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What is integrative acupuncture?

Integrative acupuncture honors the source of acupuncture, which is traditional Chinese medicine, and build on that foundation to incorporate acupuncture into the rapidly evolving allopathic medical landscape.

Integrative acupuncturists combine advanced training in traditional Chinese medicine and astute clinical judgment with current research to offer compassionate and effective care to our patients. We are experts who continually evaluate current medical literature to ensure that our treatment protocols are always cutting-edge.

We prioritize open communication with our patients’ care teams, and utilize labs, imaging, and other interdisciplinary assessments to inform our approach and progress.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide safe and effective evidence-based acupuncture treatments to residents of Texas


Our Team

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Elizabeth Arris DAcIM, L.Ac.

Elizabeth Arris earned her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine from AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, Texas. She practices at Balance Acupuncture and Natural Medicine in San Antonio, Texas.

Dominic Arris B.S., Research Consultant

Dominic is a PhD candidate at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where he studies Integrated Biomedical Sciences. His current research focuses on neuropathic pain models and cancer progression. Prior to his placement at UTHSCSA, Dominic earned his B.S. in Molecular Biology from the University of Southern Maine, where he researched brown fat adipogenesis at Maine Medical Center Research Institute