Acupuncture and Herbs
is used extensively for a variety of medical purposes ranging from the
prevention and treatment of disease to relieving pain. As in many oriental
medicine practices, the emphasis of acupuncture is on prevention. In traditional Chinese medicine, the
highest form of medicine enables you to live a long, healthy life.
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
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�body, mind, spirit, and emotions�as part of one complete circle
rather than loosely connected pieces to be treated individually.
Acupuncture is the
stimulation of specific points on the body by a variety of techniques, including the
insertion of thin metal needles though the skin. It is intended to remove
blockages in the flow of qi (vital energy) and restore and maintain health.
It aims to restore and maintain health through the stimulation of specific
points on the body.
in the course of your acupuncture treatment, the therapist will prescribe
an herbal formula to supplement the effect of the acupuncture treatment
over time, sustaining the momentum between treatments. Traditional Chinese
medicine uses herbs to restore balance in the body by supporting the body�s
own physiological tendency towards health and well being. Unlike western pharmaceuticals,
Chinese herbal formulas work with your
body to attain the desired result of restored health and wellbeing.
Dixie Shive Hornby, L.Ac., FABORM
(Fellow of the American Board of
Oriental Reproductive Medicine)
Hornby is a licensed
practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Zen Shiatsu. She
effectively combines acupuncture, herbs and shiatsu to treat a wide range
of complaints. An excellent practitioner with a broad range of
skills--including the treatment of allergies, metabolic disorders and
emotional stress--Dixie is most passionate
about assisting patients through any type of transition in their lives, be
it smoking cessation, weight loss, trauma recovery, or perimenopause.
Dixie is a fellow of the American Board of Reproductive
Oriental Medicine. She has a wealth of knowledge and a tremendous amount of
experience treating reproductive and gynecological issues, including
infertility, IVF prep, PCOS, endometriosis, menarche related conditions,
perimenopause, menopause and more.
Dixie is a Central Texas native with deep roots
in the Austin
After graduating from The University of Texas�
Plan II Honors Program, Dixie taught ESL
for Teach For America, and then completed 1L studies at the exceptionally
competitive University of Texas School of Law. Not having found spiritual
fulfillment in law, she took a leave of absence to satisfy her curiosity
about Traditional Chinese Medicine and never looked back.
Dixie has a no-nonsense, straightforward approach to
the healing arts.
She strives to help
people incorporate the principles of Chinese health into their lives simply
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