Our Faculty

Rupesh Chhagan, MSOM, LAc, LMT

Department of Acupuncture

MSOM, AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, 2003

Rupesh Chhagan earned his Master of Science in Oriental Medicine in 2003 and his decision to investigate concepts in healing and psychology led him to complete extensive post-graduate training in mindfulness-based, experiential methods of self-awareness through the Hakomi Institute in Boulder, CO. The owner of Windhorse Medicine in Austin, TX, Chhagan maintains an active clinical practice focused on providing relief from physical and emotional pain through a combined approach that includes Chinese medicine, Hakomi methodology, mindfulness meditation, and integration of the mind-body-spirit. Chhagan has mentored students at AOMA in acupuncture point location and Chinese herbal medicine and has taught clinical communications skills since 2004. An active collaborator within Austin’s health care community, Chhagan volunteers with Hospice Austin in their end-of-life caregiving department.  Rupesh is a Teacher-in-Training with the Hakomi Institute, where he assists with the coordination and delivery of workshops and trainings in Austin. Rupesh also works with Lorena Monda and holds workshops on Hakomi Skills for Oriental Medicine Practitioners with her in Albuquerque, NM.