Dr. Robyn Benson is a regular in the Natural Awakenings magazine, and each month she provides material related to our editorial themes. This month we asked that she also provide a Practitioner Profile. We asked her to share, in her own words, how she began her journey in medicine, what inspired her, and how she developed the Santa Fe Soul practice.
How did you get started?
It was my brother who inspired me to become an advocate for people with health and life challenges after he died from complications of a heart defect when I was only 5 years old. This powerful experience impacted my young soul and shifted my level of awareness. It intensified my passion to understand how life is fragile for many no matter what the age.
When I was ten and in fifth grade, I spent a career day with a medical doctor who took me to two nursing homes and later that afternoon a visit to our local hospital emergency room. What I saw that day forever changed the course of my life.
These early life-changing experiences, including the loss of my dear friend to leukemia when I was 15, all became defining moments that lead me down a clear path and career to provide natural health care, based on science, to address the person as a whole being not parts.
What is the basis of your approach with clients?
I get to educate my patients daily about the seven primary pathways for healthy living in a time of enormous stress and change. These pathways include connecting directly to the earth, food and exercise as medicine and to gain mastery over your thoughts, words and actions.
What services do you provide your clients?
I am a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM), a heart-centered visionary, and an inspirational catalyst devoted to changing the face of health care. I have become known by many to be THE health detective with life-changing solutions, for over 27 years.
I have applied my knowledge of acupuncture, platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy, herbs, IV therapies, regenerative therapies and scientifically based modalities to help patients alleviate pain and solve their most pressing health challenges. We celebrated the 14th year of Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health which was built founded to serve the local community and both national and international clientele.
What do you want Natural Awakenings readers to know about you and your work?
I pioneered the Self-Care Revolution, created ART (Amplified Regenerative Therapies) and designed The ART LAB and the IV Center of Santa Fe to offer several scientifically based modalities and natural health solutions for Adrenal Health, Autoimmune, Brain Optimization, Chronic Health Challenges, Detox & Digestion, Fatigue, Fertility, Headaches, Hormonal Balance, Lyme Disease, Natural Aesthetics, Sexual Health, Sleep Disorders, Thyroid and Weight Resistance. My center is the only center in the Southwest to have these cutting-edge services available.
I am the author of the bestseller, Travel with Vitality: 7 Simple Solutions to Sleeping Well, Staying Fit and Avoiding Illness. I am a mother, adventure enthusiast, world traveler, and nationally known speaker. I am graduate of the University of Virginia with a B.S. in Sports Medicine and a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. I am a board-certified orthopedic and pediatric acupuncturist.
What elements of your work bring you the greatest joy?
I love bringing innovative and game-changing approach to today’s health care. Our team is here for YOU so call us at Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health today: 505.474.8555