Our Providers

Our providers serve patients at 2 Austin acupuncture clinic locations. 

Xiaotian Shen, MD (China), MPH, LAc

“Love is the best medicine.”

 Dr. Xiaotian Shen is a 4th generation Chinese Medicine practitioner. As a small child and while growing up, he was surrounded at home by frequent conversations about the philosophies of healing and medicine.  This experience instilled in him an abiding love for his cultural heritage and its capacity for healing.  According to Dr. Shen, “The philosophical part of Chinese medicine most appeals to me due to its unique perspective of the universe and because of its deep-rooted heritage.”

Shen taught acupuncture and herbal medicine at two colleges in China and was also a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine at the Teaching Hospital of Chengdu College of Medical Continuing Education.  His intellectual curiosity and interest in world cultures and medicine led him to Israel, where he earned a Master of Public Health degree.  In his current practice, Shen’s medical specialties include pain management, neurological disorders, autoimmune disease treatment, digestive health, psycho-emotional care, and treatment of reproductive concerns.  Shen also provides comprehensive care to alleviate routine ailments, such as allergies, and he treats other commonly seen problems, like diabetes.

Dr. Shen has been a professor and practitioner with AOMA since 1999.  At AOMA, Shen supervises student interns and teaches not only core subjects but also specialty topics in areas such as Public Health.  He also tirelessly works to support the larger profession. In addition to contributing to professional journals and participating in ongoing research projects, Shen serves as a member of the NCCAOM exam writing committee.  In this role, he and other highly respected members of the professional community assess questions for the state licensing exams.  He also is a  certified examiner of the Clean Needle Techniques examination that all practitioners must take and pass in order to demonstrate adherence to safe needling practices.   Shen is a frequent presenter not only at national and international conferences but also at local hospitals and universities.  His scholarly presentations share his acumen in the fields of diabetes, multiple sclerosis, emotional care, pain management, women’s health, and herbal safety.  Shen appreciates the opportunity to share his love for the practice and the wealth of his family rich medical background with students, colleagues, and patients alike.

Dr. Shen enjoys outdoor activities, cooking, travelling, photography, and technology.

Licensure and Certification

Texas State Board of Medical Examiners License

Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

CCAOM certified Clean Needle Technique instructor

Patient Testimonial

"I am a patient of Xiaotian Shen.  I had very extensive surgery on my back in 2000.  For 6 years I lived on Tylenol 3 for the pain that I was left with after the surgery.  I had PT, different procedures, and different medications but in the end was told that the muscles were in constant spasm and there was nothing to be done for me, that I just was to live on narcotics. It was suggested to me to try acupuncture by a Navy Dr. but I knew that TRICARE wasn’t covered so I just didn’t do anything about it.  After moving here to Austin things changed for me.  My daughter who worked at the GLO heard Shen talk and met him and was so impressed that she told me about him and AOMA.  I actually made an appointment and she went with me for the first visit.  Dr. Shen changed my life and I have been off all pain medications since I started seeing him in 2007.  I recently came back due to more back problems with herniated disc etc.  He is helping me once again.  I can’t say enough about Shen and about acupuncture and wish there were some way that I could force TRICARE to become a partner with you." - C. Belcher

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