Acupuncture and Herbs


Acupuncture 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 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�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.


Often, 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)

Dixie 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 area.

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 and effectively.


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11917-B Oak Knoll

Austin, Texas


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