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About Karen

Karen Factor's approach to healing the body is founded in a fusion of multi-disciplinary expertise and dynamic intuition. For thirty years she has offered one on one patient care. Her work combines time honored medical traditions with up to date advances in health care.This complementary method provides a unique and thorough treatment. Her philosophy of health and well being creates an environment of support and education. As an alternative medicine practitioner, she seeks to empower her patients through active involvement in their health, and developing a deeper understanding of their body.

Doctor of Oriental medicine (DOM)
Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)
National Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM )
Educational Background
2011 Certified Sports Medicine Specialist
2010 Myoskeletal Alignment Certification
2009 Diagnosis and Treatment of Knee and Cervical-Thoraco Junction
  International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine
2005-2006 Medicinal Uses of Essential Oils
2004 Certification in Kinesiotaping
1988 Postural Restructuring Certification
1985-1987 Oriental Medicine Degree
  Southwest Acupuncture College, NM
1983-1985 Private studies
  Edith Davis, L.Ac., Minneapolis, MN
1977-1979 Massage Therapy - Private studies
2006 Fundamentals of Kinesiotaping
  Albuquerque, NM
1990-1995 Beginning and advanced classes in various subjects
  New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts, NM
  Subjects include:
Medical Massage
Sports Massage
Karen is a sports enthusiast who has participated in ironman triathlons, marathons, long-distance cycling, and mountain biking. She enjoys knitting and gardening and has been involved in a book club since 1999.

The first time I saw Karen for treatment, I knew I had found someone special in her field. I was not only a patient with an injured finger, but a person with emotions and complex issues, all of which were part of who I am, and of interest to her. Karen has a depth of integrity and caring which is unique in today's health care environment. I'm not surprised that 5 years later, I still see Karen on a regular basis for maintenance and enhancement of my overall health, and for the relationship we have developed over time.

I have never liked the thought that there is something wrong with my health. Karen understands this. She also understands the power in healing yourself. If my shoulder hurts, or I've injured my back, I want to be involved in the treatment and resolution of the issue. Karen has the skill to treat me, and the knowledge and experience to guide me in the practice of helping myself. It is a partnership of health and well being I've come to rely on.