Originally published in Enchanted Homes
Taos’ high desert climate and pure air are powerful enough reasons to make the town a health destination. But there is more: the mineral springs in and around Taos, like Ojo Caliente, the first natural health spa in the country, and Manby Springs, are also renowned for their curative properties. The town now has health facilities that range from a modern hospital and alternative and Oriental medicine practitioners to traditional healers.
Holy Cross Hospital
In 1936 Mabel Dodge Lujan donated a house to the town to be used as a community hospital. From its earliest days, the hospital combined old traditions with new and innovative treatments. Holy Cross Hospital is today a progressive regional acute care facility that provides curative, preventative and supportive health care services. The facility’s 80 resident and staff physicians cover a variety of ever-expanding specialties that include internal medicine, cardiology, obstetrics, women’s services, family practice, radiology and laboratory services, orthopedics, pediatrics, general surgery, urology and a fully staffed emergency department.
The hospital was recognized by the American Hospital Association with a NOVA award for their community-based First Steps Program —a program that works with first-time parents and families.1397 Weimer Road Taos, New Mexico87571 (800) 755-6236 (575) 737-3299 (575) 758-8883. http://www.taoshospital.org
The Women’s Health Institute
Associated with Holy Cross Hospital, the Women’s Health Institute offers comprehensive women’s medical services including gynecology, obstetrics, minimally-invasive surgery, major surgery and midwifery. It is also home to the Holy Cross Birthing Center.1329 Gusdorf Road (575) 758-5001 http://taoshospital.org/Services/womens-health-services
Family Practice, Dentists & SpecialistsFamily Practice Associates of Taos 630 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571
(575) 758-3005 http://www.familypracticeassociatesoftaos.com/ Questa Health Center 2573 State Hwy 522, Questa, NM87556
(575) 586-0315 http://www.pms-inc.org/hub/ Taos Chiropractic Health Center 813 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte Taos, NM 87571-6373 (575) 758-8498 http://www.taoschiropractic.com/contact-us/ Eye Associates of New Mexico 1399 Weimer Rd #300 (575) 758-0621 http://www.eyenm.com
The Taos area has physicians specializing in cardiovascular disease, colon and rectal care, dermatology, ophthalmology, gynecology, internal medicine, neurology, sleep
disorders, oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics, podiatry, psychiatry, radiology, sports medicine, surgery, urgent care and urology. If you are in need of dental care, there are more than 25 dental offices in service. Check the Taos Chamber Listings, the phonebook or visit http://www.superpages.com.
The classical techniques of Yoga date back more than 5,000 years and currently, close to 11 million Americans practice it. It improves cardiovascular and respiratory efficiency and decreases stress, among many other benefits. Taos is home to a variety of yoga schools and studios that offer classes for all levels.Santosha Yoga 1203 King Drive, Suite B (575) 758-YOGA (9642) http://santoshayogataos.com Shree Yoga Taos 112 Camino de la Placita, Suite C (575) 758.8014 http://www.shreeyogataos.com Svastha Yoga Institute
PO Box 1446 Taos, NM87571 email@example.com http://www.svasthayogainstitute.com Taos Khalsa Health Center/ Yoga & Pilates Studio NorthstarPlaza #65 Highway 522, Suite C El Prado, NM87529 (575) 751 1335 http://www.khalsahealth.com Martial Arts Aikido Ten Shin, Taos Kihon Dojo 204 Gusdorf Rd Unit 5 TaosNM87571 (575) 758-7109 Taos Taekwondo Academy 204-1 Paseo del Cañón (behind Woody’s) (575) 758-4068. http://www.taostaekwondo.com/ Qigong Academy
Tai Chi and Qigong classes are held on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 9 am at TaosKitCarsonPark in warm weather or at the academy, inside the YuccaPlaza.
216 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Suite H
Alternative, Holistic & Oriental Medicine
Doctors of Oriental Medicine, Feldenkrais practitioners, massage therapists, chiropractors and a host of other alternative practitioners can be found in the Medical and
Wellness Directory, located at the TaosVisitorsCenter and numerous locations throughout town.
Curandera Patricia Padilla
An eighth-generation healer from El Paso, Texas, who now lives and practices in Taos.
(575) 776 1106
Vitamins, herbs and food supplements
Taos Herb Company
710 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Suite J
Cid’s Food Market
623 Paseo del Pueblo Norte
Total Health and Wellness Center of Taos (includes former Taos Pharmacy, now Taos Compounding Pharmacy)
622 A and B Paseo del Pueblo Sur
Taos, NM 87571
Health Clubs & Pilates Studios
The two main fitness centers in town —complete with swimming pools, hot tubs, personal trainers, comprehensive class schedules and state of the art fitness equipment— are:Northside Health and Fitness Center 1307 Paseo delPueblo Norte (575) 751-1242. http://www.taosnorthsidespa.com/ Taos Spa & Tennis Club 111 Doña Ana Drive (575) 758-1980. http://taosspa.com/ Other health clubs: Aura Fitness 1337 Gusdorf Road, Suite S (575) 758-9733 http://www.aurafitnesstaos.com/ Curves for Women 1350 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Suite A (575) 751-1113. Taos Pilates Studio 1103 Paseo del Pueblo Norte Unit 4 B (575) 758-7604 http://www.taospilates.net/ Vibrance Pilates & Fitness 616 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Unit #2 Taos, N.M. 87571 (575) 737-5800 http://www.vibrancepilates.com Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Ojo Caliente offers various natural hot springs for a day of soaking, as well as bodywork, spa and overnight facilities. 50 Los Baños Drive (800) 222-9162 (505) 583-2233 www.ojocalientesprings.com Pharmacies Total Health and Wellness Center of Taos 622 A&B Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571 (575) 737-5810 http://www.taoshealthandwellness.com/index.html The TotalHealth & WellnessCenter offers clinical services like consultations, vaccinations and a number of lab tests. It includes the Taos Compounding Pharmacy and Taos Medical Supply. Pharmacies are also located inside Smiths, Albertsons and Wal-Mart. For pharmacy needs in Angel Fire, call (575) 377-2269. Home health care supplies may be obtained from Mountain Home Health Care 630 Paseo delPueblo Sur #180 (575) 758-4786 Mountain Medical Supply 1399 Weimer Road Taos, NM87571 (575) 758-8081. If you would like to see your business listed on this page, contact Michelle M. Gutierrez at firstname.lastname@example.org