Acupuncture Pain Specialist in Albuquerque

About Richard A Connell, DOM
Richard A Connell, DOM is a pain specialist, Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Licensed Acupuncturist in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Dr Connell is a highly qualified and experienced Acupuncturist. He is nationally board certified (Highest NCCAOM Diplomat status) in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He has more than fifteen years of experience successfully treating common and complex pain issues with Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine, both as a Licensed Primary Care Physician and as a Licensed Acupucturist. Dr Connell keeps up with current research and utilizes the best and most appropriate Acupuncture techniques for the safe, natural and effective treatment and rehabilitation from all types of pain and discomfort.

Pain Management Cover Article Featuring Richard A Connell, DOM Licensed Acupuncturist 12 school Street Albuquerque, NM  87109

Albuquerque Journal Cover Story Featuring Dr Connell

Why Acupuncture? 

“It seems that a lot of my patients find me after they have tried almost everything else to relieve their pain and discomfort. Nothing has helped or worked as well as they hoped or they didn’t like the answers they received from other healthcare providers. Maybe they didn’t like the drugs or painkillers they were prescribed. These are the cases that I thrive on. I love the challenge and usually up to it because I have unique skills, techniques and experience that I put into my acupuncture treatments. It is extremely gratifying to be able to quickly and easily help people with health problems that they thought were beyond help or that they feared they just had to live with.”

Why Choose Dr Connell As Your Acupuncturist?

Doctor Connell earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Maine. Dr Connell received his Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine training and graduate medical degree at Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, NM, where he subsequently was an Associate Professor, teaching specialized and advanced acupuncture and manual therapy techniques. He also graduated from East-West Healing Arts Institute in Madison, WI with a specialty in Asian Bodywork and Eastern Medical Massage. During that time he apprenticed with a famous Chinese Acupuncturist. Dr Connell also attended The Wat Po Traditional Medical School in Bangkok, Thailand, where he earned his Certification in Traditional Thai Massage. He earned a yoga instructors certificate after intensive study in Rishikesh, India. 

“I achieve the fastest, most thorough, and longest lasting results for each patient by combining all of my unique knowledge and skills into a very effective acupuncture treatment.”

Dr Connell is your best choice as your Acupuncturist for pain in Albuquerque.

Richard A. Connell has a proven track record of success using acupuncture, massage therapy and manual therapy to treat:
 Back Pain (Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar, Sacral, Including Disk Disorders), Low Back Pain (Lumbago, Sciatica), Neck Pain, Jaw Pain (Including TMJ), Shoulder Pain, Leg Pain (Including Sciatic Pain), Knee Pain, Headaches (including Migraine Headaches, Sinus Headaches, Tension Headaches), Foot Pain (Including Plantar Fasciitis), Ankle Pain, Arm Pain, Hip Pain (Including Sciatica), Hand Pain, Wrist Pain (Including Carpal Tunnel Syndrome) and many other pain disorders.

Learn more about Dr Connell’s expertise and success with acupuncture for pain call his Albuquerque, NM office at (505) 872-0700.



  • I have had chronic neck and shoulder pain for over ten years. While I have had temporary relief with chiropractic work, nothing has been permanent.  After two sessions of acupuncture my pain...
  • Dr Connell has really taken the time to treat my condition. I went in with De Quervains Tenosynovitis. A very painful condition. I have a right hand that I can use...
  • I recently went to see Dr. Connell for help with my migraines. I was nervous because I had heard from some of my friends that they weren’t impressed with the acupuncturists...
  • I had been suffering from nearly daily migraine headaches for about 6 months; which were having a significant impact on my work and home life. My MD prescribed a medication that...
  • Dr. Rick and Megan, Thank you, again, so much for helping me overcome the pain in my feet! Your acupuncture treatments have brought life back to me and allowed me to...
  • I had been having severe pain from headaches almost every day for several weeks. I went to see Dr. Connell and had immediate pain relief. I have been to other acupuncture...
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