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.


Contrary to popular belief, most “disease” is not “caught”; obesity, thyroid, blood pressure… is not destined by your genetics. Discover how to use whole foods and simple but profound techniques to restore your health.


Traditional foods and herbs have a wide range of medicinal and therapeutic benefits. Work with nature, instead of against it, with precise combinations that powerfully effect emotional and physical wellness.

I have been Dr. Childer’s patient since he opened Hands-On Healthcare and even before that, a total of 20 years. He serves as my primary care doctor and regularly adjusts my neck and back to minimize any pain and maintain flexibility. I am very pleased with the care I receive, the concern for my well being, and accessibility to him and his staff. I highly recommend Hands On Health Care.

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.

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


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.