Welcome. We're glad you found us! You can schedule online or call (512)707-8330.
How the clinic works, and all you need for your first visit.
Frequently asked questions, and our answers to them.
Who we are and why we do what we do.
We want to help everyone understand acupuncture better.
We also offer herbal remedies for all kinds of things.
Details on how to find us.
Resources for patients and organizations we support.


South Austin Community Acupuncture is open 7 days a week

Our acupuncturists schedule

Schedule your acupuncture appointment online

What can acupuncture help with?

Here is a list of things we find acupuncture to be particularly helpful with:

Stress    Fatigue    Anxiety/Depression    Insomnia     Acute and chronic pain

Strains/Sprains    Swelling/Inflammation    Headaches    Digestive problems

Jaw pain     Allergies/Asthma/Respiratory problems    Menstrual problems   

Peri-menopausal symptoms    Bell's palsy    Fertility issues     PMS

Stimulating labor   Addictions/Cravings    Side effects of chemo and radiation

How many treatments will I need?

This can vary quite a bit from person to person, but more often than not, you will need some kind of course of treatments for best results.

For example, for an acute problem you might get a few treatments scheduled closer together for a short time. Whereas for a chronic problem, you might get treatments weekly, bi-weekly, or even monthly over a longer period.

Here are some treatment guidelines to help you better understand how you might want to use acupuncture to get the most from it.

Does acupuncture hurt?

Mostly not at all. Acupuncture needles are tiny - way smaller than anything you might encounter in a Western medicial office. People are usually pleasantly surprised at how minimal the sensation is from an acupuncture needle, and most people find acupuncture deeply relaxing.

Are the needles sterile?

Yes. We use sterile one time use only needles, and then discard them.

How does acupuncture work?

This is a big question. On the one hand you have the explanations of traditional Chinese medical theory, and on the other, evolving scientific understanding. In short, acupuncture works on multiple systems of the body to stimulate the body's innate healing response.

Please visit our acupuncture page or resources page for more information.

You treat in recliners. How do you treat back or neck pain?

We do have a couple of massage tables and a massage chair if we need them, but more often than not we do acupuncture in a recliner by utilizing key acupuncture points for the back and neck that are located on the extremities. It kind of depends on the nature of the injury or pain, but basically we will work with you to find the best way to address your problem and get the best results.

What about my privacy? How do you handle this in a group setting?

We will always conduct patient interviews in private or as privately as you need them to be. We want you to be comfortable discussing anything that is relevant to improving your health.

Can acupuncture help me lose weight?

Despite the number of people who come to acupuncture seeking help with their weight, there is no substantial evidence to support using acupuncture for weight loss. However, in that acupuncture tends to help the body function more optimally overall and can minimize cravings, it can help some - and we have seen some people lose some weight.

Can acupuncture help me quit smoking?

Yes, in that it can help minimize cravings and help take the edge off of withdrawal. Acupuncture will not make you quit doing anything. It is a useful tool, but it is only useful to the extent you use it. For smoking cessation frequent treatments are recommended. We offer acudetox treatments for only $15 to make this more possible.


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About acupuncture


Consumer advisory on chiropractic acupuncture