Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), of which Acupuncture is a part, is a holistic system of healing which has diagnosed, treated, and prevented illness for at least 3000 years. TCM views each human as a mini-ecosystem that shares common traits with the earth on which we live. Based on the principles of internal balance and harmony, this highly refined and complex discipline works to regenerate the body’s organs and systems. Please call for service pricing: 512-892-0288



Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures in the world. Originating in China more than 2000 years ago, acupuncture became widely known in the United States in 1971 when New York Times reporter James Reston wrote about how doctors in Beijing, China, used needles to ease his abdominal pain after surgery. Research shows that acupuncture is beneficial in treating a variety of health conditions. In the past two decades, acupuncture has grown in popularity in the United States. In 1993, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimated that Americans made 9 to 12 million visits per year to acupuncture practitioners and spent as much as $500 million on acupuncture treatments. By the year 2000 an estimated 20,000 nationally certified acupuncturists were practicing in the United States. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has funded a variety of research projects on acupuncture that have been awarded by its National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute of Dental Research, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and National Institute on Drug Abuse.


Medicinal Herbal Therapy

Herbal medicine has a long history in the Orient. The first Chinese Herbal Classic, was completed in the latter part of the 5th century BC.

After diagnosing a pattern of disharmony and administering acupuncture treatments, a doctor of TCM often writes a formula from over a thousand common herbs or from more effective traditional formulas. Herbal formulas are prescribed to a patient based on ones constitution, environment and medical condition.

Traditionally, these formulas were raw and dried herbs served as boiled teas or ‘decoctions’. Here in the USA, classic herbal formulas are most often dispensed in pill, capsule or powder form, manufactured under strict regulations here in the USA and are available only under the care of a licensed practitioner.

Medicinal herbal therapy works in concert with acupuncture by providing the nourishing support for the energetic “re-programming” and “re-balancing” efforts of acupuncture.

Reproductive Health for Men & Women

Austin Onsite Acupuncture offers you a natural way to optimize your fertility during the critical four to six months before conception. Our reproductive health protocols provide an option for women who simply want to boost their fertility naturally, for women that have been unsuccessful with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and want to try a natural, non-invasive alternative, or for women who want to ensure their body is in the best condition to conceive before trying IVF again.

Male Factor Infertility which can include deficiencies in sperm count, diminished sperm motility, as well as other factors, account for about 40% of all infertility challenges that a couple may face. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture can help. At Austin Onsite Acupuncture, we strongly encourage both male and female partners to come in for evaluation and treatment. We focus on the root cause of your disorder in both female and male patients by treating the whole person creating the ideal environment for measurable improvement in your specific condition as well as better overall health and sense of wellbeing.

Medical Research

Cornell Medical Center
Acupuncture helps to:
• Increase blood flow to the uterus, improving the chances of an ovum implanting in the uterine wall
• Reduce stress, anxiety and the hormones secreted during stressful situations that can significantly decrease fertility
• Normalize hormone and endocrine systems that regulate ovulation, especially in women with polycystic ovary syndrome
• Positively affect the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, which plays a key role in fertility.
• Regulate menstrual cycle

British Medical Journal
Effects of acupuncture on rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilization: systematic review and meta-analysis.

Conclusions: Current preliminary evidence suggests that acupuncture given with embryo transfer improves rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilization.

Read the full article here


Quit Smoking Program

“It takes 30 days to rid yourself of a bad habit and 60 more days to put a good habit in it’s place”

We offer two programs to help you kick the habit:

COMPLETE QUIT SMOKING SUPPORT (2 week program, additional support may be recommended on a per case basis)—This program nvolves twice weekly visits for two weeks where traditional acupuncture points and herbal supplements help you deeply relax, curb cravings and detox the lung tissue. This state is prolonged and leads to a lessening of cravings for nicotine and other drugs, giving you the extra time you may need to create a new habit – NOT SMOKING! (Lifestyle recommendations, herbal therapy and written materials included in this program)

QUICK QUIT TO GO (one-time program, additional support may be recommended on a per case basis)—This is a one-time treatment that utilizes auricular (ear) acupuncture, where four to five very small, tack like needles are inserted into points corresponding to the lung, kidney and nervous system. It is thought that these needles increase the flow of endorphins, morphine-like hormones that induce a deep state of relaxation. These “ear tacks” are worn home (i.e.”to go”) and kept in the ear for up to two weeks.

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