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Dr. Steven E. Bennett, M.S.O.M., D.O.M., Dipl. O.M.,

Associate Professor SWAC


Steven Bennett is a licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine in the state of New Mexico. He received his Master of Science in Oriental Medicine From the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in 2004. Since 2005 he has provided pain relief and constitutional treatments in Albuquerque NM, where he maintains an Oriental medical practice. 

Dr. Bennett is a leader in the field of Electroacupuncture. He originally studied with Dr. Darren Starwynn in 2006. Over the years Dr. Bennett has developed effective treatment protocols and utilizes the latest technology to deliver predictable, effective treatments to his patients. Steven specializes in Chinese pulse diagnosis and in developing customized herbal formulas for his patients. He has studied extensively with Dr. Jimmy Wei-Yen Chang learning the Pulsynergy technique.

Steven began his medical career in 1986 as a medic in the Army, where he was awarded the Expert Field Medical Badge. After the Army he studied Biology and developed a deep interest in Ethnobotany, which lead him to appreciate Chinese herbology. Steven completed an apprenticeship in 1998 in Shiatsu massage therapy before going on to study Oriental medicine.

He has worked with a number organizations such as Healthcare for the Homeless, where he was the attending Acupuncturist at Casa los Arboles, a residential recovery program for homeless men and the Sandoval County Stars Program, a multiple DWI offender treatment and recovery program.


Dr. Bennett shares his expertise with prospective doctors of Oriental medicine at Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe as a professor, where he teaches classes and leads clinics in both Electroacupuncture and Chinese herbal prescriptions. Dr. Bennett has a continued passion in botanical medicine and enjoys hiking in the mountains and deserts of the Southwest to locate and identify medicinal plants and wild mushrooms.

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