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Our mission at Whole Body Health is to provide holistic care and education through a team-based collaborative approach for individuals seeking healing, optimal wellness and fulfillment.

We are able to support and empower our patients structurally, nutritionally, emotionally and energetically with wisdom from a blend of ancient and modern modalities which create an opportunity for true healing and a vibrant life.

We don’t just treat the symptoms, we get to the underlying cause of the problem that is preventing you from living the full, pain-free life you deserve.

As holistic health practitioners, we believe in the importance of understanding all of your physical and emotional needs to fully individualize your care. We practice natural and non-invasive health care under the expert direction of licensed acupuncturist Moira J. McCarthy, TX L.Ac., Dr. Jeffrey Ulery, DC and Nicole Chance, LMT

With Austin Whole Body Health, you can rest assured that you are receiving the most up-to-date and advanced acupuncture, chiropractic, massage and wellness care available. We utilize state-of-the art technology, including cold laser therapy (Erchonia) and pharmaceutical-grade nutrition and essential oils, in conjunction with the latest wellness techniques available.

Are you ready to feel like You, again?

For more information give us a call today at 512-328-5200.


Kind Words from our Clients...

"The results from the treatments have been phenomenal. The racing, obsessive thoughts have ceased along with the painful GI distress that I endured. I am calmer, sleeping better, have lost the bloating and weight gain. The discomfort that I felt, when I ate, is gone too."
- Thanks, JA

"After many unsuccessful months with prescription medicines, I came to Moira to treat my severe daily migraines. After about twelve sessions, my migranes were gone entirely! Providing excellent care in a comfortable environment, Moira focuses on treating the problem itself, not merely the symptom."
- B. Knaack, UT Student

"My experiences with the Acupuncture Wellness Center have been amazing. Moira has helped me in so many ways in relieving pain and stress. The Acupuncture Wellness Center is a very peaceful and relaxing center that has a feel of comfort and serenity. I highly recommend this place to all my friends."
- Trang Le

"Acupuncture has greatly reduced my asthma and allergy symptoms. Since I've been seeing Moira, I rarely need my inhaler and I have a lot more energy."
- S.J. Hahn, Environmental Attorney

"Moira's done wonders in alleviating my pain. My wrist injury had never fully healed, and was painful and weak many months later. In just two treatments the pain was substantially eliminated. I now feel no pain whatsoever due to this injury."
- M. F. Meissner, Jr., Stock Analyst

"I didn't think there was anything that could help my symptoms from Lupus. After seeing Moira, I feel like a new woman and I'm back at work."
- B. Lewis, RN

"Moira McCarthy's method of acupuncture has helped keep the carpal tunnel syndrome in my left wrist at bay for many years now. I would not be able to continue in my massage therapy practice without the benefits of acupuncture. I have referred numerous clients to Moira over the years and her treatments have helped them immensly. "
- Craig E. Matthews, RMT

"My choice was back surgery until I went to Moira and did acupuncture. Two years later I am doing great. None of my physicians could tell me why I recently started with a severe problem of edema. Moira’s treatment has given me more relief than any of the physicians. Acupuncture is an amazing alternative."
- Linda Calvisi, Austin

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Acupuncture Therapy for Addictions

December 2, 2014     Leave a Comment

According to acupuncture and Oriental medicine, emotions originate internally from different organs inside the body. Conditions and events in the external world may provoke specific reactions but, ultimately, each person is responsible for the emotion generated. Any addiction, whether to drugs, alcohol, food, work, or other activity or substance, effectively blocks intelligence and suppresses healing abilities. Through these behaviors we choose to rely on the demands of addiction to dictate our lives, rather than taking responsibility to conduct ourselves in a healthy, life-affirming way.

Is there a body/mind connection to willpower? According to the principles of acupuncture and Oriental medicine, there is. Willpower, or “zhi,” is said to reside in the kidneys, and the state of the kidney qi directly correlates to the fortitude of our willpower.

The zhi represents willpower, drive and determination. It manifests as the urge to persist in one’s efforts and, when in deficiency, feelings of defeat, pessimism and depression may occur. Without strong willpower or zhi, one may easily succumb to the temptations of addiction. Acupuncture and Oriental medicine can help cleanse and re-balance your body and mind to overcome a variety of addictions, and can help manage cravings. The safe space provided during treatment is both literal and metaphorical.

In Oriental medicine, there is a protective layer around the exterior of the body called Wei Qi, or defensive energy. Nourishing Qi can greatly enhance the body’s ability to thrive in times of stress and can aid in healing, prevent illness and increase vitality. Recharging your battery and regeneration of vital energy, Qi, will help you live, look and feel your best!

Several approaches may be used when treating addictions, generally starting with therapies that help cleanse and balance. Sometimes a vague, uneasy sensation takes over after or during the process of releasing an addiction. Perhaps for the workaholic patient, it is strange and alarming to experience leisure time. Addicts require fortitude to find replacements for the dependence on substances or addictive behaviors. This is why willpower, or zhi, needs treatment, to provide support and determination to discover the power within oneself–a universal necessity for overcoming any addiction.

To aid your transformation from addiction and addictive behaviors to healthier practices, try focusing on routine. Routine provides stability, and a new routine is necessary to break old habits. If your first thought in the morning is to reach for a cigarette, replace that action with another, healthier ritual.

The replacement ritual could be anything from reaching for warm water with lemon and a pinch of cayenne to refresh your system, or singing your favorite song or stating out loud your plans for the day. As long as the action is positive and consistent, it will serve your new routine and changing thought processes.

Deep breathing with visualization can also strengthen willpower and be used as a tool to curb hunger and cravings. Most patients report a marked decline in appetite and cravings with acupuncture treatment alone, but special herbs, healing foods and exercises can definitely enhance the efficacy of the treatments.

Everyone experiences addiction in different ways, with varying symptoms, and treatment is adjusted to the individual needs of the person seeking treatment. Some respond better to a sudden, jarring change in habits, whereas others may require a slower process to adjust to the changes that must be made. At some point during the detoxification process, the next step necessary to your healing will be addressed, helping to ensure that your strengthened willpower and emotional balance lasts a lifetime.

Are there cravings or an addiction you are working to overcome? Call today to learn how acupuncture and Oriental medicine can help you reach optimum health!

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Get The Gift Of Beauty For The Holidays!

November 21, 2014     Leave a Comment

Receive a 20% discount with the purchase of 10 facials and get 5 de-tox foothbaths for free! (A $400 value)

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Both the Jade micro-current and Acu-lift facials:

*Tone and lift the eyes, cheeks and jaw line,
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*Give the skin a bright, youthful glow.

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