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What is integrative acupuncture?

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

We combine advanced training in traditional Chinese medicine and astute clinical judgment with current research to offer compassionate and effective care to our patients. Texas Integrative Acupuncture has team of experts who 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 San Antonio.

 

Our Team

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Elizabeth Arris L.Ac., Owner, Lead Acupuncturist

Elizabeth Arris  is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and a NCCAOM Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. She obtained both her Master and Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, where she also worked as Research Coordinator for the Research Department, and holds a B.A. in Biological Sciences from Smith College. She has seen patients in private practice and in several integrated settings including Seton McCarthy Community Clinic, Austin Recovery, Austin Pain Associates, Portland Veterans Acupuncture Clinic, and Jade Integrated Health in Portland, Maine.

Elizabeth's specialties include acupuncture for women’s health and fertility (including pregnancy and postpartum recovery), oncology acupuncture, and pain management. Outside of work, she likes to run, dance and hike, and spend time with family.

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