United Acupuncture practitioners are degree-qualified (DACM & MAOM) in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture with extensive clinical experience. Our practitioners completed total 171 credits and 3267.5 hours on the professional didactic course and clinical training (Fundamentals of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Tai-chi & Qi-Gong, Tui-Na,  Herbology, Biomedical clinical science, Professional development, Integrated medicine, Clinic medicine, evidence based research and Clinical training). Our practitioners hold Diplomats in Oriental Medicine through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Our practitioners are Licensed Acupuncturist under the Medical Board of the State of Texas. We have years of experience in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. We are dedicated professionals who want to help our patients with the natural and effective ways. 

 

What You'll expected during your Initial visit

  • During the first initial visit, the acupuncturist will assess your general health.

  • The investigative process will include questions relating to your current symptoms, past treatments, patient and family medical history, diet, digestive system, sleeping patterns and emotional health.

  • Also, the pulse on both wrists will be taken to determine how energies are flowing in the body.

  • As part of the diagnosis, the acupuncturist will assess the structure, color and coating of your tongue

  • During this comprehensive evaluation, the practitioner will observe your emotions, voice and self-presentation. This will further aid in the diagnosis and development of a treatment that will assist in harmonizing your overall energy.

  • The first session may last up to two hours. Subsequent treatments will last approximately one hour. Dietary and other recommendations will be discussed at appropriate times throughout the treatment process

  • Customized comprehensive treatment includes Acupuncture, Diet supplement, cupping, Moxibustion, Guasha, medical Tui Na, food therapy and exercise guideline.

What do all those letters mean?

 

The public are often confused at the very wide array of alphabet after a Chinese medicine practitioner’s name. To make things easier to understand, here is a guide to the most commonly seen designations in the US.

L. Ac.

Licensed Acupuncturist. The highest tier of board certification is the Diplomate of Oriental Medicine(Dipl. O.M.), as it encompasses both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. All  Licensed Acupuncturist must  accumulate  a  total  of  350  patient  visits  with 100 new patient visits and are  required  to  have  225 patients  with  recommended  herbal  prescriptions before they can graduate. 

 

DACM

The Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) is a first professional doctoral degree in the field of Acupuncture and Chinese  medicine. DACM students will graduate at the doctoral level with enhanced training and skills. Graduates of the program will be qualified to sit for the NCCAOM and licensing exams.

The DACM program is a degree program with 171 credits and 3267.5 hours on the professional didactic course and clinical training. The degree program is a 4-year degree program  emphasizing traditional Chinese medicine, integrative approaches, and evidence-based research.

 

MAOM

Master of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (MAOM) is to train individuals to become a licensed acupuncturist. The entry level to practice Chinese medicine in the United States is a master’s degree. The MAOM program is a degree program with 162 credits and 3067.5 hours on the professional didactic course and clinical training. 

Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)

Diplomate of Acupuncture, Diplomate in Chinese Herbology, Diplomate in Oriental Medicine. These are board certifications given by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. The highest tier of board certification is the Diplomate of Oriental Medicine(Dipl. O.M.), as it encompasses both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Choosing an NCCAOM National Board-Certified Acupuncturist™ means receiving excellent care from a professional and qualified practitioner.

How to Find a Licensed Acupuncturist

It’s important to work with a licensed acupuncturist who has advanced education and training. To assist in your search for a licensed acupuncturist and help you understand acupuncture licensing and guide you how to search for licensed acupuncturists. Please check the following links for your referral.

 

The NCCAOM Registry is a listing of all NCCAOM certified Diplomates, designed to be used by state licensing agencies, insurance companies and the general public to verify that an individual is certified by the NCCAOM.         

NCCAOM® FIND A PRACTITIONER DIRECTORY

                                                                                                                

Dr. Yuxiang  Liu         

DACM, MAOM., Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM),L. Ac.

Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist

Bilingual Language: English, Chinese Mandarin 
 

Work Accomplishments
Dr. Liu holds the degree of  Doctor of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine (DACM). She is  a licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist in the State of Texas. Dr. Liu received her training and studies in acupuncture, herbology, Tai Ji, Tui Na,Pediatric Tui Na and Qi Gong  in  American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM).Dr. Liu  holds a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) from the ACAOM. She has a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Dr. Liu is a member of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
 
Field of Specialty and Expertise

Dr. Liu’s prolonged study and training enables her to collect all data and provide a comprehensive treatment strategy for current  case. In particular, she has been focusing on the Women's health and pain management in her clinical practice.

 

Education Achievements

American College of Acupuncture  & Oriental  Medicine          Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine        DACM                     

Qiao  Lin         

MAOM., Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM),L. Ac., R.N                                                 

Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist, Registered Nurse

Bilingual Language: English, Chinese Mandarin & Cantonese
 

Work Accomplishments
Mr.Lin Worked in the clinical lab with eight years of experience as a lab technologist and has over twenty years of experience as a registered nurse worked in several major hospitals in New York City and Texas respectively. At Current, he is a clinical nurse in MD Anderson Cancer Center Hospital, Houston, Texas.He is a licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist in the State of Texas. ​

 
Field of Specialty and Expertise

Mr.Lin applied his learned knowledge of Chinese medicine into private family practice for more than twenty years. Has a great respect to the value of Chinese medicine, its importance and significance to promote human health and quality of life in general. He is knowledgeable in western medicine and Chinese medicine, and at combining acupuncture and herbal medicines, and passionate at tackling healthy issues and promoting healing process in this arena.
He has insightful vision and skillful in managing several disorders, such as: Cardiovascular related symptoms, Common cold, Asthma, Insomnia, Generalized weakness, Poor digestion, Constipation, Skin problem, Woman’s related Menopausal issue, Weight Control and Chronic pain. He is Knowledgeable and proficient with herbal therapies for sport injuries, various joint pain, old injury pain, gingivitis, skin infection, acute hemorrhoid pain and anal fissure. 

 

Education Achievements

University of Guangzhou(China)           Biology                                       BS Degree                 Graduated in 1982
 
University of Chinese Medicine            Acupuncture and Tui Na          Certification              Completed in 1987
of Guangzhou( China)
 
Hunter College of City University         Medical Lab Science                   BS Degree                Graduated in 1993
Hunter College of City University         Science in Nursing                      BS Degree                Graduated in 1998
 
American College of Acupuncture        Acupuncture & oriental Medicine     M.A.O.M          Graduated in 2018
& Oriental Medicine

Xiaotian  Lin         

 M.S., M.D.( China), Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM), L. Ac.

 Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist

Bilingual Language: English, Chinese Mandarin 
 

Work Accomplishments
Ms.Lin graduated with a master’s degree majoring in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine(China). She has been a professor in teaching Foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Clinical Chinese Medicine in Traditional Chinese Medicine University in China, and a doctor and  dean of Traditional Chinese medicine in Hospital for more than 20 years.she is a licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist in the State of Texas. She has a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is a member of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

 
Field of Specialty and Expertise

Lin has extensive clinical experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine for more than 20 years, especially in pain management, dermatology, gastroenterology, obstetrics and gynecology, cosmetology, physical conditioning, health care, weight loss and medicated diet.

Social Member
Member of American Traditional Chinese medicine Society.

 

Education Achievements

Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine         TCM             BS Degree                     Graduated in 1990
Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine       Integrative Medicine           M.S.      Graduated in 2007

Lisha  Qiu          

MAOM., Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM),L. Ac

Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist

Bilingual Language: English, Chinese Mandarin & Cantonese
 

Work Accomplishments
Ms. Qiu graduated from an accredited oriental medicine and acupuncture school in the United States. A profound understanding and experience in Chinese herbology, traditional acupuncture and electric acupuncture.

 
Field of Specialty and Expertise

Ms. Qiu has experienced in performing acupuncture, acupressure, therapeutic massage, and prescribing Chinese herbal supplements.She has specialty in offering acupuncture for chronic pain that's designed to solve the source of painful issues such as lower back pain, neck and shoulder pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Tennis Elbow. She is a skilled professional to deliver gentle and accurate acupuncture for Women’s health issues such as infertility and Pre-menopause.She has a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Ms. Qiu is a member of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

 

Education Achievements

Dongguk University Los Angeles                              M.A.O.M                                                    Graduated in 2003

Nguyet  Nguyen         

 MAOM., Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM),L. Ac.,R. Ph.                                                                           

Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist, Licensed Pharmacist

Bilingual Language: English, Vietnamese 
 

Work Accomplishments
Ms.Nguyen is a licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist in the State of Texas. She has a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is a member of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is a Licensed Pharmacist under State Board of Pharmacy.
 

Field of Specialty and Expertise

  • Gold Standard Certification for Constitutional Facial Acupuncture with Mary Elizabeth Wakefield

  • Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture Certificate for Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, Internal medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pain, Neurological syndromes and others.

  • French Auricular Therapy Certification with Dr. Raphael Norgie.

  • Dr. Tan balance methods and Master Tung Acupuncture.

  • Dietary Therapy Certification with Master Jeffrey Yuen.

  • Experiences in both Chinese and Japanese acupuncture, TCM and classical acupuncture.

  • Experiences in vibrational acupuncture using tuning forks.

 

Education Achievements

  • College of Pharmacy at University of Houston, Houston TX:  R. Ph. Graduated in 1998

  • American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Houston TX : Acupuncture & oriental Medicine, M.A.O.M Graduated in 2005

  • Institute of Lama Tsong Khapa, Italy: Master of Tibetan Buddhism. Graduated in 2013