Acupuncture Changes Lives

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Billy Zachary

Licensed Acupuncturist in Austin, TX

Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine(c)

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(512) 825-3305

Welcome to Acupuncture Changes Lives

Billy Zachary, Licensed Acupuncturist in Austin, TX

Welcome to Acupuncture Changes Lives, a clinic where you can relieve stress and get back on the road to a healthy, balanced body and mind using the time-tested techniques of East Asian medicine. Billy Zachary, L.Ac is here to assist you on your journey to recovery and relaxation. You will see for yourself how well acupuncture really works. Through my training as a martial artist, then a shiatsu practitioner, and as an acupuncturist, I don't look at just the surface of folks I am talking to. I work to clear my own mind, so that I can take a the whole a person in their totality. My teachers refer to it as a form of listening, a type of indirect 'looking' that forms an awareness of the person being...


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About Acupuncture

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Acupuncture originated in China and has been in use there since at least 400 BC. It’s based on the concept that the body contains energy known as qi (pronounced "chee").

Studies show that acupuncture triggers the release of chemicals that control pain. It also appears to affect blood flow, though scientists do not know why. Inserting acupuncture needles...

Acupuncture appears to improve hormonal balance and to reduce inappropriate inflammatory responses in the body. It also appears to...

More research will have to be done to explain how acupuncture works in western medical terms. Some good books about acupuncture are Between Heaven and Earth by Harriet Beinfield...

Choosing an Acupuncturist

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First of all, you need to see someone you feel an affinity with, who listens to you and makes you feel comfortable. That person should be well trained and experienced. This means someone...

Also, be aware that there is a difference between Traditional Chinese Medicine and Medical Acupuncture. Medical acupuncture, as practiced by doctors and chiropractors, is less rigorous in terms of its requirements to...

Becoming a licensed acupuncturist in Texas requires over 3 years of school with one year of internship. By the time I received my degree...

Chinese medicine is an extremely complex medical modality that is thousands of years old and takes far more than 300 hours of attention before it is practiced.

About Billy Zachary

"My goal is to fix the world." - Confucius

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No person is an island, and the health of every individual is affected by and affects the health of their family, social groups and greater society. To be completely healthy would require that our home, our neighborhood, our country and our world were completely healthy too. Though that is something that may never be fully realized, I believe that each of us has a moral obligation to pursue our greatest health for the good of the whole. If I let a poet speak for me...
To see a world in a grain of sand,
And heaven in a wildflower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
     William Blake, Auguries of Innocence

Billy Zachary treating a patient with acupuncture.


Questions? Call me at (512) 825-3305 or send a message. Text messages and phone calls are answered faster than email. We are located at 3203 Larry Lane, Austin, TX 78722.