AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine


Chelsea Xu, MD (China), LAc 360

Chelsea Qiao Xu, MD (China) LAc 360                                   Request an appointment with Dr. Xu.

Dr. Qiao “Chelsea” Xu was born into a family that emphasized traditional western medicine, and she always thought that she would follow in her grandfather and uncle's footsteps into medicine. However, her grandfather developed a liver disease untreatable with western medicinal techniques and it was traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that ultimately helped him recover. After this event, Dr. Xu changed her aspirations and began studying Chinese medicine.

Dr. Xu graduated in 1983 from the University of Liaoning Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. Before moving to America, she worked as a doctor in a traditional Chinese hospital for three years. Upon moving to the U.S., she first started practicing acupuncture in a MD’s clinic in Chicago and later moved to Austin following her husband’s job change. 

Dr. Xu brings a positive attitude, compassion, and encouragement to the patients in her medical practice. “To me, the most important aspect of Chinese medicine is its holistic approach, emphasizing the relationship between the different parts of the body and its surroundings.”

In addition to her thirty years of acupuncture and Chinese herbal experience, Dr. Xu has also practiced qigong and yoga over twenty years, utilizing concepts from these practices in her treatments. Dr. Xu has been a clinical supervisor at AOMA since 2003, where she also teaches qigong. She offers treatment in pain management, female and digestive disorders, allergies, asthma, and stress. In her spare time, she likes to practice qigong, taiji and meditation.

Licensure and Certification

Texas State Board of Medical Examiners License
Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

Patient Testimonials

Dr. Xu treated me for pain associated with a re-injury to already injured ligaments and tendons surrounding my right ankle. My range of motion improved a 100 fold and the constant pain I had suffered with for 5 weeks was relieved. I walked out of the treatment room feeling 75% relief. The remaining pain feels as if it is more weight related rather than injury related. As long as I keep the ankle non-weight bearing, I am pain free. That's amazing! Dr. Xu prescribed an herbal formula that has continued to help with the pain and swelling. I am so grateful for her kindness and sensitivity. Dr. Xu prepared me for the sensitivity I might experience with some of the acupoints used and she even helped me to the car after my treatment. I am so thankful to have some relief from the constant pain! - Audrey S.