Migraines. Insomnia. Stress. Lower back pain. Traditional Chinese medicinal practitioners such as Dale Tope and Amy Woods believe all of these problems and more can be quelled by skilled acupuncturists. At Pflugerville Acupuncture, the licensed duo thoroughly evaluates each client before designing an acupuncture plan that targets a series of specific points on the body.
Tope, a registered nurse and former chief ward master for the Army, specializes in men?s health and patients suffering from PTSD, and his specialties are balanced by Woods, who focuses on women?s health. Together, they not only helm acupuncture services but also prescribe at-home remedies from their apothecary, which stocks Chinese herbs, pain patches, and supplements that ease stress by growing into live-in butlers when submerged in water overnight.
At MFC Spine & Sports, Doctor of Chiropractic Eric Murphy and his staff have more than a few pain-relief tricks up their sleeves. Their chiropractic techniques include the Diversified method, trigger-point therapy, and spinal decompression, just to name a few. For patients who want a second helping of holistic treatment, MFC's team also performs massage therapy.
Tradition and innovation exist in harmony at Achieve Integrative Health. The staff uses millennia-old Chinese techniques, as well as modern technologies, to help pinpoint the root causes of various problems and then treat those causes. This is the key to Achieve Integrative Health's signature treatment system, which can be adapted to suit each individual's particular needs.
Initially, the acupuncturist checks for signs of trouble using Chinese pulse diagnosis and infrared thermal imaging before deciding on the appropriate approach. That approach can incorporate the center's advanced acupuncture method, which involves inserting hair-thin, single-use needles into key spots on the extremities, ears, and scalp. These needles reinvigorate the body's natural healing processes by triggering nervous-system activity in the treated areas. Chinese herbal medicine and manual therapies, such as cupping, round out the center's selection of traditional treatments, although the staff can also employ rapid-release therapy, which uses high-frequency vibrations to boost circulation and break up scar tissue.
When Ling treats patients, it’s really two masters at work. This is because she traces her knowledge of traditional curative practices back to not one mentor, but two: a renowned doctor of herbal formulas and a master of acupuncture, who specializes in skin diseases, allergies, infertility, and pain management. Inside her clinic, where jars of herbs and natural medicines line wooden cabinets and hardwood floors glow with natural sunlight, Ling applies this knowledge when assessing patients’ health, prescribing herbs, and treating ailments with signature acupuncture sessions.
Each appointment at Georgetown Acupuncture and Herbs begins with an assessment. This meeting discusses everything from your diet to your exercise routine, but most importantly, it asks you where you're hurting. From there, practitioners turn to the centuries-old tradition of acupuncture, placing hair-thin needles along various points of the body to help with ailments such as back pain, migraines, fibromyalgia, and weight gain that isn't just from forgetting to take off your backpack. Every session also includes a hot stone foot bath and back treatment, as well as reflexology, during which the therapist massages "reflex" points that can ease pain and promote relaxation.
Harmony & Health Acupuncture relies on drug-free restorative therapy to address a diverse number of ailments, including allergies, asthma, chronic pain, and sleeping disorders. The clinic follows the lead of head therapist Jagjit Khalsa, who views the branches of traditional Chinese medicine as trustworthy solutions to most health issues. With that in mind, and placing the needs of each individual patient above all else, Harmony & Health delivers acupuncture treatments, massage therapy, and prescribes Chinese herbs, which may include tea pills, powders, and topicals.