Austin Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine at WFP Westlake
Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine. Ancient written records describe the principle beliefs that support the practice of using needles to diagnose and treat ailments caused by an imbalance of Qi (pronounced chee), the flow of life energy through various pathways in the body, also known as meridians. Traditional Eastern practitioners mapped these specific energy channels all throughout the body and also identified acupuncture points, where needles could be inserted into the skin to redirect energy through the meridian system and bring back the correct balance and flow of Qi in order to restore good health.
Acupuncture is widely used in Western medicine today, often as a complementary treatment in conjunction with traditional, or conventional, healthcare. During treatment, very fine needles are inserted into specific acupuncture points on the body to trigger the body’s natural ability to heal. These thin acupuncture needles are pre-sterilized, intended for one-time use only, and penetrate the skin. The depth of insertion varies depending upon the condition that is treated and the part of the body where the needles are placed. However, the insertion is not painful, though some may feel a slight stinging sensation that only lasts for a moment. Others report a mild ache in certain points, which is quite common. Once in, the needles typically stay in place for 5 to 30 minutes with the purpose of stimulating the nervous system and thereby releasing chemicals to various parts of the body.
The desired effect of acupuncture is to naturally change and regulate the body’s biochemical and physiological processes in order to treat pain and chronic health conditions such as high blood pressure, digestive disorders, arthritis, stress, anxiety, and depression. In fact, the World Health Organization recognizes almost a hundred diseases, symptoms, or conditions for which acupuncture is effective. Acupuncture may also be used to boost immunity and to prevent certain conditions such as migraines.
At Wiseman Family Practice, we believe in treating the whole person. Our Westlake clinic offers acupuncture as part of a comprehensive medical approach that enables our patients to achieve optimal physical health as well as emotional well-being, and our medical providers are happy to discuss the benefits of acupuncture and whether it is right for you.
We use acupuncture to treat many common conditions that include but are not limited to: women’s health and related issues; chronic and acute pain; digestive issues; stress; insomnia; depression; hypertension; male/female infertility-related issues; weight loss; migraines and headaches. In addition to acupuncture, we also provide the following services, which may enhance your acupuncture treatments: acupressure bodywork, herbal consultation, Reiki, and cupping.
In a relaxed setting, our licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) will work closely with you to learn about your health history, discuss symptoms and any concerns, and determine an individualized plan that best treats the root cause of your health condition.
What We Treat:
- Women’s health and related issues
- Acute and chronic pain
- Digestive issues
- Male and female Infertility related issues
- Weight Loss
- Headaches, Migraines
- Services Offered
- Herbal Consultation
- Acupressure Bodywork
TK Largey, MAOM, L.Ac.
TK Largey studied at the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, receiving her Master’s degree in 2012. TK is board certified by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is also licensed by the Texas Medical Board. TK completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin (1998), graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. TK is passionate about acupuncture and its role in integrative medicine. She enjoys helping her patients discover the restorative and healing benefits of acupuncture, as well as the partnership with her patients. TK recognizes that each patient has an individual journey and she listens to each patient’s health needs and concerns with respect, as they work together to determine the most effective and appropriate treatment plan.
South Austin is home to TK, where she lives with her husband and young daughter. TK is an avid reader, loves to explore the ever-changing culture and lifestyle in Austin, and enjoys spending time outdoors most of the year in Austin—but not in the summertime heat! TK is excited to be a part of Wiseman Family Practice and to share the benefits of acupuncture at the Westlake clinic.
Our Phone & Fax Numbers
Our Office Hours
- Atena PPO & EPO (including TRC)
- American Healthcare Alliance
- Assurant Health
- Beech Street / CAPP Care
- Benefit Planners / Preferred Benefits
- Blue Choice / Blue Cross Shield of Texas PPO, PAR