Acupuncture for Sports Injury & Pain Relief

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I have been interested in using acupuncture for sports injuries and musculoskeletal pain ever since it helped me finally get over my own back pain. I have always been an athlete so I was no stranger to banging up my body, allowing it to heal and then going on to the next event. And then… Read more »

What is Integrative Medicine and Why Should I Care?

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The term “Integrative Medicine” is gaining popularity. It’s being used by Medical Doctors, Acupuncturists, Physical Therapists, Allergists… the list is growing. As the term becomes more and more mainstream within healthcare practitioner circles, it is ever more important that the general public understands what it means and why it is an important concept. Generally, integrative… Read more »

Acupuncture for Allergies

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If you live in Austin now or have ever called Central Texas home, you will know all about “Cedar Fever.” For those unfamiliar with the term, it is the catchy, harmless-sounding name Austinites give to the debilitating group of symptoms some of us suffer through every winter due to cedar pollen. I can hear some… Read more »

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

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For all the Millennials reading this with a short attention span, the short answer is: NO… OK, thanks for reading! For the rest of you, here is why acupuncture does not hurt: Acupuncture needles are as thin, or sometimes thinner, than a single human hair. If you compare the size of an acupuncture needle to… Read more »

What is a Licensed Acupuncturist?

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So you’ve decided you’d like to try out acupuncture or at the very least learn more about what it is. Now what? You find a Licensed Acupuncturist! A Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) is a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that has met the requirements for licensure by the state governing body. Those requirements do vary… Read more »