Serving South Austin and beyond since 2006...

Licensed Acupuncturists Wally Doggett and Kelly Doggett, founders of South Austin Community Acupuncture circa 2006.

Wally Doggett and his wife Kelly met in acupuncture school and started South Austin Community Acupuncture together in 2006. The clinic grew out of a desire to create a neighborhood clinic that represents a natural expression of ourselves into the community we live in.

Statement of Inclusivity and Ethics

We value diversity. We work to create a safe and comfortable environment for all members of our community. All are welcome here, regardless of income, education, language, race, skin color, nationality, legal status, sex, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, familial situation, age, religion, political beliefs, abilities or disabilities, size or shape. Your level of care will never be based on any of these factors.

The Clinic

We offer acupuncture, cupping, and Chinese herbal medicine.

  • Acupuncture

South Austin Community Acupuncture offers acupuncture in a group setting on a radical $20-$40 sliding scale. With the support of our community we are able to provide treatment that is both accessible and affordable, so you can get acupuncture as often or for as long as needed to get the best results.

We do not offer appointments for private treatment, but do some work with acupuncture on tables as necessary. This is purely at the discretion of the practitioner and contingent on our work flow.

  • Cupping

If therapeutically relevant, cupping may be offered as part of your treatment (again, at the discretion of the practitioner and contingent on our work flow). We do not offer sliding cupping, gua sha, or other related techniques.

  • Chinese herbal medicine

Herbal medicine is commonly used alongside acupuncture at South Austin Community Acupuncture. Any herbs prescribed are an additional charge. Their price can vary, but we try to keep things affordable. You are also welcome to come in and just buy herbs 'over-the-counter' if necessary.

Our Practitioners

Our practitioners all have Masters degrees with extensive training in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, are board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and licensed by the Texas Medical Board to practice acupuncture in the State of Texas.


Wally Doggett is a graduate of the Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin. While a student at AOMA, Wally apprenticed at Turtle Dragon Health Services with Allen Cline, James Phillips, and senior herbalist Dr. Wu Peirong . More recently, Wally completed an intensive diploma course in Chinese medicine dermatology with Dr. Mazin Al-Khafaji.

Prior to studying Chinese medicine, Wally earned a BA in Music from UT Austin and performed for years with some of Austin's finest musicians and songwriters.


Sara Calland has an undergraduate degree in Political Economy and Community Psychology from Evergreen State College, with an emphasis in social work and alternatives to capitalism. Additionally, having spent her early childhood years in Mexico City, Sara is fluent in Spanish.

The experience of receiving acupuncture at a community acupuncture clinic in Olympia, Washington is what led Sara to AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine and ultimately South Austin Community Acupuncture.


Kimmi McMinn graduated at the top of her class at Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Additionally, Kimmi has a Master of Public Health degree in Infectious Disease from Tulane University and a BS in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University.

Kimmi also has an extensive background in public health and humanitarian work at home and abroad.


Jennifer Schneider is an old hand at South Austin Community Acupuncture, having worked here in the capacity of both receptionist and acupuncturist. Jen has an eclectic work history that makes her particularly well suited for working in the community acupuncture setting.