Carol is licensed by the Texas Board of Medical Examiners to practice Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Oriental Bodywork. She completed her Masters at the Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin in 2004 and received her B.S. in Landscape Architecture from Texas A&M University in 1980. She brings many years of nutritional training to her practice to accompany the herbal prescriptions, bodywork and lifestyle suggestions that are included in her treatments. Along with or in place of needles, Carol uses the Acutron Mentor, a unique needle free Microlight Electro-Acupuncture, in the application of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In addition, the Acutron Mentor is used to provide pain free facials (Energy Light Rejuvenation).
What Is Traditional Chinese Medicine?
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is an ancient medical system that takes a deep understanding of the laws and patterns of nature and applies them to the human body. TCM is not “New Age,” nor is it a patchwork of different healing modalities. TCM is a complete medical system that has been practiced for more than five thousand years.
At the heart of TCM is the tenet that the root cause of illnesses, not their symptoms, must be treated. In modern-day terms, TCM is holistic in its approach; it views every aspect of a person’s body, mind, spirit, and emotions as part of one complete circle rather than loosely connected pieces to be treated individually.