Our Faculty

Lesley Hamilton, MACM, MSOM, LAc

VP Academics and Accreditation, MAcOM/DAcOM Program Director, Academic Advisor

MACM, University of Southern California, 2011
MSOM, AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, 2002
BS, University of Wisconsin, 1979

Lesley is the program director for the Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree program, as well as the Director of Clinical Education. Lesley maintains a clinical practice at AOMA's Professional Clinic South in addition to teaching Chinese materia medica, Chinese herbal treatment of disease, and ethics and legal issues courses and supervising in the student clinics at AOMA.  Her mission in life is to provide support and opportunities for others to excel - patients, students, colleagues, friends, and family.

Lesley is actively pursuing the doctor of acupuncture and Oriental medicine degree at AOMA and expects to graduate in 2016. Lesley's clinical specialties include: hepatitis, anxiety/depression, stress induced disorders (psychosocial, gastrointestinal, allergies, neck/upper back/shoulder pain, menstrual irregularities, etc.), menopause, shoulder/upper back, and low back/hip pain. Her philosophy with any of these issues is to engage with the patient and identify what he/she can do between sessions to improve health.

Professional Memberships

Professional member of Texas Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (TAAOM)

Licenses and Certifications

Texas State Board of Medical Examiners Acupuncture License

Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM-2004)

Diplomate of Acupuncture (NCCAOM-2002)

Diplomate of Chinese Herbology (NCCAOM-2002)

Certified Acu-Detox Specialist (NADA-2003)

Certified Hepatitis C Specialist (Quan Yin Healing Arts-2003)

Occupational Acupuncturist Certification (AOMA-2009)


Co-author and primary writer for texts used in AOMA’s Chinese Herbology series and Chinese Herbal Treatment of Disease 1 & 2 courses in conjunction with other teaching professors.

1. Chinese Herbology: A student study guide (3rd ed. 2008) with Ziyang Zhou

2. Chinese Herbal Treatment of Disease (1st ed. 2009) with Yuxin He