Our Providers

Our providers serve patients at 2 Austin acupuncture clinic locations. 

Lesley Hamilton, DAOM, MACM, LAc

“For me the appeal of being an Chinese medical practitioner is the time we have for developing a relationship with the patient.”

Lesley Hamilton has been a licensed Chinese medical practitioner since 2003 and all the hallmark of her practice is found in the way she builds and nurtures her patient-practitioner relationships.  Hamilton’s patients are loyal, with some having been treated by her over the course of 8-10 years. Hamilton genuinely enjoys being a part of her patients’ healing process and she recognizes that the journey is just as significant as the destination. Some patient visits are for the purpose of health maintenance while others tackle acute events of chronic conditions or the treatment responds to something new. Whether or not the patients can heal completely, it is abundantly clear that their quality of life improves. One patient with chronic Hepatitis C with stage 4 cirrhosis gets regular acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulations from her. After receiving care from Hamilton for years, the patient’s medical doctor says, “Whatever you are doing, keep doing it!”

Hamilton's specialties include treatment strategies for hepatitis; anxiety/depression and stress-induced disorders (psychosocial, gastrointestinal, allergies, neck/upper back/shoulder pain, menstrual irregularities, and other similar conditions); menopause support; and treatment for low back/hip pain. Her philosophy with any of these issues is to engage with the patient and identify what he/she can do between sessions to improve health.  “For me the appeal of being an Chinese medical practitioner is the time we have for developing a relationship with the patient,” says Hamilton, noting that, “the dynamic of the human interaction can value-add to the healing process.”

Her mission in life is to provide support and opportunities for others to excel, and this circle encompasses Hamilton’s patients, students, colleagues, friends, and family.  Hamilton’s professional clinical practice is currently limited to 10 hours weekly so that she can achieve this goal. The remainder of the week finds her busy at AOMA, where she serves as the program director for the masters program, teaches herbal medicine, and advises students.

Licensure and Certification

  • Texas State Board of Medical Examiners License
  • Diplomate of Oriental Medicine – NCCAOM
  • Diplomate of Acupuncture and Diplomate of Chinese Herbology – NCCAOM
  • Occupational Acupuncture Certificate – AOMA Occupational Acupuncture Practitioner Group (AOAPG)
  • Acu-Detox Specialist – NADA Certificate
  • Hepatitis C Specialist – Quan Yin Healing Arts Certificate