The staff of Los Alamos Integrative Health Center, from left, Mark Huebner, LMT; Claudia Munoz, office assistant; Angie Bartholomew, LMT; Nikhil Ramburn, DOM; Cait Fischer, LMT, Anastasia Tsiagkouis, LMT; and Sarah Heinold, medical assistant. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post
Dr. Nikhil Ramburn heads up the dynamic team of health practitioners at Los Alamos Integrative Health Center, a locally-owned, health and wellness clinic. The large, airy clinic in Central Park Square (next door to Rigaberto’s) houses a staff of seven.
Ramburn is a New Mexico State Board-Certified Doctor of Oriental Medicine with an advanced scope of practice in orthobiologics and regenerative medicine.
Ramburn received his medical training from Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, and his doctorate from Pacific College of Health & Science, Calif. He has completed additional post-graduate training through the Sports Medicine Ultrasound Group (SMUG) in the UK.
He said he is the only acupuncturist in Los Alamos who utilizes Frequency Specific Electro Acupuncture (FSEA) to treat patients. This form of acupuncture utilizes mild electrical stimulation to produce faster and more enduring results, he said.
“We take a natural and holistic approach to helping patients,” Ramburn said. “We treat internal conditions, such as auto-immune disorders as well as muscle, joint and skeletal issues.”
Patients range from high school athletes who want to see a fast recovery from an injury to seniors who need treatment for chronic conditions and other regular care.
“Athletes don’t want to be laid up with a long recovery after surgery,” he said. “Our treatments provide an alternative to a surgical approach.”,
Regenerative joint injections in conjunction with electro-acupuncture can relieve pain, promote healing and increase strength, Ramburn said.
He uses a unique musculoskeletal ultrasound to diagnose injuries.
Another cutting-age therapy in Ramburn’s toolbox is platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP). PRP is concentrated from a patient’s own blood.
“PRP contains powerful stem cells and growth factors to help regenerate tissue and treat pain,” he said.
In addition to his concentration in musculoskeletal pain, Dr. Ramburn treats neurological disorders, fertility conditions and auto-immune conditions. He uses a natural, integrative approach (also called functional medicine) to treat holistically.
“Functional medicine is a comprehensive investigation of all body systems,” he said. “Each system is examined within the context of your environment and life experiences. It is geared to identify root cause of any dysfunction. My patients and I work together to find the source of their problems. Then, we can find a complete solution.”
Ramburn uses extensive diagnostic testing to help discover what’s going on in a patient’s body.
“Doctors will often tell a patient that their lab results are normal,” he said. “We look at a broader range of things.”
Ramburn also examines a patient’s diet and lifestyle to come up with a treatment plan that is right for them.
Los Alamos Integrative Health Center includes the services of four licensed massage therapists, each of whom has their own specialties and approaches to massage.
“Whether you are looking for relaxation, pain management, stress reduction, or improved athletic performance, our massage therapists have the expertise and experience to help you achieve your goals,” Ramburn said.
Therapists are trained in a variety of modalities, including Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage, craniosacral therapy, and medical massage, among others, he said.
The combination of cutting-edge care and attention to patient needs, combined with a high energy, upbeat atmosphere make the Center popular among those seeking comprehensive natural healing, Ramburn said.
Los Alamos Integrative Health Center is at 168 Central Park Square. Call 505.396.4030 or visit losalamos-accupuncture.com to schedule an appointment or for more information.