communicate or process information or energy.

Acutron technology was first developed in 1988 by Dr. Darren Starwynn and a team of engineers to address the need for highly effective, non-drug, pain management. Acutron Mentor’s remarkable effectiveness is based on its ability to apply specific frequencies, polarities and current levels of electrical energy required for each individual patient condition. The Acutron Mentor’s preset treatment menus make it very easy to select and administer effective treatments. For this and many other reasons, the Acutron Mentor is recognized throughout the world as the leader in non-invasive electro-medical therapy.


Cold laser

In case someone has real fear of needles, I also practice “no-needle” acupuncture with my Cold Laser. Discuss this with me forehand.

Cold laser has been widely used for over 35 years in Europe. There have been numerous studies with over 3000 scientific papers published worldwide. There has been no side effects reported to Cold Laser treatments, which are painless and non-toxic. The Laser is a device that projects intense radiation of the light spectrum. It produces a beam of light in which high energies can be concentrated. Laser light has unique physical properties which no ordinary light has. Cold Laser can strengthen and heal damaged cells. Using photochemical processes, laser light inserts bio-photons into damaged cells. The cells begin to produce energy ATP, which improves their functions, assists their division, strengthens the body’s immune system, and causes the secretion of various hormones. The tissues are healed, and pain disappears. If damaged cells have died, the bio-photons help the division of neighboring cells, generating new tissues, and thus bring about healing.

My intent is to encourage your body its innate healing response, to promote health, rather than suppress symptoms or pathogens. In this way, disease is resolved naturally.  Perhaps more than any other feature, it is this focus on your overall health which makes Oriental Medicine so attractive.

I set very realistic goals with patients. I empower patients and want them to take an active role in their healing process. Often I say “ it has to be teamwork between the practitioner and the patient.” 

 As a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, I utilize a number of diagnostic tests or procedures and weave Western and Eastern Medicine together.

Ionized Detox Foot Baths

The detox foot baths are a simple and easy way to detox from old accumulated life long buildup in your
body. It also pulls out heavy metals, parasites, old lymph, joint and organ toxins.
It takes about 1/2 hour and you can see the water changing into the waste water, by the ionizing
array. Footbaths can be done on a weekly basis or bi-weekly or monthly.
For safety reasons, patients will have to purchase their own personal array in my clinic. With a
packet of 10 footbath treatments, the array will be included at no cost.
Certain conditions are restricted from the foot baths i.e. patients with Pacemakers or pain pump
implants are not suitable for the foot baths.


Far Infrared Sauna: (FIR Sauna)

FIR Sauna enhances detoxification from heavy metals, life time build up toxins. improves circulation, aids in joint and muscle pain, boost metabolism, burns calories, reduces body fat, slows down the aging process, relaxes. and makes people sweat. You will not sweat in the first 8 minutes but within the 15 minutes you start to sweat. The skin is the biggest organ to detox. FIR sauna can be a stress buster. It is great for helping with many health issues i.e. decreasing inflammation, diabetes, insomnia, headaches, frequent colds and flu, allergies, poor concentration, fibromyalgia, cancer pain from cancer treatments, asthmas, bronchitis, high cholesterol, weight loss, benign prostatic hypertrophy (reduced) and many more health conditions, that needs QI or life force to be restored. FIR sauna is a special technology, much better,  faster and easier on the cardiovascular system than any wooden sauna on the market.

Ask Dr. Renard if you are suitable for a  FIR sauna treatment. Some restrictions apply.

You can enjoy  Professional FIR sauna treatments in my clinic or you can purchase a professional portable FIR sauna from me for private use. They are compact and light and fits in the FIR sauna designated shoulder bag.







Diagnostic Tools

I have lab privileges at Tri-Core and SED Medical Laboratories and can order comprehensive blood tests for you. I can also do in-house Urine test and Liquid Zinc tests. I also have kits for test Heavy Metals in your system, or saliva testing for hormones and adrenals. I can also order X-Rays, ultrasounds and mammograms. With a pre authorization from your Health Insurance Company I can order an MRI or CT Scan.

No More Heart Disease: Stop the # 1 silent killer in the USA.

Get the CPWA non-invasive test.

The Cardiac Pulse Wave screening shows you the elasticity or stiffness of your cardiovascular system and the strength of your heart. It is a simple, non-invasive watch-like device that easily straps on your wrist and within a few minutes calculates your personal waveform profile. My trained technician can analyze your results in minutes. This quick screening can give you some of the most important indicators of your cardiovascular health. 99.68% accuracy.

Often Heart disease is a “lifestyle” disease which means it is preventable. With this kind of technology and science it is REVERSIBLE. I have a super effective Cardio vascular product in my practice.

This CPWA test is only by appointment in my clinic and is not insurance billable.

I also have an electronic Auricular Acupoint Detector



Auricular acupuncture and bleeding technique.

As the tongue represents all the internal organs the ear represents the entire body.

There are so many powerful healing points in the ear that one can easily treat effectively many health conditions especially the  5 combo point for PTSD, trauma, addictions (drugs, alcohol, nicotine, gambling), anxiety, BP issues, digestive, heart and lung, allergy conditions to name a few.

The Shenman point is such a beautiful point to relax, de-stress and diminish pain.  

Bleeding certain points in the ear is often a great healing practice for many conditions.













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