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Moira J. McCarthy, TX L.Ac., Dipl. Ac.

MOIRA J. MCCARTHY, TX L.AC., DIPL. AC.Hello, I am Moira McCarthy and welcome to Acupuncture Wellness Center @ The Hidden Jewel Studio!

Whether you are a long time acupuncture patient, or just contemplating or preparing for your first acupuncture treatment, the purpose of this site is to tell you about all that we have to offer at the Studio. My goal is for you to have your experience with us be a pleasant, rejuvenating, helpful, safe and comfortable one — an experience that leads you toward a healthier, more vibrant, pain-free life.

I have been practicing acupuncture since 1992 here in Austin. Over the years I have acquired extensive training and certification from the top experts in the field including state of the art technologies and techniques to achieve optimal and lasting results.

I hold a Black Belt in Martial Arts and I am a Certified Qi Gong Instructor. I am also Certified in Cosmetic Acupuncture. I am fully licensed by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners and was nationally certified as a Diplomate of Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in 1994. I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree from UT at Austin, and my degree in Oriental Medicine from the Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (now known as the Texas Health and Science University-Austin)

My practice focuses on gently balancing and supplementing the body’s healing energy (Qi) using the latest technologies and acupuncture techniques that effectively treat most acute and chronic conditions.

I recently joined partnership with Shannon Perry, LMT of The Hidden Jewel Studio. She offers massage therapy, facials and lymphatic drainage services in addition to my acupuncture and facial rejuvenation services.

I believe that integrative medicine is the future of successful health care and I will be happy to help you coordinate your treatments with your other healthcare providers and your insurance company.

I look forward to meeting you and customizing a treatment plan to fit your wellness needs. Please feel free to call me at (512) 565-9618 or email me with any questions you might have.


Moira J McCarthy LAc


Education, Professional Certification & Credentials:

  • State of Texas Acupuncture License #AC00078
  • Certified in Cosmetic Acupuncture in 2004
  • Certified Qi Gong Instructor 2010
  • Trained in Dr Tan’s Balance Method
  • Trained in Dr Steiner’s EAM technique
  • Awarded the title Founder of Texas Acupuncture by the Texas Acupuncture
    Association for my efforts to advance Oriental Medicine in Texas, 1997
  • Dipl.Ac. – National Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, 1994
  • TX L.Ac. – Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Austin, 1992
  • Earned Black Belts in both Tai Chi and Shaolin External Martial Arts, 1990
  • B.S. Degree, University of Texas at Austin 1981

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