About Dr. Diane Polasky

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MA, MH, OMD, DOM, DiplAc, CHPCAS, FABORM, CADS, DAAPM, CDE, BCETS holds a BA degree in Psychology and a BA in Religion from the University of Michigan, a MA degree in Psychology from West Georgia College, and a MH degree in Herbology from Emerson College. She began her acupuncture training in 1978, and studied in Washington DC, Los Angeles, and Santa Fe, becoming licensed in New Mexico in 1987, receiving a Doctorate in Oriental Medicine in 1988, and gaining Extended Prescriptive Authority licensure in 1999. She has been granted Diplomate status by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and the American Academy of Pain Management, and is board certified by the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress in both traumatic stress and pain management.

Additionally, Diane has been certified in Therapeutic Massage, Natural Childbirth Education, Integrative Primary Care Medicine, Interactive Guided Imagery (AGI), Injection therapy, and as a hospice worker. She is also a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Acupuncture Specialist, a Certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (NADA), a Certified Death Educator and Grief Counselor (Southwestern College) and a Trainer in “Education for Physicians on End-of-Life Care” (EPEC), a program developed by the American Medical Association. Since 1990, Diane has extensively trained with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FSS) and the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids (OBOD/UK) and has had the opportunity to both study and work with a number of indigenous healers and medicine teachers over the years, as well as with renowned leaders in the field of Energy Medicine.


Presently in private practice at The Center for Holistic Health in Albuquerque, NM, Diane provides health care for a variety of acute and chronic disorders as well as to encourage optimum wellness. Primary modalities utilized in her office include the use of Acupuncture/Oriental Medicine, herbology, Bach flower essences, nutritional and holistic counseling, energetically-based treatments, and indigenous/shamanic healing techniques and ceremonies. In addition, she is president of SharetheWisdom Institute, an Ordained Minister (CSE), a NM Medical Cannabis evaluating physician, and a member of the Board of Advisors for Southwestern College in Santa Fe. As a Fellow with the Acupuncture Board of Reproductive Medicine, Diane specializes in the use of acupuncture to promote fertility as well as facilitating women of all ages with issues from onset of menses, through pregnancy, postpartum and transition into menopause. A member of the organization, Acupuncturists Without Borders, she assists in providing treatment to individuals affected by disasters and traumatic stress as well as utilizing her training in palliative medicine to support those facing end of life.

As a physician, author, teacher and spirit-explorer, Diane has appeared on both television and radio, as well as presenting lectures and workshops nationally on a variety of subjects. Areas of interest and excitement for her include topics involving Traditional/Complementary/Energy medicine (and its efficacy in conjunction with modern healthcare), Women’s Health, Therapeutic Healing modalities, Traumatic Stress/PTSD, Burnout-Causes, Prevention and Self-Care, Cross-Cultural Spirituality, Shamanic/Indigenous-Based Practices, Non-Pharmacological Palliative Care, a myriad of matters surrounding dying, death and grief and working with things that go bump in the night.

ADDENDUM: A Personal Moment

Periodically, the question of “why” has been asked me in regard to the areas of study and training I have passionately pursued all these years. It has taken me almost seven decades to finally “get it” and take my place in the order of things. So here I stand…and happily share my answer:

“From birth, I have been provided the opportunity to experience the co-existence of
other realms, learning—often through painful error & periodically with blessed assistance—to listen, to trust, to discern, and to understand and honor the relationship between the seen and the unseen. A double-edged sword, I have simultaneously gratefully accepted the honor and been humbled by the responsibility that accompanies this relationship. It has always been apparent that any wisdom gleaned from walking between worlds is not for myself alone-it has been made clear to me from the outset that it is meant to be shared in order to facilitate and assist with clarity, empowerment, purpose and acceptance of our Divine nature. It is by doing so that, as a stone tossed into a still pond, the effects will ripple out to reach others, reminding us of the truth of the Lakota phrase “Mitakuye Oyasin”—We are all related.” dhp

“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart…” – Steve Jobs

Center for Holistic Health
P.O. BOX 14695, ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87191-4695

Ph: 505.298.7371 Fax: 505.298.7326

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“Before moving to Albuquerque four years ago, we asked our current Acupuncturist for a recommendation on where to take our special needs daughter for acupuncture. Dr. Polasky was at the top of his list. Dr. Polasky was more than happy to add our daughter as one of her clients. She listened intently to a list of needs we had for our daughter and then took the time to sit and evaluate h..

Lori Blair, Mom to 2 outstanding Boys & 1 very special Daughter

Using Acupuncture treatment for nearly 15 years

“Dr. Polasky was highly recommended to me by a friend whose opinion I value. Prior to going to see her, I researched her website and was very impressed with the breadth of her interests, studies and accomplishments in the fields of spiritual, metaphysical and holistic modalities, as well as her many years of practice as an acupuncturist. Unlike other websites focused on fees and insurance, Dr. P..

Deborah Openden

“Dr. Diane Polasky is a spiritual force to be reckoned with! She has such a powerful force in her own spiritual health and vitality that, I swear, she looks younger every year!  She is also a kind minister to both broken hearts and wounded spirits.  Her gentle and holistic acupuncture practice has profoundly impacted my life”.

Sarah McCord Artist/Owner

Putting It All Together LLC; Concierge Decor & Design Services; Be Alive Artistry & Design

“Diane Polasky is a very gifted and caring healer and spiritual leader! She is the reason I am on my spiritual path! I am so fortunate to have attended several of her workshops on shamanism and to have been a part of her Druid Grove!”

Paula Steinberg

“I've known Diane for many years, decades in fact. As a multifaceted healer, she has helped to guide me through the variety of both physical and emotional issues in my life. Her wisdom and humor are invaluable to me as I've made my way through the maze of life. Diane is a warm, intuitive and caring woman who extends her talents to each person she deals with and for me, she is a necessary part..

Morgan Joy OCailleigh, Esq.

“I have known Dr. Polasky approximately 20 years. Diane opened me up to the realm of shamanism. As a teenager I didn’t even know what a shaman was, I just thought it sounded mysterious. She taught me, along with many others, how to walk in different worlds and how to connect with the spirits. It changed my world and it changed my life. Over the years, as I have gone deeper into this practice, ..

Jessica Lamm

Artistic Designer; Event Manager

“Dr. Diane Polasky is my acupuncturist, colleague and friend. She is a consummate acupuncturist, knowing how to use her skills to create healing and well-being quickly. She has treated me for over ten years and brought me back to well-being and total health quickly from two serious auto accidents. She utilizes not only her Chinese medicine and herbology but is well versed in several other heali..

Dr Suzanne Lopez, PhD

Licensed therapist, juried artist, national author, TV expert

“When considering writing about Diane Polasky I think I will have to ramble a bit. She is a sparkling multifaceted jewel and has added so much to my life as well as the lives of my family. 30 years ago my husband and I began acupuncture treatments with her which over the years has cured many many ailments. Me by helping me thru menopause with no hot flashes! My husband was plagued by double visi..

Kristen Wilson

“It has been a true blessing to work with Dr. Diane as I evolve as a manual therapist. She and her guides supported me through the loss of a child, provided soul retrievals to heal childhood wounds, cleared an elemental and have helped me integrate my energetic fields so I can be grounded, present and spirit lead as I work with others. Each time I work with her, I have a better connection to my ..

Sarah Day, OT/L, MPH, CST-T

CranioSacral Certified Therapist; IAHE Teaching Assistant

“I first met Diane more than 15 years ago. I got to know her as a friend, then as an excellent acupuncturist and then one day she told me about this spiritual circle she led. As she explained the concepts of Druidry and how they fit into her life, I then met her as one of my teachers. Diane invited me to her circle of twenty or so people. I learned that she had been teaching and leading Druid..

Dr Brenda Cole, DC

“I first met Dr. Polasky several years ago when I was suffering from a painful case of sciatica.  I came to her because of a glowing recommendation from a co-worker.  I had tried traditional medical care to stop the pain and it had not helped.  Her use of acupuncture along with a few sessions of physical therapy that she recommended freed me from the condition.  Since then she has continued ..

Michael Folsom, PhD

“Dr. Polasky saved my life. And I can only imagine how many other people’s lives she’s saved. There’s no way I can ever express how much I appreciate all she’s done for me over the last seven years that I’ve been in her care. From knee pain to hot flashes to severe chronic back and neck pain due to Scoliosis, Arthritis, Degenerative Disk Disease and chronic inflammation; to allergies, ..

Linda Pegues Campbell

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