AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine


Adjunct Faculty

Rebecca Andrews, ND
Department of Biomedical Science
ND, Bastyr University, 2003
MSA, Bastyr University, 2003
BA, Psychology, University of Kentucky, 1993
Dr. Andrews’ extensive career in healthcare began in 1995 when she completed massage therapy training before going on to earn her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and master of Acupuncture degree from Bastyr University in 2003. Prior to relocating to Austin, TX, she maintained a private clinical practice in Seattle, WA specializing in general medicine, women's health, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, pain management & physical medicine, environmental medicine, botanical medicine, natural hormone and neurotransmitter balancing. In addition to her many years of clinical experience, Dr. Andrews has also served on the Board of Directors for the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians, lead international medical volunteer teams to Kenya, and has taught numerous public courses on environmental medicine, herbal medicine, and hormone balance for women.

Joel Cone, DC, Postgraduate Certification in Acupuncture
Department of Biomedical Sciences
DC,Texas Chiropractic College, 2001
BS,Texas Chiropractic College, 2001
Dr. Cone has extensive experience in reading MRI, CT, and radiographic images, and performing comprehensive physical examination on surgical patients. In the classroom, he enthusiastically combines knowledge of clinical anatomy, physiology, patient management and acupuncture. He enjoys showing students ways to apply knowledge in anatomy and physiology to their future practices. Additionally, Dr. Cone is certified in Intravenous and Injectable Nutrients and Homeopathics and received his Advanced Practice Chiropractic Physician status with a prescription drug license in New Mexico in 2010.  He has also received advanced training chelation and oxidative therapies.  He is working towards a Diplomate in Internal Diagnosis and a Diplomate in Nutrition.  He has advanced pain management training in ultrasound guided injections for trigger point, joint, and nerve block procedures. Dr. Cone maintains an active clinical practice in south Austin. He has been a professor at AOMA since 2005.

Jimmie L. Coombes, MS
Department of Integral Studies
MS, St. Mary’s University, 1975
BA, A&M College of Texas, 1963
Jimmie Coombes is a retired US Air Force Colonel and a decorated command pilot with more than 6,000 hours of flying time. During his Air Force years, Col. Coombes taught leadership, professional ethics, force planning, defense policy and decision making at two senior service defense studies colleges. During his military career, he served on the faculty of the Air War College and the NATO Defense College. Col. Coombes has more than 19 years of teaching experience. He has been instrumental in developing the business affairs of two schools of Oriental medicine. He has instructed at AOMA since 2002, serving as president of the institution from 1998 to 2005. 

Cara Edmond, LMSW
Department of Integral Studies
MSW, University of Texas at Austin, 2007
BA, University of Iowa, 2004
Ms. Edmond has worked as a clinical social worker in various settings including hospitals, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations. She specializes in crisis intervention, facilitation, grief and loss, and case management. Her professional experiences have allowed her to work with clients from many different cultural backgrounds, with a range of physical and cognitive abilities, and as a part of interdisciplinary health care teams. Ms. Edmond teaches Case Management.

Yan He, LAc, MD (China)*
Department of Integral Studies
BMed, Chengdu University of TCM, 1984
Yan He is an acupuncturist and herbal specialist with more than eighteen years of experience in practicing and teaching acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Yan He served as faculty member, practitioner, and director of administration at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. Since 2001 she has been a clinical supervisor and tai chi instructor at AOMA. She has published several textbooks on acupuncture and herbs as well as dozens of articles. She has special training in acupuncture facial rejuvenation and is a third degree chef in dietary therapy. Yan He has a private practice in AOMA’s Professional Clinic where she often combines Chinese food therapies with her acupuncture and herbal treatments.

Yuxin He, LAc, PhD, MD (China)*
Dean of Academics
DMed, Liaoning College of TCM, 1994
MMed, Nanjing University of TCM, 1989
BMed, Jiangxi College of TCM, 1986
Yuxin He was an associate professor of Traditional Chinese Medicine at Heilongjiang University of TCM. He earned his degrees and taught in five of China’s top medical schools. He was one of only two postdoctoral researchers in the field of TCM in China prior to 1995, in a program designed for developing excellent high level young scientists and academic leaders in the TCM field. Dr. He is the author of eight books on Chinese medicine and has published more than a dozen research papers in various professional journals.  He served as the vice chairman of the Special Needling Technique Committee of the National Folk Therapy Association and as a committee member of the Editing Committee of the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture and the NCCAOM. Because of his outstanding contributions to the advancement of the field, he has received many awards and honors over the years. Dr. He is particularly well known for his application of Chinese herbal medicine for the treatment of various diseases. He has an active practice in Austin, Texas specializing in pain management, sports injury, emotional disorders, immune disorders, chronic fatigue, dermatology, and cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation. He has been on faculty at AOMA since 1996, becoming dean of academics in 1997.

Tiffany Meera Hoffman, MBA, LMT
Department of Integral Studies
MBA, University of Phoenix, 2012
BS, University of Texas at Austin, 2006
In addition to holding a master’s in business administration and a bachelor’s in neurobiology, Tiffany Meera Hoffman is a licensed massage therapist and registered yoga instructor. She has over 10 years of professional massage therapy experience and is the founder of Austin Chair Massage.

Dongxin Ma, LAc, PhD, MD (China)*
Director, Department of Herbal Studies
DMed, Beijing University of TCM, 1997
MMed, Heilongjiang University of TCM, 1993
BMed, Heilongjiang University of TCM, 1990
Dongxin Ma practiced Oriental medicine and taught foreign students in China for more than eight years before coming to the United States. An expert in both acupuncture and Chinese herbs, Ma has published research papers and books, and has participated as a presenter in several international conferences in the field. He maintains an active clinical practice where he specializes in treating women’s disorders and allergies. Ma has been on faculty at AOMA since 1999, becoming director of the department of clinical education. In 2001 he became the dean of herbal studies.

Lorena Monda, LAc, DOM (NM), Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (NM)
Department of Integral Studies
Graduate, Southwest Acupuncture College, 1984
OMD, Southwest Acupuncture College 1989
Lorena Monda has a private practice in traditional Chinese medicine and body-centered psychotherapy. She has served on the faculty of the Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe and has also been a consultant to the Texas Council on Family Violence and the Center for Battered Women in Austin. Monda is the author of The Practice of Wholeness: Spiritual Transformation in Everyday Life. She is also a certified Hakomi therapist and trainer for the Hakomi Institute for Body-Centered Psychotherapy, as well as vice president of Golden Flower Chinese Herbs. She has been on faculty at AOMA since 1994.

Mandy Morrow, LA c, MSOM
MSOM, AOMA, 2002
BA, University of Texas at Austin, 1993
After earning her Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine at AOMA, Morrow completed extensive training in Japanese palpation style acupuncture. She brings a comprehensive clinical understanding and experience in Chinese herb/drug interaction, functional blood analysis, neurotransmitters, and endocrinology to the clinic as a practitioner and supervisor. She is both owner of and practitioner for Ancient Wisdom Acupuncture in Austin, TX. Raised in Mexico City, Morrow is a fluent Spanish speaker and offers bilingual treatments.

William R. Morris, LAc, PhD, MSEd, DAOM
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies, 2009
DAOM, Traditional Oriental Medicine, Emperor’s College, 2006
MSEd, Medical Education, University of Southern California, 2004
BS, Business Administration, University of Phoenix, 2001
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Amy Neuzil, ND
Department of Biomedical Sciences
NMD, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, 2003
BA, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1998
Dr. Neuzil is the owner and founder of Excelon Health Integrative Medical Center in Austin, TX. She has served patients in the Austin area for almost 10 years, educating the community about natural health through radio appearances, popular articles, and various public workshops and presentations. She currently serves as the co-chair of the legislative committee for the Texas Association of Naturopathic Physicians and is the author of two books on women’s health. Dr. Neuzil is teaching Evidence-Based Practices.

James Phillips, LAc
Department of Acupuncture
MSOM, Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin, 2004
BA, Baylor University, 1997
Mr. Phillips began his education in Chinese medicine in 1994 in Kunming city, China. While completing his BA in Chinese literature he attended clinical rotations for two years at Kunming city hospital. In 1997, he continued his studies in Chinese Herbology in Taibei, Taiwan, eventually receiving his MSOM from AOMA in 2004. In addition to acting as a translator for Chinese doctors and publishing companies, Phillips is co-owner of Turtle Dragon Herb and Tea, Co. and maintains a private Chinese medical practice in Austin, TX. He has been teaching various aspects of Chinese medicine since 2000. Mr. Phillips is teaching Acupuncture Techniques 1 and 2.

Anne Province, MA, MBA
Department of Integral Studies
Anne Province has 30 years of experience in higher education, health care, and professional support for the helping professions. As associate vice president for planning and information at St. Edward’s University, Province was responsible for overseeing the university’s strategic planning, institutional effectiveness, and information technology operations. Her interest in human formation and development led her to a second master's degree and work with Seton HealthCare Network providing services for patients, medical staff, and the general public. Province has served as adjunct faculty at St. Edward’s University and the Seminary of the Southwest, as a guest lecturer at Vanderbilt University, and is particularly interested in educating therapists, medical professionals, social workers, and clergy to develop the capacity to be witnesses and healers of trauma and suffering. Ms. Province co-produced the award-winning documentary film Spiritual Seekers: Stories of the Lifetime Journey. She maintains a private practice in spiritual direction.

Ziyang Zhou, LAc, MD (China), MS *
Department of Herbal Studies
MMed, Heilongjiang Academy of TCM, 1991
BMed, Anhui College of TCM, 1988
Ziyang Zhou was a chief clinical physician at the first specialized acupuncture hospital in China prior to 1995. He holds three patents for acupuncture equipment in China and has done extensive research on moxibustion and scalp acupuncture. He has published several research papers and is the author of four books. He has been practicing Chinese medicine since 1988 and teaching Chinese acupuncture and herbology in the United States since 1995. He has been on faculty at AOMA since 2001. Zhou is in private practice in Austin.