Meet Our Practitioners

MINHCHAU PHAM

M.A.O.M., L.Ac

Professional Clinic: Licensed Acupuncturist
Specialization: Pain Management
Location: ACAOM Main Clinic
Availability: Tuesdays 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Price Per Treatment: $75

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Dr. Pham obtained her Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from the University of Science and a Master in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. She is a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She has a background as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist NMTCB.

Specialty & Wellness

ANNIE DANG

D.A.C.M., L.Ac.

Professional Clinic: Licensed Acupuncturist
Specialty: Pain Management
Location: ACAOM Main Clinic
Availability: Wednesdays 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Price Per Treatment: $75

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Dr. Dang received her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of St. Thomas. She then received her Master’s and Doctoral degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. She is a Diplomate in Oriental medicine certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

ALAN CORDER

D.A.C.M., M.A.O.M.

Professional Clinic: Licensed Acupuncturist
Specialty: Mental Health
Location: ACAOM Main Clinic
Availability: Not Currently Accepting Patients
Price Per Treatment: N/A

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Dr. Corder received his Doctor of Acupuncture degree from the American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. He is a member of the Texas Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the Association for Psychological Type, past Vice President of the Special Forces Association, past Vice President of the University of Houston College of Technology Training and Development Student Association, and a member of the American Futurists Society. He also has a Master’s degree in Occupational Technology with a concentration in Training and Development from University of Houston, and he is a certified Myers-Briggs type indicator administrator. Dr. Corder is also bilingual in English and Spanish.

GREGORY SPARKMAN

D.A.O.M., D.A.C.M., M.S.O.M., L.Ac.

Professional Clinic: Licensed Acupuncturist
Specialty: General Practice
Location: ACAOM Main Clinic
Availability: Mondays and Tuesdays 8:30 am – noon, Wednesdays noon – 2:00 pm
Price Per Treatment: $75

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Dr. Sparkman received his Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from the American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine and is a licensed acupuncturist in Texas. In 2001, he began the study of Acupuncture, Herbology, Tui Na, and Qi Gong in the Scope of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 2004 Gregory began the study and practice of medical Qigong with emphasis in the area of Oncology. In 2014 he presented work on the efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of pain at the World Federation of Acupuncture/Moxibustion Society, and he received his Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2018 with a women’s health specialization.

General Practice

SAMUEL LEONG

D.A.O.M., M.O.M., L.Ac.

Professional Clinic: Licensed Acupuncturist
Specialty: General Practice
Location: ACAOM Main Clinic
Availability: Mondays noon – 2:00 pm
Price Per Treatment: $75

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Dr. Leong is a Licensed Acupuncturist certified by the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners and is designated as a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. His training in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine is from the American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, earning the degree of Master in Oriental Medicine and the advanced level Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. He received additional training in Nutrition and Dietetics at the NY Presbyterian Hospital, Weill-Cornell Center in New York City. He currently serves as a full-time faculty member at ACAOM.

TONG WANG

Ph.D., L.Ac.

Professional Clinic: Licensed Acupuncturist
Specialty: General Practice
Location: ACAOM Main Clinic
Availability: Saturdays 9:00 am – noon
Price Per Treatment: $75

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Dr. Tong Wang received her medicine degree in 1994, her M.S. degree in 2001 and a PhD. degree in 2004 from Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. She specializes in acupuncture and moxibustion. As a researcher, Dr. Wang was the recipient of three important rewards in science and technology. The first prize was for progressive science and techniques from the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. The second prize was for progressive science and techniques from the City of Tianjin and the third prize for science and techniques from the Chinese Association of Integrative Medicine. She also published 17 scientific research papers (two are in English) in the journals of Physiology & Behavior and Neuroscience Letters.

HEATHER MATHESON

D.A.C.M., M.A.O.M., L.Ac.

Professional Clinic: Licensed Acupuncturist
Specialty: General Practice
Location: ACAOM Main Clinic
Availability: Thursdays 9:00 am – noon
Price Per Treatment: $75

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Dr. Heather Matheson is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist by the Texas Medical Board and nationally board-certified in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She received a doctorate degree, DACM, and master’s degree, MAOM from the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Houston, TX. Prior to becoming an acupuncturist, she received a bachelor’s degree from Keimyung University, South Korea and studied Biology at Montana State University.

JIANYI NAREZKIN

D.A.C.M., M.A.O.M., L.Ac.

Professional Clinic: Licensed Acupuncturist
Specialty: General Practice
Location: Houston Methodist Sugar Land
Availability: Mondays & Wednesdays 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Price Per Treatment: $50 (Public), $45 (Houston Methodist Hospital Employees, Texas Children’s Hospital Employees)

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Dr. Jianyi Hou is a licensed acupuncturist by the Texas Medical Board and nationally board-certified in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She has bachelor’s degrees in anthropology and biology from the University of California Santa Barbara and University of Houston Downtown, respectively. She holds master’s and doctorate degrees in acupuncture and Chinese medicine from the American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, and has treated patients at Methodist Hospital since May 2017.

ELIZABETH YUAN

M.S.O.M., M.S., L.Ac.

Professional Clinic: Licensed Acupuncturist
Specialty: General Practice
Location: Houston Methodist San Jacinto
Availability: Tuesdays 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Price Per Treatment: $50 (Public), $45 (Houston Methodist Hospital Employees, Texas Children’s Hospital Employees)

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Xiaoying (Elizabeth) Yuan is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist certified by the Texas Medical Board and the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners. She has a diploma in Oriental Medicine certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Ms. Yuan has been interested in integrated medicine focusing on women’s health, stress, pain management, and cosmetic acupuncture. She has been successfully treating pain (such as headache, knee pain, back pain, neck pain and heel pain etc.), She also had good results in treating infertility, facial paralysis and stress etc. She is not only a licensed acupuncturist but also a scientist, who can effectively bridge modern science and oriental medicine.

JOVANA LAGOS

D.A.C.M., L.Ac.

Professional Clinic: Licensed Acupuncturist
Specialty: General Practice
Location: Houston Methodist Medical Center
Availability: Mondays & Thursdays 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Price Per Treatment: $50 (Public), $45 (Houston Methodist Hospital Employees, Texas Children’s Hospital Employees)

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Dr. Jovana Lagos applies principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine to help her patients restore their physical, emotional, and mental well-being affected by different diseases, imbalances, and injuries. She comes from a small town in Serbia, where she set high academic and athletic standards for herself that later earned her a full scholarship at the University of San Diego to study Business Administration and be a member of the Women’s Rowing team. She holds both Masters and Doctors degree of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture from the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She enjoys working with her patients and being an advocate for acupuncture and other modalities of Chinese Medicine that include fire cupping, moxibustion, electric stimulation, NADA protocol, and Chinese herbal formulas. She enjoys working out, spending time in nature, and taking small trips with her two boys.

OANHVU VIVIENNE NGUYEN

L.Ac.

Professional Clinic: Licensed Acupuncturist
Specialty: General Practice
Location: Houston Methodist West Houston
Availability: Tuesdays 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Price Per Treatment: $50 (Public), $45 (Houston Methodist Hospital Employees, Texas Children’s Hospital Employees)

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Dr. Oanhvu Nguyen (Viviene Nguyen) is a licensed acupuncturist under the Texas Medical Board since 2009. She is a national board-certified acupuncturist & herbalist under the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She completed her post-graduate clinical experience at the Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine located in Tianjin. Dr. Nguyen is currently working on a Dissertation to complete her Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree (DAOM) at the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, specializing in Women’s Health. Dr. Nguyen is dedicated to and passionate about bringing great healthcare to people in order to reduce pain or restore balance through her practice.

CARLTON LEWIS

M.D., D.A.C.M, L.Ac.

Professional Clinic: Licensed Acupuncturist
Specialty: General Practice
Location: Houston Methodist Willowbrook
Availability: Fridays 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Price Per Treatment: $50 (Public), $45 (Houston Methodist Hospital Employees, Texas Children’s Hospital Employees)

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Dr. Carlton Lewis received his Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (Valedictorian) from the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is licensed by the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners. In 2005 Dr. Lewis received his Doctor of Medicine from St. George’s University School of Medicine. He subsequently began the preliminary part of post-graduate training at Texas A&M University School of Medicine before moving into academics and teaching, where he spent eight years at the college level from 2008 to 2015. During this time, Dr. Lewis began studying the epidemic of complex, chronic disease and the disordered function and loss of the human body’s adaptive hemodynamic balance. In 2012 he started studying the human microbiome and the
interrelationship of genes, lifestyle, and the environment and how it influences health and healing.

GREGORY SPARKMAN

D.A.O.M., D.A.C.M., M.S.O.M., L.Ac.

Professional Clinic: Supervising Faculty
Specialty: General Practice
Location: ACAOM Main Clinic
Availability: Mondays & Tuesdays 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Wednesdays & Thursdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Price Per Treatment: $50

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Dr. Sparkman received his Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from the American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine and is a licensed acupuncturist in Texas. In 2001, he began the study of Acupuncture, Herbology, Tui Na, and Qi Gong in the Scope of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 2004 Gregory began the study and practice of medical Qigong with emphasis in the area of Oncology. In 2014 he presented work on the efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of pain at the World Federation of Acupuncture/Moxibustion Society, and he received his Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2018 with a women’s health specialization.

Supervised Intern Clinic

SAMUEL LEONG

D.A.O.M., M.O.M., L.Ac.

Professional Clinic: Supervising Faculty
Specialty: General Practice
Location: ACAOM Main Clinic
Availability: Mondays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Price Per Treatment: $50

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Dr. Leong is a Licensed Acupuncturist certified by the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners and is designated as a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. His training in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine is from the American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, earning the degree of Master in Oriental Medicine and the advanced level Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. He received additional training in Nutrition and Dietetics at the NY Presbyterian Hospital, Weill-Cornell Center in New York City. He currently serves as a full-time faculty member at ACAOM.

HEATHER MATHESON

D.A.C.M., M.A.O.M., L.Ac.

Professional Clinic: Supervising Faculty
Specialty: General Practice
Location: ACAOM Main Clinic
Availability: Saturdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Price Per Treatment: $50

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Dr. Heather Matheson is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist by the Texas Medical Board and nationally board-certified in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She received a doctorate degree, DACM, and master’s degree, MAOM from the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Houston, TX. Prior to becoming an acupuncturist, she received a bachelor’s degree from Keimyung University, South Korea and studied Biology at Montana State University.

BAISONG ZHONG

Ph.D., L.Ac.

Professional Clinic: Supervising Faculty
Specialty: General Practice
Location: ACAOM Main Clinic
Availability: Wednesdays 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Price Per Treatment: $50

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Dr. Zhong received his medicine degree from Luzhou medical College in 1983, a Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine specializing in pediatrics in 1990 and a Ph.D. degree in internal medicine in 1997 at Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Sichuan, China. His training includes working extensively with herbal medicine in pediatrics for over 30 years and in internal medicine at the Teaching Hospital of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

ERIC GROSE

D.A.O.M, L.Ac, ABORM

Professional Clinic: Supervising Faculty
Specialty: General Practice
Location: ACAOM Main Clinic
Availability: Tuesdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Price Per Treatment: $50

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Dr. Eric Grose is an NCCAOM board-certified, licensed acupuncturist, and herbalist in the state of Texas. He received his BS in Nutritional Science from the University of California-Berkeley and earned his Masters in Oriental Medicine and a Doctorate in Women’s Health from the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He has a specialty in infertility and women’s health and is board-certified in reproductive medicine by the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Grose’s special interests are in gynecological disorders and infertility, sports medicine, and pain management.

TONG WANG

Ph.D., L.Ac.

Professional Clinic: Supervising Faculty
Specialty: General Practice
Location: ACAOM Main Clinic
Availability: Saturdays 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Price Per Treatment: $50

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Dr. Tong Wang received her medicine degree in 1994, her M.S. degree in 2001 and a PhD. degree in 2004 from Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. She specializes in acupuncture and moxibustion. As a researcher, Dr. Wang was the recipient of three important rewards in science and technology. The first prize was for progressive science and techniques from the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. The second prize was for progressive science and techniques from the City of Tianjin and the third prize for science and techniques from the Chinese Association of Integrative Medicine. She also published 17 scientific research papers (two are in English) in the journals of Physiology & Behavior and Neuroscience Letters.