Richard A Connell, DOM, LAc
Richard A Connell, DOM is a pain specialist, Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Licensed Acupuncturist in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Dr Connell is nationally board certified (Highest NCCAOM Diplomat status) in 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 techniques for the safe, natural and effective treatment and rehabilitation from all types of pain and discomfort.
“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. It is extremely gratifying to be able to help people with health problems that they thought were beyond help or that they feared they just had to live with.”
Doctor Connell earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Maine. He 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. 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.
“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 treatment.”