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Insurance

If you would like Tao Blossom to verify your benefits, please call 512-577-9802. You will need to provide the following information:

  • Full name and date of birth of patient

  • Full name and date of birth of policy holder (if different from patient)

  • Policy number / member ID

  • Phone number on reverse side of insurance card

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In-network provider with:

BCBSTX PPO & Blue Essentials

Cancellation Policy

Please provide at least 24 hours notice if there is cause for cancellation or rescheduling. No-shows or late cancellations will be charged for the missed appointment.
 

Notice: Effective January 1, 2018: All credit card payments will be subject to a processing fee of 2.75%.

NEW PATIENT FORMS

New Patient Form

All New Patients are required to download and complete the New Patient Forms.

Facial Rejuvenation Consent 

New Facial Rejuvenation Patients must

also download and complete the 

Facial Rejuvenation Consent Form.

VISIT

1001 S Capital of Texas Hwy

Building M, Suite 210

Austin, TX 78746

512-577-9802

Info@taoblossom.com

HOURS

Thursdays & Sundays :

By Appointment

F A Q

Q: What does Acupuncture Feel Like?


A: When the needle is inserted, the patient often feels nothing or a slight pinch, which generally subsides after insertion. After the needles are in, the sensations range from nothing to a gentle tingling, dull ache, or more intense feelings. People experience acupuncture differently. Some people are energized while others report a sense of well-being and relaxation during and after treatments.

Q: What does Acupuncture Feel Like?
Q: Is Acupuncture Safe?
 
A: Yes. I use only single-use sterile, disposable needles. In addition to being free from side effects commonly found with drug therapy, acupuncture is simple, safe, and effective at treating a wide range of disease. Slight bruising around the acupuncture point is possible, although uncommon. Also, it is best not to come for treatment with an empty stomach, as the patient may experience lightheadedness if not sufficiently nourished.
Q: Is Acupuncture Safe?
Q: Can Chinese Medicine Treat Teenagers and Children? 
 
A: Yes. Children and teenagers are treated for many of the conditions listed above, including allergies, common colds, digestive problems, sleep disturbances, urinary problems, headaches, acne, emotional or behavioral problems, and menstrual difficulties.
Q: Can Chinese Medicine Treat Teenagers and Children? 
Q: How can Chinese Herbs Help?


A: Chinese herbs may be prescribed alone or as complement to acupuncture treatment to provide additional nourishing support. They are most effective when prescribed by a Licensed Acupuncturist. Herbal compounds typically involve the combination of several natural Chinese medicinal herbs individually selected based on the patient's constitution, environment, and medical condition.

Q: How can Chinese Herbs Help?
Q: What does Looking at my Tongue Tell You?


A: The tongue is richly supplied by both the nervous system and circulatory system. It is constantly nourished by the production of saliva, which is controlled by the autonomic nervous system and contains water, electrolytes, enzymes and mucus. Since the tongue’s appearance is sensitive to the many physiological shifts in the body it provides valuable information about the internal climate. By observing the size, shape, color and coating on the tongue I can see how your whole body is functioning and detect imbalances in different body systems.

Q: What does Looking at my Tongue Tell You?
Q: What is the Course of Treatment?


A: The number of treatments needed vary widely according to the condition. Usually one or two treatments each week is recommended at first. Each visit builds on the next, like when you go to the gym for a work out. Some health conditions can be alleviated after a few treatments. Conditions that have been present for a number of years may require more sessions to eliminate the underlying problem. With each visit we will assess your progress.

Q: What is the Course of Treatment?
Q: What Happens During An Acupuncture Session?
 
A: During the initial visit, which normally lasts 90 minutes, a full consultation and treatment will be performed. I will ask questions regarding your medical history, diet and lifestyle. I will also perform a physical examination, which includes palpation, as well as traditional pulse and tongue diagnosis. Pulse diagnosis in Chinese Medicine is complex and provides detailed information on the state of your body’s internal organs, as well as body substances like fluids, blood, and energy. After the initial consultation I will determine a treatment plan to address the chief complaints as well as any underlying health issues. Follow-up visits normally last about an hour. Each person's unique health history and lifestyle influence the necessary course of treatment.
Q: What Happens During an Acupuncture Session?

Q: What can Acupuncture Treat?

 

A: While most people are familiar with the use of acupuncture for pain control,
it also treats a variety of other acute and chronic conditions, both mental and physical.
Some common disorders that acupuncture can treat successfully are:

PAIN: headaches, neck and shoulder problems, back pain, sciatica, osteoarthritis, bursitis, tennis elbow, trigeminal neuralgia,
carpal tunnel, spasms, sports injuries, temporal mandibular joint disorder (TMJ), tooth pain, migraines

STRESS: sleep disorders, stress related problems, low energy, emotional imbalances, insomnia

DIGESTIVE: abdominal pain, acid reflux, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, colitis, ulcers, gastro-esophageal reflux

RESPIRATORY: allergies, common cold, sinusitis, cough, asthma

WOMEN’S HEALTH: PMS, painful menses, menopause, hot flashes, night sweats, infertility, irregular menstruation

CARDIOVASCULAR: hypertension, palpitations, poor circulation, cold or numb limbs

AUTOIMMUNE: rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue, lupus.

ADDICTIONS: nicotine, alcohol, over-eating

 

MOOD: depression, anxiety, trauma

SKIN CONDITIONS: dryness, itching, redness, acne, sores, scars

WEIGHT ISSUES: Acupuncture is effective in improving digestion, decreasing stress and increasing energy. This will help increase metabolism, decrease food cravings and overeating, while increasing a person’s vitality and stamina for physical exercise.

 

NEUROLOGICAL: migraines, stroke, paralysis

Q: What can Acupuncture Treat?

 

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