PUT YOUR HEALTH
IN GOOD HANDS
Dr. Mari Galle, DACM, LAc
Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Certified Cupping Therapist
I am a licensed acupuncturist and board certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. A graduate of the rigorous four year program at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, I am passionate about understanding patients' ailments from a holistic approach.
I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a concentration in Nutrition which has given me a strong foundation of biological processes that when combined with my studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine allows for a great understanding of the human body, mind and spirit.
It is important to me that my patients receive comprehensive, individualized treatments including acupuncture, herbal medicine prescriptions, tuina, cupping and food therapy recommendations. The branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine nourish the body and aid in the healing of numerous illness by restoring the balance of energy throughout the body.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine treat symptoms of a wide range of issues including:
I currently practice acupuncture and herbal medicine in Austin. In my spare time, I enjoy practicing yoga, hiking Austin's numerous trails and kayaking Lady Bird Lake with my husband and rescue pup.
"The doctor of the future will give no medication but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."
— Thomas Edison —
Acupuncture is a key component of Traditional Chinese medicine. It has been practiced for thousands of years and focuses on the energy and unblocking of energy that flows though the body in a series of channels. It uses hair thin needles inserted at specific points to allow for smooth flow of energy throughout the body.
Chinese Herbal Medicine is a principle branch of treatment in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It can be used alone as a treatment method or in conjunction with acupuncture and food therapy to help correct imbalances and promote wellness. Chinese herbs are formulated and custom blended for each individual.
Cupping consists of either glass, plastic or silicon cups applied to the body to create a partial vacuum. This technique increases blood circulation over the treatment area to release stagnant qi and to alleviate pain.
Tuina is a form of Asian body work most closely resembling conventional western massage, focusing on specific problem areas of the body. Tuina treatments can be especially effective for chronic pain of the muscles, joints and skeletal system.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, food therapy is a branch of the medicine that uses dietary guides to help naturally treat disease symptoms and causes. There are specific foods that are appropriate for individuals based on their body constitution and to treat their individual ailments.