Clinic Services

The clinical faculty and students at Southwest Acupuncture College believe in treating the whole person and guiding the patient back to life in balance. Towards this end, our clinic provides acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, nutrition and patient education. Southwest Acupuncture College maintains a complete Chinese herbal pharmacy to meet your medical and informational needs.

Child Care 

The college does not provide child care services and children are not allowed in the treatment rooms. For your safety and the safety of your children, please arrange your appointment at a time when you can come to the clinic alone to enjoy your treatment and benefit from our expert medical care. We look forward to your continued support in aiding us in our goal of educating independent healthcare practitioners in the field of Oriental medicine.

Clinic Fees for Both Campuses

General Student Clinic Visit:  $35.00

Senior Citizens (55+), Veterans, & Students:  $31.50

Herb Clinic Consultation:   $10.00 + cost of herbs

Loose Herbs: 10¢ -35¢ per gram
Chuan Bei Mu: $1.00 per gram
Granular Herbs: 40¢ -60¢ per gram
Patents: priced as marked

No refunds on supplies, patents, loose, or granular herbs
Returned check fee: $25.00 plus cost of herbs
Payment is due at time of treatment.
24 hr. cancellation policy

Clinic Descriptions
Student Clinic 

In this setting you will receive a private treatment by a student practitioner under the supervision of a licensed acupuncturist. The clinic teaches a variety of styles and specialties which include: 

Traditional Chinese: TCM is the most common style of acupuncture. It utilizes theoretical frameworks such as Yin-Yang Theory 8 Principles, and Zang-Fu Organ Theory. It excels in the treatment of pain as well as internal diseases.

Classical: Classical and Secondary Vessels style of acupuncture typically incorporates more adjunct therapies such as cupping, gua-sha, and bleeding. These clinics utilize all 74 meridians in the treatment of disease rather than the typical 12-20 meridians.

Five Element: The Five Element Acupuncture system facilitates a focus of the technique uses Oriental Medicine observation (voice, skin tone, smell, pulse) in order to discern disease. The system treats on a spirit-based level, making it particularly useful for diseases of the psyche – soul (mental imbalances, for instance). It can be used by itself or added on to other systems of Chinese Medicine. It has specialized treatments to balance the body, expel pathogenic physical or spiritual influences, and evolve the psyche.

Tan/Tung: Tan/Tung Acupuncture specializes in using Master Tung and Dr. Tan’s “balancing method” to treat acute and/or chronic pain. Mirroring and meridian correspondence are used to select points on the limbs.

Japanese: Japanese style of acupuncture uses gentle needle insertion/manipulation. Non-insertive techniques are commonly used as well as a heavy use of direct moxa. A typical session consists of a front and back treatment.

Specialty clinic 

There are several clinical specialties available to complement the strong internal and physical TCM skills in the student and professional clinic. Specialty clinics may change from term to term based upon supervisor availability, student interest, community opportunities, and other variables.

Professional Clinic

In this setting, the student observes skilled acupuncturists practice. Small groups of observers follow the supervisor on their rounds and they have the opportunity to discuss the cases in-depth with the attending supervisor.

Community Style Acupuncture Clinic

A clinic where several patients receive treatment in the same room. Acupuncturists use points on the lower arms and legs to treat the entire body.