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.
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Sung Moon (S. Moon) Rhim DAOM Candidate
Lic.Ac., license # AC01952
DAOM Candidate, Fire Branches University – Present MS in Oriental Medicine, South Baylo University – 2014 BA in Social Science, Ehwa Women’s University, Seoul, Korea – 1981
Ms. S. Moon is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, nationally certified Board Certified Diplomat of Oriental Medicine by NCCAOM, and a member of the EBM. She completed her Oriental Medicine education in Los Angeles, California, and afterwards, she underwent an intensive clinical practice in Silicon Valley where she treated over 10,000 patients. She is currently a DAOM candidate with a focus on PTSD, Anxiety, Insomnia, Depression, Addiction, and other psychological symptoms. Furthermore, Rhim has a great number of experience in applying Bio-Acupuncture, facial rejuvenation techniques, and internal medicine. She teaches clinic classes in Austin and San Antonio.
Jessie Zepeda Villegas, Lic.Ac., D.A.C.M.
Lic.Ac., license #
D.A.C.M., Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Pacific College of Health and Science MS, Texas Health and Science University BA, Media Arts, University of Arizona
Dr. Jessie Villegas is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of Texas and is nationally certified as a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine by the NCCAOM. She earned her Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree at Texas Health and Science University in San Antonio, Texas, and has received her doctorate at Pacific College of Health and Science. Dr. Villegas’s rich Mexican heritage, holistic health, and herbal remedies have always been a part of her life. Throughout the years Jessie has worked as a wellness coach, group exercise instructor, and personal trainer. “My goal as a practitioner is to not only treat the patient’s ailment but to educate them on sensing imbalances before they become problematic. This enables health to synergistically flow through all aspects of life.”
C. May Chang, Lic.Ac.
Lic.Ac., license # AC01586
MS in Oriental Medicine from Texas Health and Science University, Board Certified Diplomate of Chinese Herbology by NCCAOM, Board Certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine by NCCAOM, Certified Cosmetic Acupuncture Practitioner
Recognized nationally as the Diplomate in Oriental Medicine, Ms. May Chang specializes in acupuncture, cosmetic acupuncture, and Chinese herbology. May has been practicing acupuncture since graduating from the Texas Health & Science University in 2014. To further her professional expertise and deepen her knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine, she worked closely with senior practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine for two years at hospitals and health clinics in Taiwan. Ms. Chang is particularly interested in promoting women’s wellness. Having conducted several years of clinical research in the fields of gynecology and fertility, she has been applying acupuncture treatments and leveraging Chinese herbal remedies to help women conceive naturally as well as markedly alleviate discomfort stemming from premenstrual syndrome. One notable fact is that in addition to providing life-changing remedies for a multitude of health conditions including allergies, headache, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, as well as pain in the neck, shoulders, and back, May also specializes in facial rejuvenation and would absolutely love to dive into the specifics of her anti-aging treatments with interested clients. In closing, Ms. Chang aims to apply her expertise in Traditional Chinese Medicine in optimizing the health and wellbeing of her patients.
Samuel Yang, L.Ac., Dipl.OM
Lic.Ac., License # AC02013
MS in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Texas Health and Science University
Samuel Yang is a Licensed Acupuncturist in Texas and a Nationally Board-Certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine by the NCCAOM. He was originally from China and developed a strong interest in Chinese Medicine at an early age. Growing up in a family of acupuncturists, Samuel has learned precious and unique techniques through apprenticeship, including Fire Therapy, Visceral Acupressure and Abdominal Acupuncture. He continued his educational journey at Texas Health and Science University and earned a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.