AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine



I have had the best experience at the student clinic! I have been going there for about 8 months and have had the best treatments from all of the student interns and I also feel so good. The most recent experience was the best yet. I had been having shoulder pain for almost 2 weeks and in one session of cupping the pain was gone! I recommend AOMA to all my friends! Thanks so much AOMA students!

- M. Luna

I have been coming to your clinic for three years now and enjoy the experience very much. The student clinicians have provided exemplary service, are very thorough and detailed. They have also gone out of their way to educate me and offer me information and services to help me with stress and nutrition, along with my regular treatments for arthritis, sinusitis, headaches, neck and shoulder pain. I am very impressed by the instructional doctors who supervise the students and have complete confidence that I will be treated appropriately and confidently by students and faculty.

- B. Gould

AOMA is a blessing to the Austin community.  I have been going to AOMA for almost 8 years for a variety of medical issues.  The first time I ever tried acupuncture was at AOMA for panic attacks.  After only 3 treatments my heart palpitations went away and I have never had a problem since.  From then on I was sold!  I love the staff and have enjoyed meeting a variety of students for years now--sometimes even following students as they open their own practices.  AOMA is amazing also for those who do not have health insurance since acupuncture is so effective for common ailments that can cost a fortune in a regular, Western doctor's office.  The herbs prescribed have always helped and cost a fraction of a pharmaceutical drug.  Acupuncture is incredible and AOMA does a great job teaching its students.

-S. Wise

I went to the AOMA student clinic this spring to treat some lower back pain (I had thrown out my back a few weeks prior). Besides acupuncture, the intern also suggested putting these suction cups/bells on my back. I was a little skeptic because I had never heard of them, but I figured what the heck. The suctions cups/bells left some red marks on my back for a couple days, but my lower back pain significantly decreased within a day! I went back for a second appointment a couple weeks later (I had a buy one get one free coupon), and the intern did a similar treatment of acupuncture and the suction cups/bells. My lower back pain was completely gone a day later!

- E. Crepeau

I have been to the AOMA clinic only twice but both times was astonished by the attention that was paid to the overall well-being of the patient. I thought I was going in to have a very specific area of pain looked at but found the medical staff first wanted to know information relating to all bodily functions.  This is not something I am used to with Western Medicine and I was greatly comforted by it. I was asked about my familial history, medical history and about all aspects of my overall physical and mental well-being at the moment. I felt the medical staff was not only highly professional but concerned and interested in finding a therapeutic remedy for the ailment. And, in the end, I was given relief by the acupuncture and handed an herbal remedy specific to my individual needs. I am thankful that I found this place and will return whenever I feel I need relief from pain. - Julie Akers

My student acupuncturist’s name was Karyn.  She seemed very knowledgeable and was calm and steady when placing the acupuncture needles.  She checked on me often and made sure I was comfortable.  She listened to my history as it was involved but I think she was concerned about time because she looked at the clock often but I really needed to tell my story so the prognosis could be as informed as possible. I, unfortunately, don’t remember the name of the licensed acupuncturist overseeing Karyn’s diagnosis. She explained herbal choices and course of treatment well.  My sinus congestion felt eased when I left.  The herbal store’s convenience was nice.  I look forward to my next treatment and resolving my health issues. 

- C. Durham

I dont remember the name of the practitioner because last week was my first week. I really appreciated how concerned she was with my comfort level. She frequently checked to make sure she was addressing my needs. I felt very welcomed. It was nice to know what my practitioner was thinking. She spoke about her notes and her thoughts which encouraged me to want to communicate more. I also appreciated her honesty and her concern with my progress. Great first experience! I look forward to the next!

- C. Leigh

The first week of December in 2008, my sister was taken to the hospital, she was diagnosed as septic. The same week my girlfriend dumped me. Emotionally shocked and confused, the director shifted treatments to a mind and spirit approach. Not necessarily in this order, these are some of the changes in me: I find myself using hand motions to express myself. Having never done this before, I’m 58, I feel like a mannequin in a child’s play, FUN! I smile more and have a better sense of humor. My sadness and pain have lessened considerably. As long as I can remember, I bought fruit for sons or others, now I buy it for myself and eat it. I am more rested when I sleep (7-8 hours). I remember names. My left hand no longer shakes. My right hand shakes less.

- R. Wilson

Yesterday I went to Goodhealth Commons for my very first acupuncture treatment and I just wanted to tell you what a fantastic experience it was. Everyone that works there is so nice, helpful and friendly, The students that performed the acupuncture were professional, kind, caring, informative and very knowledgeable. I thought I would try acupuncture because I’ve been have troubling sleeping and I don’t like the groggy way I feel in the mornings after taking a sleeping pill. Guess what! I slept like a baby last night and feel great today. I’ve already booked my appointment for next week.

-Patty B - Dell Children's Medical Center

I was very sick for the past several years and did not know it. I had so much wrong with me. In the year 2006, I had rosacea, an atonic bladder, acid reflux, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diverticulosis, fibromyalgia, a heart condition, feminine itching and burning that was so bad that it would keep me up in the middle of the night, restless leg syndrome, back pain (from when I hurt my back in Jan 2006), hemorrhoids, abdominal pain for years, endometriosis, and my legs were so heavy that I could barely walk in September of 2006. I got to the point that no matter what I ate at mealtimes I was feeling nauseous, like I was going to throw up, and I was getting tired of being sick all of the time. Then, my son came down for a visit and told me that I should try alternative medicine. He meant acupuncture. I made an acupuncture appointment for the 25th of October, 2006. The first visit the interns had asked me what was wrong with me and I told them. They said, “What do you want us to help you with?” I told them that I could barely walk and I wanted them to help me walk better and after one treatment with acupuncture I could walk better the next day. I started going to acupuncture frequently. The student intern was asking me “What do you want to do when you get better?” I told them, “I wanted to mow the yard again.” In March of 2007, I got a lawn mower for my birthday and I finally got to mow the yard. Now, I want to mow the yard every chance I get. AOMA saved my life with their treatments. If it was not for AOMA, I would not be here today. Thanks to AOMA, I am healthier than I have ever been in my entire life.

-Lisa H.

I have been to the student clinic on Anderson Lane for a number of years now to get treatment for a number of ailments.  There are two experiences that stand out the most. The first one was back in 2006 when I started having major problems with my right hand.  My regular doctor diagnosed it as carpal tunnel syndrome, which from there he sent me to a hand specialist.  I had over 7 physical therapy sessions with the hand specialist (cost $280) and there was no improvement.  The hand doctor sent me to another hand specialist to determine if I should have surgery on my right hand.  It was about this time when I found out about AOMA acupuncture student clinic from a seminar that was given at my work place.  Rather than having the surgery, I decided to give acupuncture a try.  Within 4 acupuncture treatments (cost $80) at the student clinic, my right hand was back to normal and no pain whatsoever.  My regular doctor was amazed.

My second treatment that stands out the most is the treatment that I had this past spring.  Since about 1998, I have had bouts of abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea and constipation.  I was diagnosed back in 1998 from my regular doctor that I had Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).  My doctor put me on a prescription for Zelnorm, which I took for about 6 months.  I decided to stop taking the Zelnorm because again there was no improvement.  Zelnorm has now been pulled from the market because of the bad side effects. Since then, I have just been trying to deal with the digestive problems the best that I could.  Well I came in this past spring to see if my Rosacea could be treated and I mentioned to the student intern (Lindsey) about my digestive problems.  She mentioned it to the female practitioner (can't remember her name) that was there that day.  The female practitioner patted my arm, told me to come off of eating wheat products and come back in 2 weeks to tell her how I feel.  Well, lo and behold, I felt much better within 3 days of not eating any wheat products.  Along with wheat products, I also chose to include not eating barley and rye products.  Within 2 weeks my digestive system was the greatest it had ever been.  I wanted so much to give this doctor the biggest hug I have ever given to anyone.  Here it is going into November and my digestive system still remains the greatest.

I fully believe in the power of acupuncture and have decided that from now on, I will only go to my doctor for my yearly physicals and do acupuncture for any ailments that may arise. Thank you for letting me voice my experience with acupuncture and the AOMA clinic.

- Sandra W.

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