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

Linying Tan, Lic.Ac., PhD

Lic.Ac., license# AC01408, Ph.D.

Ph.D.,Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China
M.M.S., Guang Xi Research Institute of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, China
B.M., Guang Xi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China

Dr. Tan has been a student of Traditional Chinese Medicine for more than seventeen (17) years; she has taught professionally for more than eleven (11) years, and has been a practitioner of acupuncture for more than six (6) years. She loves the culture of TCM and the “amazing magic therapeutic effect of acupuncture and moxibustion.” As a post graduate student for the doctorate degree, she majored in Acupuncture and Moxibustion at Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture & Moxibustion and served as Attending Physician of Acupuncture in the clinic She has also taught basic theory of TCM and the theory and application of acupuncture and moxibustion. She is the author, principal and/or co-researcher of more than sixteen (16) published research articles and studies. Dr. Tan is a welcome new member of the core faculty of Texas Health and Science University in May of 2012.

Wen-Yi Lai

Lic.Ac., license # AC01481

M.A., Occupational Therapy, New York University
M.S.A.O.M., Texas Health and Science University
B.S., Occupational Therapy, Chang Gung University, Taiwan

Ms. Wenyi Lai, a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in the state of Texas, is a nationally board-certified Diplomat of Oriental Medicine recognized by NCCAOM. Ms. Lai graduated from a three-year course of study with a Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Texas Health and Science University in 2013. With a background in occupational therapy, she values an evidence-based practice with a holistic approach. The belief of optimizing the body’s natural self-repair mechanism through acupuncture, herbs and lifestyle changing was instilled from an early age under the influence of her family practicing Oriental Medicine for four generations. Wenyi’s career as an acupuncturist has been focusing on pain management, allergy, digestive issues, emotional well-being and facial rejuvenation. Wenyi is committed to working with her clients on their path to physical and emotional wellness.

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.

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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