Jessyca Franco-Chavez, ND, a Naturopathic Physician with The Healing House of New Mexico

Get to know Naturopathic Physician Dr. Jessyca Franco-Chavez, who serves patients in Española, New Mexico.

Dr. Franco-Chavez is a board-certified naturopathic physician who combines holistic healing methods with traditional solutions to treat medical illness. She is currently the Chief Medical Officer at The Healing House Medical Spa | Wellness Center | Lifestyle General Medicine Retreat Center in Northern New Mexico which opened in the summer of 2018.  

The Healing House of New Mexico is a naturopathic and integrative lifestyle medicine healing center located in Española, New Mexico. It specializes in restorative medical approaches and integrative wisdom teachings to help navigate today’s conventional medicine practices.  

Emphasizing what true integrative medicine is in today’s modern medicine, Dr. Franco-Chavez states: “Where Eastern therapy and ancient wisdom meets Western medicine. Naturopathic physicians aim to find a balance with nature AND science. We look toward utilizing nature through many things like nutrition, botanical treatment, hydrotherapy, halo therapy and combining science with today’s scientific study and technology to understand all paradigms of medicine to create a primary care setting in which we utilize the body’s natural ability to heal itself.”

In regards to her educational background, Dr. Franco-Chavez completed her undergraduate degree in Community Health Education at The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque in 2004. She then completed a Post-Baccalaureate program focusing on Biochemistry at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico in 2011. Years later, she earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona in 2017.  

Although Dr. Franco-Chavez’s forte is gastroenterology, anti-aging through detoxification techniques, and lifestyle optimization of natural supplementation, she also has had extensive training in naturopathic integrative oncology to support patients already on a stated regimen and standard of care by their approved oncologist. She focuses on lifestyle general medicine, which includes: preventative medicine, nutritional and supplemental counseling, botanical medicine, Traditional Chinese Medical diagnosis, acupuncture, physical medicine, IV therapy, minor surgery, homeopathy, gastroenterology, oncology, anti-aging, detoxification, dry needling, mind-body counseling, and whole-body optimization through revitalizing the individual at the microscopic level through physical and energetic support. She is also trained in Western medical diagnosis, disease processes, and pharmaceutical therapy. 

Over the years, Dr. Franco-Chavez has held many positions and titles while running her business venture in medical apparel and equipment since 2008 as the owner and operator of Scrub Fashions Boutique. 

She also holds the position as Headmaster of Naturopathic Medicine since 2017 for a non-profit organization, Creative Drill Sergeants an Expressive Arts Academy in Phoenix, Arizona that services veterans toward re-integration into their communities through Naturopathic modalities that also helps to combat the ongoing opioid epidemic.

Among her professional affiliations, she is a member of the Arizona Association of Naturopathic Medicine, the American Association of Naturopathic Medicine, the New Mexico Association of Naturopathic Medicine, and the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Medicine.  

The practice of naturopathic medicine includes modern and traditional, scientific, and empirical methods. Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing process. Naturopathic physicians diagnose, prevent, and treat acute and chronic illnesses to restore and establish optimal health.

Among her various accolades, Dr. Franco-Chavez was class president of her graduating medical class, honored with the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine Leadership Award, accepted the Who’s Who, 40 under 40 for the American Cancer Society Rising Star Award, and served as Team Lead for the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians in Washington, D.C at the Federal Legislative Sessions.

Residing between Arizona and her Native New Mexico, Dr. Franco-Chavez integrates her community into incorporating healing therapies into their everyday life. She is most passionate about optimizing the body system by an individualized approach through intuitive educated therapies. 

With an extensive family history in Northern New Mexico, she is married to Duane Vincent Chavez of the Ziegler Estates in Española, New Mexico where Duane’s grandfather, Dr. Samuel Redding Ziegler, MD  was the first surgeon in the community and built the first hospital in Northern New Mexico after he saw the need base there was in rural New Mexico delivering thousands of Native New Mexican’s in the area. Dr. Franco-Chavez now resides and practices out of Dr. Ziegler’s estate and, with the help of her husband, have created “The Healing House of New Mexico” at Ziegler Estates, a seven-acre compound focused on educating and attracting people that value the art of medicine in today’s modern society.  

Learn More about Dr. Jessyca Franco-Chavez:
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