Amy Adams L.Ac., Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)®

Amy’s interest in the inextricable link between mind and body lead her to pursue a four-year Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree from AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, Texas. While in school, she studied at Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China, an experience that allowed her to observe the combined practice of Western and Eastern medicine at a public hospital. This cemented her belief in the power of collaborative care.

She is a licensed acupuncturist, certified acupuncture detoxification specialist and cupping therapist, and has received additional training in both trauma/addiction recovery and facial rejuvenation. While she works with a wide range of medical conditions, she’s particularly drawn to the treatment of anxiety disorders, stress, grief, trauma/PTSD, and addiction.

Amy inserts fine, sterile needles into acupuncture points located along the body’s meridians, a network that provides a navigable energetic map of the body. Early Chinese doctors used the term “Qi” (pronounced “chee”) to describe the energy that flows through these meridians. The belief is that illness is caused by a disruption of Qi, which leads to imbalance. Acupuncture assists our ability to resist or overcome illnesses and conditions by correcting these imbalances. It also prompts the body to produce chemicals that decrease or eliminate both physiological and psychological pain.

My Personal Story

Like many little kids, I wanted to be a doctor when I grew up. That changed after I was diagnosed with cancer at age seven. I couldn’t quite grasp how helping people feel better could involve treatments that seemed harsher than the disease itself. Instead, I became a writer, ultimately building a successful career in both the advertising and publishing industries here in Dallas.

I remain thankful for the incredible care I received at MD Anderson, and for the way it shaped my approach to wellness. I eventually found my way back to healthcare but from an integrative point of view. My philosophy recognizes the full range of physical, emotional, social, spiritual and environmental influences that can affect a person’s well-being.

I believe the centuries-old practice of acupuncture addresses those elements, making it a powerful companion — or, at times, a viable alternative — to traditional medicine. It also makes me very happy that top hospitals such as Mayo Clinic, Duke University Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, Sloan-Kettering, and, you guessed it, MD Anderson now consider acupuncture a legitimate part of patient care.

Pricing

Acupuncture +
New Patient (90 mins): $150
Follow-up (60 mins): $100
Package of 5 sessions: $450
Package of 10 sessions: $800

Facial Rejuvenation
Required prepaid package of 10 treatments: $1,200
Subsequent follow-up treatments: $80

Cupping Therapy
Initial appointment (60 minutes): $120
45 minutes: $80
30 minutes: $60
Package of six 30 minute sessions: $300

Herbal Consultation
New Patient (90 mins): $150
Follow-up (60 mins): $100
Package of 5 sessions: $450
Package of 10 sessions: $800

Acu Detox
NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) only protocol (no intake-group room) - approximately 30-45 minutes: $40
Purchased sessions may be gifted to a friend or family member.