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

At Hands On Health Care, we believe our holistic Osteopathic approaches and primary care medicine are the best natural solutions for your health needs.

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.

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.

Several years ago, I was diagnosed with severe arthritis in both knees and both hips. Dr. Childers recently performed platelet rich plasma therapy on both of my severely arthritic knees. The procedure, performed in his office, was almost painless and required no surgery, no general anesthesia, and no recovery time.

The considerable relief I have experienced after PRP has been truly remarkable. Because of Dr. Childers’ knowledge and expertise in the use of this remarkable therapy procedure, my knees are functioning better than they have in more than ten years. I have better range of motion and a remarkable reduction of pain.

After such great success with my knees, I am looking forward to having Dr. Childers perform the platelet rich plasma therapy procedure on both hips which will give me even greater mobility. I highly recommend this procedure to anyone who is suffering with joint pain. Dr. Childers is highly professional and extremely skilled, and he makes healing his personal mission.

I am so appreciative of the Hands On Health Care caring attitude and willingness to do whatever is necessary to help their patients.

Thank you, Dr. Childers!

—Jere Blocker

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.

I go to Hands on Health Care for all of my health and wellness needs.  Dr. Childers is an amazing Osteopath who keeps me put together despite numerous inflammatory health problems.  Whether it’s an adjustment, cranio sacral, medical acupuncture or bio puncture (yes I do it all), I can attest to the top quality of his medical care and his compassionate caring for his patients.  I love it that not only does he have medical training, he stays up on the latest natural therapies.  I enjoy my visits very much; I enjoy their sense of humor, their intelligent chats and spot on advice.

I also signed up to do nutritional guidance and lifestyle coaching with his brilliant wife Phyllis.  I have stably lost 10 pounds in two months.  I don’t have much to lose but metabolism got stuck and nothing was working. Finally it is coming off.  The bonus of adhering as best I can to her program is that my cholesterol is under 200 without medications!  I am ecstatic!  Phyllis has been great in helping me adjust to my new status of retired teacher.

I highly recommend Hands on Health Care for all of your health needs.  You won’t be disappointed.  Bravo!  ─Roni, age 62


Several years ago I was in an auto accident which caused serious spinal injuries—resulting in horrible headaches and total body pain.

Someone advised that I see Dr. Edward Childers. Dr. Childers’ gentle hands providing craniosacral therapy began giving relief soon after I started. Continuing seeing him has helped to make me almost pain free.

There are many things I admire about Dr. Childers, among them is he never has the attitude that he “knows it all.” He continues to listen and to learn. Another thing to greatly admire is his interest in sharing his knowledge and skills with others who are learning—students who are becoming D.O.’s, therapists, and of course his patients.

Dr. Childers’ staff are super! His wife Phyllis RN who is amazing craniosacral therapist also, and of course Grace, Sarah, the whole team are kind and caring people.

Sincerely and with appreciation, Martha Van Houten