Welcome to Acupuncture Wellness @ Whole Body Health

Give yourself the gift of beauty and wellness this Fall and be ready for the busy Holiday Season! What could be worth more?

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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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)

Our best alternative to a facelift or botox helps you look 5 to 10 years younger in just 5 weeks.

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

*Tone and lift the eyes, cheeks and jaw line,
*Reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, forehead and mouth,
*Increase elastin production and
*Give the skin a bright, youthful glow.

Learn more about our non-surgical facelifts.

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It’s Allergy Season-Acupuncture Can Help

November 21, 2014     Leave a Comment

Why do some people suffer from allergies and others seem to be completely unaffected?

The most common misconception about allergies is that they are just caused by outside elements like pollen, dust or mold. The reality is that allergies are actually a sign of a malfunctioning immune system. In this case, allergens cause the body to release inflammatory chemicals such as histamine. This can cause itchy watery swollen eyes, sneezing, runny nose, congestion, and in some cases even hives and rashes.

So then, what is typical course of treatment?

Western medicine relies on two courses of treatment for allergies — avoidance (which is almost impossible) and desensitization by injections or medications. Many doctors will suggest the use of air filters, which can remove the airborne allergens, but it does nothing to the allergens on surfaces in your home or on your body. You can try to eliminate your exposure to allergens, but unless you live in a bubble, this is impractical. The second phase of treatment — desensitization — involves injecting small amounts of the allergen in gradually increasing doses in order to neutralize the number of antibodies present over time. There are some newly-approved prescription medications that are derived from certain allergens in order to alter the immune system and change one’s sensitivity. As with any prescription medication, there can be undesired effects.

What about over-the-counter medicine?

Antihistamines can also be used to combat allergies, but side effects such as drowsiness, increased heart rates, immune system suppression, or over-reliance on medications often result.

What makes the Eastern approach different?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) includes a combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Traditionally, the goal of all TCM is to promote the healthy flow of qi (pronounced “chee”), or vital energy that travels through the meridians of our bodies. Modern practitioners use metaphorical terms such as “wind invasion” or weakened “wei” or defensive qi to describe and to diagnose allergies. The treatments are designed to treat both the root of the disease as well as the symptoms. Acupuncture can treat allergies by controlling the body’s inflammatory reactions to allergens. Herbs can also help with reduce the inflammatory reaction as well as desensitize the body to allergens. For example, the herb Astragalus, or Huang Qi as it is known in TCM, can help modulate immunities. Even simple herbal teas that contain dried chrysanthemum flowers and cassia seeds can help lower histamine production. Many practitioners also recommend a flavonoid compound called quercetin to reduce histamine production.

So then, what is a typical treatment plan?

Ideally, treatments with a TCM practitioner begin about four to six weeks before the start of the allergy season. This allows time to build immunities to allergens. Of course, if your allergy season has already begun or if you are allergies all year round, then starting treatment immediately can still provide great relief. And if you are currently taking allergy medications, then acupuncture and herbs can help wean you from them.

So suffer through sneezes no more — with an Eastern approach to a common Western problem.

Allergy Relief Article

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