Welcome to Hands On Health Care; Your Albuquerque Resource for Natural & Traditional Medicine

Picture your ideal visit with your doctor: You are able to get an appointment when you need it; walk into the waiting room and are greeted by someone who knows you; your Doctor is ready to see you—on time—and explains his findings carefully and in words you can understand. Your visit isn’t excessively long, yet you have your doctor’s full attention and don’t feel rushed. You feel confident you can follow your doctor’s recommendations—that they’ve been explained including any possible side effects—and best of all, they are safe and they work!

If you want a doctor who really listens and who will spend the time it takes to coordinate a natural healing program for your unique situation, then please give us that opportunity.

Our unique mix of treatments and services are unlike any other office in the greater Albuquerque area.

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We focus on you—we pride ourselves in economical and effective health care—we get results.

Hands On Health Care creates generations of healthy people


By precisely adjusting the body’s tissues (muscle, fascia, bone, etc.), we restore proper function and eliminate pain and inflammation.


A graduate of the UCLA School of Medicine HELMS acupuncture course, Edward Childers, DO utilizes safe and effective medical acupuncture for a broad range of clinical problems and pain management.


A gentle, soft-touch hands-on approach that supports the nervous system to restore health and resistance to disease.


Develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for you with certified holistic health coach, Phyllis Childers, RN.


Used throughout history in many cultures, essential oils have a wide range of medicinal and therapeutic benefits. A skilled practitioner uses their powerful healing properties in precise combinations to effect emotional and physical wellness.

I felt I was on the path to stroke and diabetes but didn’t quite know what to do about it. I knew I needed to lower my cholesterol and glycemic levels, but wanted to avoid medications and their problems.

Phyllis is so nurturing; she guided me to discover for myself how nutrition could work to achieve my health goals. My blood tests are so much more improved and I’m making much healthier choices. I’ve discovered that healthy foods can be delicious. I’m no longer crave sugary snacks and in fact have no problem resisting them. Overall I feel so much better about myself.

I highly recommend Phyllis to anyone who wants to develop a more healthy way of living or anyone who fears the harm of high blood sugar or is concerned with cholesterol levels, stroke, or diabetes.

Thank you so much for your support and encouragement! –Alice Haley

Albuquerque, NM

Rather than just treating symptoms; osteopathic care treats you as a whole person. Because your body is interconnected and every system effects every other, we look beyond your symptoms and find out what is causing them. Then we work out a treatment plan using the safest, most natural combination of treatment tools available.

We offer comprehensive health services for people of all ages. Osteopathic physicians, or “DOs” for Doctors of Osteopathy, are fully licensed to prescribe medicine and practice in all specialty areas including family medicine, obstetrics, and some of us even become surgeons.

But Osteopathic physicians also bring something extra to the practice of medicine.

  • Osteopathic doctors practice a “whole person” approach. Instead of just treating you for specific symptoms or illnesses, we regard your body as an integrated whole.

  • For this reason, we focus also emphasize preventive health care. We want you to get well and remain well by restoring balance. Learn more about Nutritional and Lifestyle counseling.

  • Doctors of Osteopathy receive extra training in the musculoskeletal system—your body’s interconnected system of nerves, muscles and bones. It is this training that gives Osteopathic physicians unequaled understanding of how an illness or injury in one part of your body can affect other parts.

  • Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is a fundamental component of the osteopathic approach. With OMT, osteopathic physicians use our hands to diagnose illness and injury. We then restore proper structure and function so that your body’s self-healing abilities repair injuries and restore you to good health. Learn more about OMT.

Some people think that medicine is a science, but I know that the practice is both an art and a science. Dr. Childers has been my primary doctor all my adult life because he approaches his practice with an ear to the patient. He listens. He has seen me through my darkest days, and watched me be victorious without judgment. I appreciate his approach to the patient combining the physical, mental, and emotional being.

His cranial sacral procedure helps me. Yes, I can depend on western medical thought from him as well, and I do. But, his cranial sacral procedure develops my entire physical being.  Doc Childers keeps me straight in more ways than one.

For me to brag upon Doc Childers would embarrass him. That it because he is humble and cares. Without hesitation I can recommend Doctor Edward Childers, and have done so for years for those looking for a good doctor.


I am more energetic and I am able to get up in the morning without a fight, whereas before it was difficult. I’m sleeping more easily and soundly throughout the whole night. The best of all is my severe digestive problems are gone. I am eating foods that I have not been able to eat for a long time.