“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 her herself.
Our daughter is nonverbal and has spasticity, high tone, and pain. Recently, hormones and mood swings were added to our list of concerns. It takes a special person to sense her mood and feel where she has extra tone and tightness. Dr. Polasky listens to us as her parents. We let her know how we feel she is doing, what may be bothering her, and what we notice as her problem areas. Dr. Polasky patiently listens and takes all our feedback in to devise a treatment for that day. Having vast knowledge of the human body and knowing how to properly apply acupuncture techniques, she treats these issues and keeps them at bay. As our daughter aged over the last four years, Dr. Polasky has also helped us treat her for hormonal issues and mood changes. With Dr. Polasky’s treatments, our daughter has less spasticity, less tone and less pain. She is able to enjoy her life and time with us.
In the past, we’ve been told that traditional medical treatment of more medicines, with more side effects would be the answer for treatment of our daughter’s pain. With that would also come the suppression of her clarity and personality. So we reached out to what is considered nontraditional medical treatment, acupuncture. Dr. Polasky was more than happy to work with her current medical team and provide an alternative to more medications. Dr. Polasky has become an intricate member of our daughter’s medical team and we know that without her treatments our daughter wouldn’t be able to enjoy her day to day and be on the limited amount of medications that she is on today. She has treated her pre- and post-surgeries and we’ve had fantastic outcomes. Our daughter enters surgery healthier and calmer. Then, after surgery her recovery and healing has been quicker and easier.
Dr. Polasky has helped keep our daughter a bright, healthy, and (although, still special needs) a happy child. She has also treated other members of our family and we always feel, warm, welcomed, relaxed and relieved at the end of every treatment.”
Lori Blair, Mom to 2 outstanding Boys & 1 very special DaughterUsing 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. Polasky’s website offered a comprehensive look into the beliefs, intentions and experience, as well as the heart and mind, of this unique individual. By the time I finished reading, I was sure this was a person I could relate to and like.
Dr. Polasky’s treatments have been very beneficial. I know she is “reading” me in addition to listening to what I tell her and I trust that her treatments are geared to help my body, mind and spirit. I always leave feeling relaxed and have experienced relief from chronic pain as well as acute conditions.
Dr. Polasky’s office and treatment rooms reflect her love of nature, people and traditions dear to her. It is a tranquil environment lending itself to healing.
Having gotten to know her over the course of the past year, I am continually amazed at her resilience, tenacity and drive to do and be the best that she can. I enjoy our talks and appreciate her generosity of spirit and kind, loving nature. It is a full experience to be treated at the Center for Holistic Health, and I am happy and grateful to have Dr. Polasky in my life.”
“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/OwnerPutting 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!”
“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 of my mental and physical health. I live with chronic pain and after too many years of opiod use and addiction I am now, for all intents and purposes, off the drugs I was addicted to. I couldn’t have done this without Diane and I rely on her advice, her needles, her vision and her support to keep moving forward. I am fortunate that not only is she my doctor, but she is also my friend. Diane is a healer and teacher in a wide range of disciplines and I believe she uses all her skills with each of her patients according to their needs. When I see her, I don’t just get an acupuncture treatment, I get exactly what she knows I need. Her intuition and ability to communicate with my guides is remarkable and her joy in sharing her knowledge, experience and love shines brightly. I love her.”
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, I have always been able to go to her for guidance with ANY situation I have had troubles with or been perplexed by. She is an amazingly magical woman with depths of knowledge and the ability to tap into the unknown but not unknowable reality and the infinite wisdom of the Great Mystery.”
Jessica LammArtistic 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 healing methodologies, including Celtic, Native American and Ayurveda, as well as Hebrew, Christian, Sufi, Buddhist wisdoms to name a few. Dr. Polasky is a contemporary shaman and healer. If you can get an appointment with her you can be sure to begin your healing immediately.
I have also worked as a presenter and teacher with Dr Polasky; she is a dynamic, knowledgeable and compelling speaker and presenter. And, as a friend, I have been blessed by her generosity kindness, support and caring. To experience Dr. Diane Polasky is to be blessed.”
Dr Suzanne Lopez, PhDLicensed 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 vision and she cured it with one treatment. In my current life she is helping me overcome Parkinson’s disease and stage 4 breast cancer, both which no longer show up. Besides these amazing skills she has always been an intuitive friend, a sister, a shamanic presence which heals on so many levels.
The specific on the latter is she assisted and guided my husband thru a beautiful and honorable transition to his next grand adventure. She is a true gift to the healing community”.
“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 resources, my inner wisdom, and an openness to the possibilities of the healing capacity of love.”
Sarah Day, OT/L, MPH, CST-TCranioSacral 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 and Shamanic circles and workshops for far longer than I had known her. She led us through ceremonies for the 8 Solar festivals of the year. She was the first person to lead me through Shamanic guided meditations or drum journeys. I have never experienced a more profound sense of wonder at truly being able to connect with my inner self and receive guidance that I was able to bring back to my conscious life. I still use the same techniques for journeying that Diane taught me all those years ago. Her explanations of the Druidic ceremonies and philosophy helped me to follow my own path to becoming a full Druid myself.
Diane’s gift of teaching and explaining nonconcrete subjects in a safe and welcoming setting made it possible for me to have the confidence to explore my own path. She showed me how to meditate, journey and explore the inner ways, knowing I would always be safe and able to assimilate whatever I learned. I’ve waited years for her to put her teachings and knowledge into a written work. I whole-heartedly recommend getting her book. You will find out amazing things about yourself and how to see the world around you in a new and welcome light.”
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 to provide care and has help me manage a long term problem of edema (swelling) in my legs and an evolving issue of neuropathy in my feet. Treatments at her clinic have always been a pleasure. She has created a warm and healing environment that you must experience to appreciate.”
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, severe stress/anxiety/panic attacks, to my most recent health scare, inflamed bowels. I lost 22 pounds over two years from diarrhea, severe gas pains and nausea. I had no appetite, and when I did eat, all I could eat was the BRAT diet. Doctors did all the tests and came up empty-handed. I was negative for everything. Dr. Polasky worked with me while I was going through the tests and treated me for inflamed bowels, including Chinese herbs that worked well with the Acupuncture treatment. I truly believe she saved my life. I started being able to eat again and since then, I’ve gained back 12 of the 22 pounds. My core strength is back, and my abdominal pain and nausea are gone. I can eat food again, my anxiety levels are way down, and my back, neck and joint pain is manageable. I attribute my good health to and wish to thank Dr. Polasky for her knowledge, experience, advice, and her steady hand with a warm, caring bedside manner during each Acupuncture treatment.”