Meet Our Professionals

Austin Clinic

Haitao Cao, Lic.Ac., PhD

Lic.Ac., license # AC01057, Ph.D.

Ph.D., Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
M.S. in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Internal Medicine, Shaanxi College of TCM
Bachelor’s of Traditional Chinese Medicine from Shaanxi College of TCM

Dr. Cao earned her Master’s degree in 2003 and her Doctorate in 2006. She came to the university in January of 2007 with over ten years of experience as a clinician, instructor, and researcher in Traditional Chinese Medicine, specializing in Internal Medicine. She has published original research in journals such as Traditional Chinese Medicine Research and Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine on Digestion and has edited volumes such as Methodology of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Dr. Cao is the Director of Acupuncture at Texas Health and Science University.

William Hong, Lic.Ac., D.A.O.M.

Lic.Ac., license # AC01889, D.A.O.M.

Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, University of East-West Medicine – Sunnyvale, CA
Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine, University of East-West Medicine – Sunnyvale, CA
Master of Business Administration, Boston University

Dr. Hong has instructed many students of Traditional Chinese Medicine since 2008. In addition to his teaching, Dr. Hong has served as academic dean in Korean and English language MSTCM programs, participated in program evaluation, served as campus security officer, and assisted in adoption of several online program management systems. Dr. Hong’s broad experience as a licensed acupuncturist and earned doctorate make him a welcome addition to our core faculty at Texas Health and Science University.

Allison Yu, Lic.Ac.

Lic. Ac., license# AC01158

M.S. in Oriental Medicine from Texas Health and Science University
M.Ed. in Counseling Education from University of North Texas

Ms. Allison Yu is a Texas licensed acupuncturist and herbalist and is nationally recognized as a board-certified Diplomat in oriental medicine by the NCCAOM. With a background in education, she has been supervising the Student Intern Clinic at THSU and bringing her practical experience to help students with theoretical understanding. Along with her general practice, she has strong interests in pain management, reproductive and gynecological conditions, and “Shen – Zhi” conditions which include insomnia, depression, anxiety, panic, PTSD, ADHD and weight control. With over 10 years’ practice as an alternative health care professional, her passion is being a healer by combining a counseling and education background with Chinese medicine methods. She helps her patients to cultivate a holistic understanding of the influences of body, mind, spirit, and environment, and she provides her patients with whole health treatments.

San Antonio Clinic

Maria Le

Amara Hung

Lic. Ac., license# Temporary
M.S. in Oriental Medicine from Texas Health and Science University Doctor of Education ( EdD) in Educational Leadership from Idaho State University M.S. in Accounting and Development Finance from The University of Birmingham, U.K. Amara (Ya-Wen) Hung is a Texas Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) and is nationally recognized as a Board-Certified Diplomate in Oriental Medicine by the NCCAOM. Before becoming an acupuncturist, she was the International Business Administration Department Head at ChienKuo Technology University (Taiwan). As an educator, she made significant contributions across the University and has demonstrated many innovative ways to improve teaching. She won the Best Teacher Award from the Ministry of Education in Taiwan. After 18 years of teaching, she decided to change her career as an acupuncturist. As a healthcare professional, she combines her counseling and
educational background with Traditional Chinese Medicine to provide patients
with the best care possible. Her passion for her patients positively influences their lives.

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We accept most insurance plans and offer a variety of payment plans options for most procedures.

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

The sensations from the needles are minimal and many individuals feel nothing at all. The acupuncture treatment typically ranges from 5 to 20 acupuncture points, and most patients experience little to no discomfort.


1707 Fortview Rd.
Austin, TX 78704

9240 Guilbeau Rd. #101
San Antonio, TX 78250