The Alternative Wellness Center in Albuquerque, NM is focused in providing you with alternative health & wellness practitioners who are experienced in proven state-of-the-art treatment. Your peace of mind in our healing techniques is foremost and to that end, we have chosen our associates with care.

The following natural health practitioners are geared to provide you with individualized treatment that meets your immediate, as well as far-ranging, healthcare needs. Our focus here at the Alternative Wellness Center is to enable you to not only alleviate your immediate healthcare problems but also to prepare you for an optimal lifestyle.

Janet Hall

Janet Hall
- Naturopathic Doctor, Certified Medical Intuitive, Herbalist, Kinesiologist, Hypnotherapist, and Emotional Facilitator

Janet L. Hall has a Doctorate in Naturopathy, is a Certified Medical Intuitive, Certified Kinesiologist, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Herbalist, Nutritional Consultant, and Emotional Facilitator, as well as owner of the Alternative Wellness Center. Janet has been a Practitioner for sixteen years and loves her work. She feels there is no greater reward than seeing her clients regain health in all aspects! “I love treating those who truly want excellent health, functional lifestyles, and helping them to reach their goals and dreams, as well as those who wish to regain hope of having optimal quality of  life.”

Janet is a member of the Energy Kinesiologists of the U.S. and a member of the American Herbalist Guild. She is a consulting Kinesiologist for various organizations and teaches and facilitates Kinesiology, Herbal and Emotional courses in Albuquerque. Janet has appeared on KNME TV and has been a guest speaker for KUNM radio. Janet continues to seek out new therapies to enhance her practice of complete healthcare.

Janet L. Hall's full resume  •  Testimonials

Danielle Pence

Danielle Pence
- Colon Hydrotherapist, Biofeedback & Ion Footbath Practitioner, Life Change & Empowerment Integrations Facilitator

Danielle Pence received her Certification for Colonics from the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  She is a facilitator for Life Change and Empowerment Integrations.

Danielle enjoys being a facilitator in the healing process for people of all ages.  “It’s very rewarding to see how fast people can heal with colonics and other appropriate therapies!”

She has three children of her own and loves working with kids.  She is exceptionally compassionate and loving with handicapped, autistic, developmentally delayed and ADHD children, and she is always amazed at how well the children respond to the biofeedback therapy.

She attends alternative healthcare events to demonstrate the Biofeedback process and to educate people in the benefits of colonics and integrations.
Larissa Gordon

Larissa A. Gordon
- Kinesiologist, Herbalist, Nutrition Counselor

Larissa A. Gordon is a certified Kinesiologist and studied with Craig Alcone in hidden pathogens (bacteria, viruses and parasites) at the Wholistic Kinesiology Institute. She is a certified Herbalist at the Alternative Wellness Center, and has completed a Nutrition Course at Santa Fe Community College. She is the owner of the Beauty and Balance Wholistic Health Care in Santa Fe, and now works with us at the Alternative Wellness Center in Albuquerque. She is fluent in English & Russian.

For more than 6 years as a practitioner, Larissa has helped hundreds of clients from Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque feel better, and have a higher quality of life. “I love treating people at a very deep level and am happy to see them be relieved of their underlying health issues.”

Her services include: allergy testing, consultations, a unique European anti-aging program, weight management with individual diet plan, antioxidant supplements, and exercise programs. She can identify and evaluate many health issues using muscle testing and can create the best individual program using natural medicine.

Larissa has worked with the Los Alamos Russian Scientist Group and family members, and is a member of the Energy Kinesiology Association.

Gloria Archuleta

Gloria Archuleta
Alternative Emotional Therapist
Sensitivity Disorder Specialist


Gloria Archuleta is currently an alternative emotional therapist and sensitivity disorder specialist at our center and is in the final stages of her bachelor’s degree from the University of Phoenix.  She is a Kinesiologist as well, with 14 years experience dealing with emotional and sensitivity disorders which includes: anger management, self-sabotage, low self-esteem, major depression, addictions, anorexia, bulimia and relentless negative thinking patterns.  Her therapy is based on years of in-depth firsthand study of the methodology of Peggy Claude Pierre’s Montreau treatment Center in British Columbia.  For many years Gloria has been Executive Director of “A New Hope,” a foundation for sensitivity reprogramming for eating disorders.

Gloria has researched and applied her therapy to helping people heal from traumatic events and the physiological and emotional imprinting that occurs.  Gloria truly believes in the alternative methods and techniques of Alternative Wellness Center and utilized them in her own recovery from a stroke.  She now uses them in helping her patients to full recovery.

“I find it personally satisfying and believe everyone has the right to be understood as unique individuals. I have personally made it my life’s mission to try and accomplish this ideology one person at a time.”
Heather Cook

Heather Cook
Massage Therapist, Reiki
Practitioner, Colon Hydrotherapist


Heather Cook is a graduate of the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics and is trained in Swedish and hot stone massage, Shiatsu, Polarity, Core-Synchronism, and Colon Hydro-therapy. She loves to use essential oils for aromatherapy during treatments and is a level II Reiki practitioner. She is also a novice herbalist and holds a Bachelor's degree in Horticulture. You can currently find her studying and practicing the art of urban-farming among other things.

“I was taught by my teachers that by just holding a safe space for the client and inviting deep relaxation, the body can do wondrous healing itself. I am so appreciative to be allowed to be part of someone's healing journey.”