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Jacob Wilcox, DOM

Dr. Jacob Wilcox, DOM

Doctor Of Oriental Medicine, Owner

Dr. Jacob Wilcox, DOM, is a Nationally Board Certified Diplomate in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology (NCCAOM). He received his training and Master’s in Oriental Medicine from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in A lbuquerque, NM. In addition to his training at IICM, he has extensive training in Classical Acupuncture, most especially with Jeffrey Yuen, an 88th generation Daoist master. Dr. Wilcox also possesses a master’s degree from St. John’s College of Santa Fe.


Dr. Wilcox began practicing acupuncture in 2004 in Rochester, NY where he ran a busy clinic and provided over 20,000 treatments for a vast range of ailments. In that time he gained many specialized treatment protocols and diagnostic techniques unknown to most other acupuncturists, allowing him to bring a wealth of clinical experience to Santa Fe. He and his wife and two children returned to New Mexico in 2015


In addition to Acupuncture, Dr. Wilcox also formulates and manufactures his own line of high quality Chinese Herbal tinctures and other Chinese medicinal products. He maintains an extensive loose bulk herb pharmacy from which he prepares customized herbal (decoctions) formulas for patients.


Dr. Wilcox’s training, experience, and philosophic approach all contribute to his ability to understand and successfully treat a wide spectrum of illnesses, especially long term, chronic and degenerative diseases.


Dr. Wilcox is committed to educating patients and the general public about the benefits of acupuncture through public talks and speaking at support groups for people coping with chronic illness. He has authored and conducted talks on: “The Myths of Disease,” “Managing Stress from a Chinese Medical Perspective,” Treating Insomnia & Sleep Issues with Acupuncture,” “Introduction to Classical Acupuncture,” and “Treating & Preventing the Common Cold with Chinese Folk Medicine.” He was also invited to speak at Highland Hospital Oncology Center in Rochester, NY about acupuncture support and treatment options for people undergoing cancer therapy. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Wilcox is a faculty instructor at Southwest Acupuncture College where he teaches Single Chinese Herbs, Herbal Clinic, and a specialty clinic in Classical Acupuncture.

Picture of Nayeli Navarro, DOM, who is an Acupuncturist and Chinese Medical Herbalist for Ancient Wisdom Healing Arts in Santa Fe, NM

Dr. Nayeli D. Navarro, DOM

Doctor Of Oriental Medicine

Dr. Nayeli Navarro is a New Mexico Licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine and is NCCAOM certified in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine and Herbalism. She graduated from Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, NM in 2014, and holds a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from The University of Arizona, Tucson (1998). She has advanced training in auricular acupuncture, Classical Acupuncture, Chinese Herbalism, and gynecological and hormonal conditions, and is experienced in treating pain, auto-immune disorders, thyroid disorders, chronic health conditions, women’s health, and nutrition.


Dr. Navarro’s healing style is greatly influenced by several primary elements of her life: witnessing the cultural connections of the healing practices of her mother and elders (and receiving healings from both curanderos and sobadoras), a strong internal practice of Qi Gong and Tai Chi, and a simple farming life growing medicinal plants in Northern New Mexico. As she progressed on her path as a practitioner of Oriental Medicine, she became aligned with Classical Acupuncture, particularly with the lineage of Daoist master Jeffrey Yuen. Working with patients, she draws on the insights and practices of the many teachers and healers who have so powerfully touched her life.


Dr. Navarro also has over a decade of birth work experience as a Full Circle Doula (International Center for Traditional Childbirth) and as a midwife assistant. She has professional training as a Certified Lactation Educator through Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), and in Holding Space for Infant Loss through the Institute for Birth, Breath, and Death. She brings together Chinese Medicine, traditional cultural wisdom, and her knowledge and skills as a birth worker to treat birth-givers both prenatally and postpartum. Among her experiences, she has especially loved sharing Chinese Nutrition with young parents through a hands-on class at Breath of My Heart Birthplace in Española, NM, and holding sacred space for infant loss through circles at Tewa Women United.


Dr. Navarro lives and raises her family in Pecos, New Mexico. She enjoys weaving, hiking, and gardening. She was awarded a Fulcrum Fund Grant for a community Backstrap Weaving project in Northern NM, and an artist residency at Blue Mountain Center in upstate NY to continue her drawing and printmaking practice. Through the integration of her interests, she practices compassion, self-discovery, remembrance of our original nature, and renewal through reconnection.