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Community Collaborations

Throughout the years, AOMA has been engaged in many community collaborations. Please read on for some of AOMA's current projects.

Seton Family of Hospitals
Sol Community Counseling
American Botanical Council
Lauterstein-Conway Massage School
Seton McCarthy Community Clinic
Yoga Yoga

The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts
Texas State University: St. David's School of Nursing
Rosenblatt Laboratory at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

AOMA Clinics at Seton Family of Hospitals' Community Clinics

In 2006 the AOMA Student Clinic expanded their treatment options again by adding the 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 by AOMA student interns. This clinic is currently offered on Thursday evening & 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 Communitiy 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 by AOMA student interns. This clinic is currently offered on Wednesdays & 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. 

Sol Community Counseling

AOMA is pleased to announce the availability of individual and couples counseling services for our students, effective October 1, 2008. We have 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 http://www.solcommunitycounseling.com. Their offices are located 10 minutes south of campus off of Shoal Creek Boulevard at 1510 W. 34th Street, Suite, 200.

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, has been awarded a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for a three-year program, Botanical Studies for Oriental Medicine. AOMA is one of 15 schools chosen to participate in the grant project. "This new funding will help U.S. students and practitioners of Oriental Medicine get to know where their herbs come from, how they are grown, and who grows them," said High Falls Gardens’ director Jean Giblette.

AOMA is working with the American Botanical Council on this project. 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 as a perfect match.

AOMA students enrolled in Herbal Lab 2 can elect to work at the herbal garden as a project toward their final grade. In early 2007, AOMA and ABC completed the construction of the raised bed, surrounding the garden area in limestone. The garden is designed in the shape of a Ba Gua. In April 2007, AOMA students and ABC staff transplanted the seedlings to the garden plot and replanted seeds that didn't come up in the greenhouse.

View herbal garden photo-journal.
For more information on how to get involved in the herbal garden project email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 512-492-3034. To volunteer at ABC contact Rebecca Petee, 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 five 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 our Yoga at Work program specializes in bringing the benefits of yoga into the workplace.

The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts

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, 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 you intend to integrate the culinary training they receive with health and wellness
   • One to three professional or academic letters of reference
Application Deadline: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (512) 476-2276 for more details.

To apply, please click here.

Qigong classes at Seton McCarthy Community Clinic

AOMA offers a 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 at noon.

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 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information or call 512-492-3034.