AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine is an actively engaged member of the local community and thus has been engaged in many community partnerships since the institution’s inception.

Chinese herbal garden at American Botanical Council

Seton Family of Hospitals

AOMA Clinics at Seton Family of Hospitals' Community Clinics

In 2006 the AOMA Student Clinic further expanded their treatment options by adding a low cost acupuncture clinic inside of the Seton Topfer Community Clinic in north Austin at 8913 Collinfield Road, Austin, TX 78758-6704; (512) 324-6850. Here, low-income patients may be referred by their Western medical practitioner for $5 acupuncture treatments that are performed by AOMA student interns. This clinic is currently offered on Thursday evening and appointments may be scheduled through the Seton Topfer Community Health Center.

In 2011 the AOMA Student clinic added low cost acupuncture treatments inside of the Seton McCarthy Community Clinic in east Austin at 2811 East Second Street, Austin, TX 78702; (512) 324-4930. Here, low-income patients may be referred by their western medical practitioner for $5 acupuncture treatments performed by AOMA student interns. This clinic is currently offered on Wednesdays and appointments may be scheduled through the Seton McCarthy Community Health Center.

AOMA and Seton are not affiliated in any manner.  All services provided at the AOMA Clinic at Seton Family of Hospitals facilities are solely by AOMA.  AOMA and Seton are independent entities and Seton is not responsible for the services provided by AOMA.

Qigong classes at Seton McCarthy Community Clinic

AOMA offers free Sheng Zhen Healing Gong classes to the patients of the Seton McCarthy Community Clinic in East Austin at 2nd and Pleasant Valley.

Free qigong classes every Friday 1-2pm.

Rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit with this graceful qigong. Qigong is the cultivation and exchange of Qi (vital energy) with the universe. Sheng Zhen is a style of qigong inspired by the great spiritual teachers of the world. The forms consist of elegant movements that aid in healing. You may experience relaxation, calmer emotions, and a deeper connection with nature and the universe. This form of qigong is performed seated in a chair, making it accessible for people of all abilities.

Email for more information or call 512-492-3034.

Sol Community Counseling

Starting in 2008, AOMA was pleased to announce the availability of individual and couples counseling services for our campus community. We contracted with Sol Community Counseling to offer both individual and couples counseling at reduced rates for students, faculty, and staff. To access these services, students may call Sol Community Counseling at (512) 366-0954 or visit their website Their offices are located south of campus off of Shoal Creek Boulevard at 1510 W. 34th Street, Suite, 200.

American Botanical Council

Herbal Garden at the American Botanical Council

The High Falls Gardens Fund, under the auspices of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation in Great Barrington, MA, was awarded a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for a three-year program, Botanical Studies for Oriental Medicine. AOMA was one of 15 schools chosen to participate in the grant project.

In early 2007, AOMA and the American Botanical Council completed the installed a Chinese medicine herb garden at the ABC grounds in northeast Austin. The plot is designed in the shape of a Ba Gua with limestone surrounding the raised garden bed.  AOMA students enrolled in Herbal Lab 2 can elect to work at the herbal garden as a project toward their final grade.

The ABC is located in east Austin at 6200 Manor Rd. ABC's mission is to provide education using science-based and traditional information to promote responsible use of herbal medicine - serving the public, researchers, educators, healthcare professionals, industry, and media. They have wanted to install a Chinese herbal garden for a while and both AOMA and ABC see this cooperative endeavor as a perfect match.

For more information on how to get involved in the herbal garden project email or call 512-492-3034. To volunteer at ABC contact the current ABC Education Coordinator at 512-926-4900.

Lauterstein-Conway Massage School

Lauterstein-Conway Massage School is a leading provider of massage education in Central Texas. Lauterstein-Conway offers programs including the TX required 500-hr program, Advanced Clinical Training (ACT), and Continuing Education workshops.

Yoga Yoga

Yoga Yoga is Austin's premier source for yoga with four locations, over 350 classes weekly, and an ayurvedically-inspired wellness spa. With more than 100 registered yoga teachers, Yoga Yoga provides a wide variety of yoga styles for new and continuing students, including Hatha, Kundalini, and Ashtanga. Yoga Yoga Teacher Training offers a nationally recognized program with 200 and 500-hour courses approved by the Yoga Alliance, and their Yoga at Work program specializes in bringing the benefits of yoga into the workplace.

The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts

Natural Epicurean Scholarship

The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts in Austin is proud to offer a premier plant-based culinary education, one of very few in the country. The Natural Epicurean offers a comprehensive professional chef training program that focuses on the theory and practice of meal planning for plant-based diets. Natural Epicurean has a scholarship available for members of the AOMA community, including graduates, students, faculty, and staff members.

Who's eligible: People who demonstrate an intention to employ the culinary training they receive through the Natural Epicurean in a significant way, thus supporting AOMA and The Natural Epicurean's shared commitment to education in health and wellness.

What's required:

   • Complete application to the Natural Epicurean Professional Chef Training Program
   • A statement of 300-900 words describing how the candidate intends to integrate the culinary training he or she receives with health and wellness
   • One to three professional or academic letters of reference

Application Deadline: or call (512) 476-2276 for more details.

To apply, please click here.