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Dr. Jonathan Gimbel D.O.M, Dipl.O.M.

Dr. Gimbel is a practitioner of Oriental medicine, and has been in practice since 1995. He is licensed in New Mexico . Dr. Gimbel is nationally board-certified in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology (Diplomat of Oriental Medicine) by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).  He earned a Master’s of Acupuncture from Northwest Institute of Oriental Medicine in 1994 and a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine (M.S.O.M.) from Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, NM, where he is currently an Associate Professor of Oriental Medicine. He opened Pinon Community Acupuncture in hopes of making acupuncture, particularly Japanese Meridian Acupuncture, available to those without access to health insurance in the larger Santa Fe Community.

In 1995 Dr. Gimbel traveled to Japan to further his studies with Japanese style acupuncture and associated arts apprenticing  with Yoshi Ikeda on Shodo -Shima Island. He was employed as an acupuncture superviser at Evergreen Treatment Center, in Seattle Washington from 1995-97, a busy drug and alcohol treatment center, where he would treat up to 60 people in a 5 hour shift. Dr. Gimbel is a member of the Toyohari Association of Japan and North America receiving his initial training certificate in 2000 and continues to train and assist the association to refine and deepen his acupuncture skills. He also has a long time passion and practice of Tai Chi and Qigong and is the current Qigong instructor at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center.

Dr. Gimbel has taught acupuncture and Oriental medical theory since 1995 and he is currently an Associate Professor of Oriental Medicine at Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, NM. Dr. Gimbel has been studying and teaching Japanese Meridian Therapy, which is a very gentle style of acupuncture, since 1990. He relies on the skills he learned from Japanese teachers (many of whom are blind and have a highly refined sense of touch) to provide very comfortable and effective treatments at Pinon Community Acupuncture.

Dr. Catherine Maxwell D.O.M

Cat is NCCAOM certified and a licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine in New Mexico. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in sociocultural anthropology from Northern Arizona and graduated from Southwest Acupuncture College Santa Fe with her Master of Acupuncture with a Chinese Herbal Medicine Specialization in 2022. She considers herself a lifelong student of the medicine, continuing to learn not only from each and every patient and their stories, but also from experienced practitioners at regular practices with the High Desert Hari Society.

Cat’s treatment approach in the community clinic is highly informed by Japanese Meridian Therapy and Five Element theory as well as Chinese channel therapeutics. Community acupuncture strongly resonates with Cat’s belief that treatments should be affordable and accessible to all patients regardless of their background, and that by sitting for treatment in a group setting, we help to heal each other together as a community. In her private practice, Cat mostly provides gentle Japanese style treatments.

In addition to continually improving her knowledge and application of acupuncture and herbs, Cat is passionate about travel, exploring and protecting the nature across New Mexico, and language, and is always looking for opportunities to practice and improve her Spanish.

Dr. Melissa Brock D.O.M

Melissa has been in the healing profession since 2000 when she graduated from Oregon School of Massage and practiced as a licensed massage therapist for 16 years.

During that time she studied and utilized many forms of massage and energy healing but most notably, the Usui lineage of Reiki.  She received her BA in psychology from Marylhurst University in 2007 and her Master’s of Oriental Medicine in 2014 at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland.  During her time at OCOM she studied Zen and Quantum Shiatsu under Beth Hazzard, co-founder of Portland School of Shiatsu.

Melissa is a licensed acupuncturists in the states of Oregon (L.Ac) and New Mexico (D.O.M) and is nationally board certified by the NCCAOM as an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. During the last 6 years she has focused primarily on community acupuncture with Working Class Acupuncture in Portland, Oregon, where she gave over 20,000 treatments combining Zen/Quantum Shiatsu theory, Dr. Tan’s Balance method, and TCM.  Melissa is passionate about the healing power of community acupuncture for individuals, our community, our culture and our world.  She is currently studying Shamanism with the intention to reengage the shamanic roots of the practice of East Asian medicine.  Melissa is in private practice offering acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Shiatsu, and Reiki and is a supervisor at Southwest Acupuncture College.


Shastina F.'s Review Shastina F.
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Pinion Community Acupuncture is a great place, and a lovely healing space. The Acupuncturists and everyone there, are wonderful, caring people who are very...

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Gaia R.'s Review Gaia R.
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The practitioners here know what they are doing and the ambience is cool, clean and friendly.

I go regularly now, and the effects are cumulative. At 63...

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Taylor O.'s Review Taylor O.
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This is the most wonderful spot! I went in with bad sciatica and Jonathon brilliantly treated me reguarly for two months. They are so friendly, knowledgable...

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