DIANE H. POLASKY,
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
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