Willow Clinic follows 5,000 years of Oriental medical tradition. In the spirit of generations of physicians before us, we strive to provide the most comprehensive system of health care possible. Our modalities include acupuncture, acupressure, therapeutic herbs, relaxation, tuina, moxibustion, nutrition, prescribed exercises, and other lifestyle recommendations.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is the oldest continually practiced system of medicine in the world, yet timeless. Because of its integrated view of balance and harmony within the human body it is able to effectively address the most complex and systemic disorders of modern life; and the simplest. It is this understanding, and the detailed diagnosis stemming from it, that makes this medicine so profound.
At Willow Clinic we focus on the entirety of the individual, searching for the root of the disorder, not just pacifying symptoms. Our focus is on developing vibrant health within every aspect of the person, restoring balance and harmony to the whole. In our medicine, no aspect of health or illness exists in isolation. Balance must be restored throughout for health to flourish. At Willow Clinic we believe that each individual has the capacity to self-heal. We act as guides to facilitate our patients’ healing process.
Willow Clinic has been central to northern New Mexico health care since its opening in 1993. It maintains one of the largest herbal pharmacies in the state and strives to provide the very best in alternative health care. We offer education, preventive care, health maintenance and performance enhancement as well as therapeutic approaches to heal acute, chronic and systemic disorders.
Willow Clinic was established in 1993 in Taos, NM. The Clinic combines the ancient tradition of Oriental Medicine with modern diagnostic techniques to diagnose and treat each individual. The practitioner takes the best of one’s genetic information and interfaces it with a lifestyle approach consisting of food, activity, and behaviors to optimize health outcomes for each individual.
Caroline Colonna, DOM, Doctor of Oriental Medicine is licensed by the states of New Mexico and California, and is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs. She has a Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from the Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, NM. Dr. Colonna has been the main practitioner at the Willow Clinic since 2000.
Dr. Caroline Colonna brings to patient care a wealth of experiences based on her diverse background. Caroline grew up in Paris, France, practicing traditional martial arts and dance, searching for balance through movement. She integrates these teachings in her treatment approach, continuously striving to achieve harmonious balancing of body, mind and spirit.
After receiving her MBA from Columbia University, Caroline experienced life out of balance as a management consultant for seven years in New York City. This personal experience brings her insight into coping with stress and a sedentary lifestyle as well as understanding what it takes to re-establish a more harmonious way of life.
From a personal experience as a professional triathlete and competitive skier, she is able to bring to her patients expertise in treating a wide variety of injuries as well as emotional imbalances. Her areas of expertise also include treatment of the immune system, hormonal balancing and auto-immune disorders.
“I believe that all of us have the ability to heal ourselves. I am here to provide the guidance and tools to lead my patient to achieve their health goals. The modalities I use include acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, pediatric massage, Chinese herbs, nutritional supplements, dietary plans and exercise counseling. I also use Western diagnostic techniques to check thyroid, adrenal and hormonal levels as well as allergies, and functional blood analysis.” My motto is: “take your health into your hands”
We offer a powerful alternative to Western Medicine employing ancient yet relevant modalities such as: acupuncture, herbal remedies and supplements.
We customize treatment plans and guide their implementation for sustainable, vibrant well-being.
We empower people to be at the center of their own healing process. We believe you are your own healer.