East West Acupuncture Clinic

Office of Alexcia Trujillo, DOM is a unique type of primary care clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico in which modern and natural medicine merge. Combining eastern medical treatments with the acccuracy of modern diagnostics creates an effective natural care. Compassion, intuitive skills and nearly 30 years as an acupuncturist have made Dr. Trujillo a capable medical detective and problem-solver.

Our patients often tell us they appreciate our practice for being a safe, joyful, relaxing place, in which they have time to talk to Alexcia about thier interrelated physical, emotional, social and spiritual lives and thier impact on health. Welcome!


Services We Provide

Primary Care in the Specialty
of Oriental Medicine

Evaluation and treatment of many internal health concerns can be achieved with acupuncture and herbs. In our office acupuncture is the most commonly used treatment of the oriental medical techniques, which includes: dietary therapy, massage, mediation and herbal medicines.

The clinic has an on-site pharmacy of prepared herbal pills and powders. For some patients, only herbal medicine is required for treatment. Herbal consultations can be provided as needed.

Orthopedic Acupuncture

Dr. Trujillo provides detailed evaluations of injuries to joints, muscles and the back in addition to a wide variety of other types of pain. Trigger point therapy using needles usually provides immediate relief of muscle spasms. Cupping also known as myosuction, relieves tight muscles and many types of chronic pain.

Two types of electrical therapy are available at EWAC: The TENS type stimulation, and Micro current therapy. TENS is generally applied to cases of severe neuro-muscular pain, sciatica or paralysis. Micro current is used to support tissue regeneration, especially of joint structures.

Specific stretches, physical therapy exercises, range of motion, muscle activation recommendations, infrared heat, dry needling, gua sha and scalp acupuncture can all be part of the therapy given by Dr. Trujillo.


Listed below are the conditions commonly treated with acupuncture and oriental medicine. If you have questions about certain symptoms or conditions and don't know if acupuncture can help, please call us.


Nasal Allergies, asthma, sinus infections, colds, ear congestion/pain, sore throat, vertigo, dizziness, migraines, headaches


Vision issues, cough, asthma, bronchitis, neck pain, whiplash


Pain of the knee, shoulder, lower back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, sprain/strain of any joint or muscle


Gastrititis, G.E.R.D.(Heart Burn), constripation, diarrhea, IBS, gallbladder problems, bloating

Women's Health

PMS, irregular or painful periods, infertility, pre-natal needs, labor induction, menopausal syndrome, headache, urinary track infections

Sports Injuries

tendonitis,sprain/strain, optimal function and recovery, fatigue, over-training


fatigue, restless leg syndrom, stop smoking, weight loss, insomnia, depression, anxiety, post-surgical recovery, prostate swelling


In New Mexico, Doctors of Oriental Medicine are licensed as primary care providers in the specialty of Oriental Medicine, so a referral from another doctor is never required with the exception of Workman's Compensation, see below.


It is a simple process to obtain your benefits, call your plan, look up your plan on-line, or call us. Phone: 505.265.6206
Dr. Trujillo is a contracted provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Plans
  • Presbyterian Health Plans
  • United Health Care
  • New Mexico Health Connections


Regrettably Medicaid and Medicare do not cover acupuncture treatment at this time, but some of the Medicare supplemental plans do, so if you need assistance in making that determination let us help you.


We take workman’s compensation cases but with this type if coverage/claim you must first receive a referral from your case-managing physician. Simply ask your doctor for a referral then call us to schedule.


For automobile insurance coverage of acupuncture you will need to have MedPay on your auto insurance plan or have a lawyer who will advocate that all of your MVA medical bills are covered.
I am a graduate of Southwest Acupuncture College, and of a private clinical internship with a Naturopath/Acupuncturist in Santa Fe, Licensure 1986. Each few years have brought a different emphasis and study to my practice, from the ancient classics to the modern medical discoveries. My experiences as a lifelong athlete, meditator, my ongoing exploration of consciousness studies, social sciences, nutrition and current medical news informs my clinical approach.
Twice per year I work as a Certified Examiner for the Board of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine conducting the clinical skills examination for licensure candidates.
East West Acupuncture Clinic is a 2,000 square foot space with rooms available for lease to other health professionals; current associates/staff are:
  • David Landau, M.D. Psychiatrist 25 years of adult psychiatric clinical practice
  • Karen Gilbert, MST relaxing Swedish massage 505-697-7964
  • Mathew Villegas, MST 505-417-4609
If you are interested in leasing a clinic room please call and inquire about availability, 505.265.6206

Location And Contact Information

East West Acupuncture is located only minutes from Sandia National Labs, University of New Mexico, Uptown, Downtown, the near Heights and valley. We are between San Mateo NE and Washington NE, in the first block north of Central Avenue.

East West Acupuncture Clinic,Inc.
135 Madison St. NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108
Phone: 505.265.6206