ACAOM’s philosophy since 1991 has been to focus on the importance of integrative care by utilizing traditional Chinese medical therapies in conjunction with existing Western medical treatments that patients are already using. By combining both therapies, acupuncture and herbal medicine can reduce side effects of current Western medical treatments and increase effectiveness.
Acupuncture is the use of sterilized needles inserted in specific locations of the body to stimulate healing. Research has shown that the insertion of needles in these locations can release natural endorphins and reduce inflammation to relieve pain. In addition, it can improve circulation, relieve stress and improve sleep, and lower blood pressure.
Cupping has gained in popularity among swimmers and other athletes. Glass-like objects are placed on the body (generally the back or areas of the muscle) in order to increase circulation in that area. Cupping is often used to take out any blockages or tightness in the body.
Herbal medicine is often used in conjunction with acupuncture treatments to improve the overall health. The clinic provides loose herbs, which patients can then make tea out of it to drink. The clinic also offers pill forms and powder forms for ease of use. Loose herbs are generally not processed and therefore have better potency and can be individualized based on patient condition.
Tui-na (Oriental bodyworks)
Individuals who are scared of acupuncture can also utilize tui-na. Tui-na is the utilization of acupressure techniques on the body’s meridians. This can be used to treat many different conditions by targeting acupuncture points.
Moxibustion is often used to relieve pain due to arthritis or cold related symptoms. The moxa here is used for this procedure due to the herb’s ability to guide heat deeper into the muscle area and also due to its coagulate nature when it burns.
A Life Coach helps to identify strengths, weaknesses, and obstacles while clarifying goals and developing strategies for success. Active listening, motivational support, and guided care create a helpful and healing environment designed to reduce stress and provide a healthier happier life.
Originated in India more than 3,000 years ago, Ayurveda promotes lifestyle interventions and natural therapies to re-establish a balance between the body, mind, spirit, and the environment by utilizing special diets, herbal remedies, yoga, and meditation.
Our Specialty Services
American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine offers acupuncture and herbal medicine services performed by interns under the supervision of licensed faculty members and licensed practitioners.
Acupuncture services are performed at the college’s main clinic at 9100 Park West Dr. Houston, TX 77063, and at Houston Methodist Hospital locations including Medical Center, West Houston (Katy), Sugar Land, Willowbrook, and San Jacinto.
Pricing and service offerings may vary based on the location and practitioners.
Back Pain, Knee Pain, Arthritis, Migraine/Headaches, Neck Pain/Stiffness, Paralysis/Numbness, Shoulder Pain, Sports Injuries, Frozen Shoulder, Tendonitis, Tennis Elbow
Commonly Treated Conditions
ACAOM has been using acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping, tui-na, and moxibustion to help patients with their ailments. Each modality can be used individually, but sometimes a combination of modalities for specific conditions have shown to have better results.
- Difficulty Focusing
- Disrupted Sleep
- Vivid Dreaming
MUSCOLO-SKELETAL PAIN Management
- Back Pain
- Knee Pain
- Neck Pain/Stiffness
- Shoulder Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Frozen Shoulder
- Tennis Elbow
- Common Cold
- Respiratory Disorders
- Digestive Disorders
- Immune Deficiencies
- Weight Management
- Premenstrual Syndrome
- Painful Menstruation
- Irregular Menstruation
- Frequent Miscarriage