About Us


Tonita Gonzales, Traditional Healer



Tonita received her Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics, and Bachelors of Arts in Graphic Design from The American University in Washington DC. She studied of Traditional Medicine at the Universida Autonoma de, Morelos, at Centro de Desarollo Humano Hacia La Comunidad. She completed her diplomados (certifications by the department of health) in Acupuncture, Medicinal Plants, Massage (Sobadas), and Temazcal (Mexica sweatlodge). Tonita worked side-by-side with several different Curanderos Internationally. She currently has her own practice Tonantzin Traditional Healing in Albuquerque, is the director of RAICES (remembering ancestors, inspiring community, empowering self), a collaborative of community education. She also practices in Mexico City at Temazcal Tonatiuh, and School/Clinic La Cultura Cura, in Mataxhi, Mexico (an indigenous Otomi Community). For over 10 years she has worked with the University of New Mexico to teach classes, and coordinate community education, and health fairs.

Tonita is passionate about teaching others to heal themselves. Her practice and research recognizes the importance of Culture and Spirituality in all Healing of Mind, Body and Spirit.  She understands that everyone needs to be accountable for their own healing and happiness. People simply need guidance, confidence, awareness and the tools to meet their goals. Her main goal is to work with the community providing treatments, and classes on traditional healing. The only way we can succeed in having healthy individuals is by having healthy communities. 


Tonantzin Traditional Healing,

Integrative Medicine

Ferrin is board certified in internal and preventive medicine. She has further training in medical acupuncture and nutritional medicine.  Her passion is in Natural Chronic Disease Management.



Remembering Ancestors, Inspiring Community, Empowering Self

 As a collective group of individuals from all social and cultural backgrounds in community and who value ancient and community wisdom, we provide practical tools that can be easily shared among community members.


The vision of the RAICES organization is to engage all individuals in our communities to come together and share the wisdom and knowledge of traditional ways of healing in effect to collectively promote physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health and well-being among all community members



Holistic Treatments



Our bodies are quite adept at repairing themselves. We use methods that aid that natural ability with modalities like acupuncture, nutrition, laser therapy and physical manipulations, like myofascial release and cupping. 



We believe many illnesses are caused by the toxins in our foods. Avoiding manufactured ingredients and pesticides reduces the harmful substances entering our bodies. Replacing them with cleaner, more organically grown food and natural plant remedies aids the body in healing itself and preventing future disease. 



Yoga integrates with holistic medicine as it has been found treat the whole person. Yoga therapy increases flexibility and stamina, improves pain and anxiety and enhances the immune system. Yoga therapy focuses not only on physical health, but wellness of the mind and emotions.