Menstrual Problems & Menopause
Acute & Chronic Pain
Japanese-style Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Dr. Janet Padma Mandell, DOM
As a Doctor of Oriental Medicine with over 25 years of experience in practice, Janet Padma Mandell combines the modalities of acupuncture, moxibustion, homeopathy, herbal medicine, dietary and lifestyle counseling, to best suit the needs of each patient. She enjoys treating patients with a wide variety of medical conditions and wellness goals, understanding that the most effective treatment supports the bod's innate wisdom to heal itself.
Dr. Mandell was first introduced to natural healing systems while pursuing a bachelor's degree in psychology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Her journey led her to study herbal medicine at the California School of Herbal Studies in Forestville, CA; and then to Southwest Acupuncture College's Santa Fe Campus, where in 1991 she was within their first graduating class to earn a Master's Degree in Acupuncture. In 1998 Janet began studying traditional Japanese acupuncture with her Sensei, T. K. Kuwahara, the founder of Hari style acupuncture. Since then, studying and practicing Japanese-style acupuncture has been her passion. She has visited Japan twice to study with the modern masters there.
In 2004, Dr. Mandell began teaching and supervising at Southwest Acupuncture College's student clinic. Her areas of instruction have included techniques of acupuncture and moxibustion, diagnosis, Japanese Meridian Therapy clinic, and the HIV support clinic. She has enjoyed training, mentoring, and sharing inspiration with multiple classes of students.
Janet has now completed her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) degree, at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA. This is the most advanced degree currently offered in the field, with her studies focused on integrative medicine and research. Dr. Mandell's research explored the feasibility of integrating acupuncture at Community Health Centers in New Mexico.
Dr. Mandell began studying homeopathy during the 1990s while searching for medicine that would be gentle and easily tolerated by pregnant women, infants and children. Over the years she found homeopathy to offer a profound level of healing for clients of all ages. She practices homeopathy using classical methods, informed by the advances made in that field over the last twenty-plus years, including the use of computer databases to search for newer remedies. Her primary homeopathic mentor has been Lou Klein of Vancouver, Canada, and she has studied extensively with Jan Scholten of Utrecht, Netherlands.
Regarding her approach to care, Dr. Mandell says: "I endeavor to listen deeply to the needs expressed by my clients. To combine a gentle touch with great focus, to provide energetic nourishment and relaxation, to help guide the client back to balance and health. It has been my great joy working with families here in Santa Fe for the past 25 years. I am delighted to have joined the Mountain Spirit Integrative Medicine team, here at our beautiful Downtown Clinic. With the help of the expert administrative staff there, I am now able to focus all of my healing energy on patient care."