Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine
Acupuncture is based on the belief that health depends on a balanced flow of Life Energy or Qi, also spelled Chi. To correct any imbalances, acupuncture points are used to correct the flow of Qi along these meridians and to redirect the flow of energy to affected areas. This is called acupuncture and has been used in the East for thousands of years.
Acupuncture is one major component of Eastern Medicine in which hair-thin needles are inserted into specific points in the body. Acupuncture points are selected based on their ability to stimulate the body’s own natural healing mechanisms through the physiological response to the insertion of the acupuncture needle. The insertion of needles into specific points can alter biochemical and physiological conditions in order to treat a wide variety of illnesses.
Acupuncture can be used to enhance immunity and to support both physical and emotional well-being. It is a safe and effective way to treat a wide range of medical conditions. Acupuncture works best when it is part of a comprehensive integrative care plan as an effort to treat the whole person and achieve the best results.
The World Health Organization recognizes almost a hundred diseases, symptoms, or conditions for which acupuncture is effective. Below are some of the conditions we treat with acupuncture; if your condition is not listed, please ask your health care professional if acupuncture may be right for you.
What We Treat:
Women’s health and related issues
Acute and chronic pain
Male and female Infertility related issues
Katherine Webster, MAOM, L.Ac.
Our acupuncture and herbal medicine practitioner, Katherine Webster, received her Masters Degree from AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, Texas. She is board certified by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is licensed by the Texas Medical Board. Katherine is experienced in women’s health and treating patients suffering from chronic pain. She strongly believes in the power of integrative care and is passionate about the importance of an integration of western and eastern philosophies to treat the entire person. In her free time, Katherine is busy raising her 6 year old son with her husband in Cedar Park, Texas. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is thrilled to join Wiseman Family Practice and is excited about welcoming patients and introducing them to the eastern portion of their integrative health care plans.