F.A.Q.s

What is Zoi

Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine?

Zoi Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine is a family practice clinic that uses Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theories and modalities, along with your medical diagnoses and test results, to treat your health issues. Treatment consists of acupuncture and herbal medicine, but may also include massage, cupping, aromatherapy, and nutrition, diet and lifestyle recommendations, as needed. Our goal is to find the best combination of treatments and treatment timing so that you reach your health goals as soon as possible. The clinic is located just off I-35 on Main Street in Buda, Texas.

What is Zoi

Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine?

Zoi Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine is a family practice clinic that uses Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theories and modalities, along with your medical diagnoses and test results, to treat your health issues. Treatment consists of acupuncture and herbal medicine, but may also include massage, cupping, aromatherapy, and nutrition, diet and lifestyle recommendations, as needed. Our goal is to find the best combination of treatments and treatment timing so that you reach your health goals as soon as possible. The clinic is located just off I-35 on Main Street in Buda, Texas.

Does Zoi Acupuncture

and Herbal Medicine have specialties?

We are a family practice treating primarily pain, stress, and women’s health issues. However, patients come to us for help with a broad range of issues (see “#3. What are common issues treated?” below), including complicated internal medicine, autoimmune, and other chronic conditions. Because acupuncture and other TCM treatments have few, if any, side effects, it is a safe alternative or complement to your normal medical treatment for any condition.

Does Zoi Acupuncture

and Herbal Medicine have specialties?

We are a family practice treating primarily pain, stress, and women’s health issues. However, patients come to us for help with a broad range of issues (see “#3. What are common issues treated?” below), including complicated internal medicine, autoimmune, and other chronic conditions. Because acupuncture and other TCM treatments have few, if any, side effects, it is a safe alternative or complement to your normal medical treatment for any condition.

What Are

Common Issues Treated?

  • Neck, shoulder and back pain. Headache and migraine
  • Headache and migraine
  • Women’s health concerns—infertility, painful periods, symptoms of menopause
  • Common ailments associated with pregnancy, including pain and nausea
  • Labor preparation, labor induction, and postpartum recovery
  • Autoimmune disease—IBS, Crohn’s and celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and scleroderma
  • Diabetes and associated complications
  • Side effects associated with cancer and cancer treatment
  • Digestive disorders—gastric reflux, constipation, etc.
  • Fatigue
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Respiratory—colds, flu, infection
  • Anxiety, stress, grief, and depression

What Are

Common Issues Treated?

  • Neck, shoulder and back pain. Headache and migraine
  • Headache and migraine
  • Women’s health concerns—infertility, painful periods, symptoms of menopause
  • Common ailments associated with pregnancy, including pain and nausea
  • Labor preparation, labor induction, and postpartum recovery
  • Autoimmune disease—IBS, Crohn’s and celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and scleroderma
  • Diabetes and associated complications
  • Side effects associated with cancer and cancer treatment
  • Digestive disorders—gastric reflux, constipation, etc.
  • Fatigue
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Respiratory—colds, flu, infection
  • Anxiety, stress, grief, and depression

What

Can I Expect?

Assessment

Your health is thoroughly assessed with dignity, honesty and respect At your first appointment, your acupuncturist will review your health history with you and take your vital sign readings (blood pressure, temperature, pulse rate and respiration). Then the acupuncturist will feel your pulse on both wrists and look at your tongue. These TCM diagnostic tools are used to assess your health holistically and to prepare a proper treatment plan for you.

Relaxation

Each acupuncture treatment will feel a little different and sometimes you will fall asleep— Most patients feel the needle briefly when it passes through the skin followed by another sensation when the acupuncture point is reached (warmth, electrical, slight pain, etc). Some days you will feel more sensitive than others; however if any discomfort is felt, it usually only lasts seconds. Your acupuncturist will be communicating with you during needle insertion ensuring that you are not in pain, and remain comfortable. Deep relaxation is an important component of healing with acupuncture, so pillows, covers, heat lamps, and music is used to make you as comfortable as possible. After needle insertion, you will be left in the room for approximately 28 minutes. You will be checked on at least once during treatment to see that you remain comfortable. Most patients relax deeply and many fall asleep during treatment, but sometimes it is hard to fully relax. On those days, you can use the time to check in with your body and mind, and explore the sensations of acupuncture treatment. Please wear loose, comfortable clothes, drink some water, and eat within a couple of hours of your appointment.

Treatment goals

We are partnering with you to reach your treatment goals— You will be given instructions on self-care and things to do at home to support your treatment and speed your healing. Recommendations may include things such as drinking more water, dietary changes, therapeutic baths, getting more sleep, or taking vitamins or other supplements.

Questions

We encourage questions— We love, and encourage you to ask questions about acupuncture, herbs, or any aspect of your treatment at any time. Again, we are partners in your healing, and increasing your understanding of the process, increases the effectiveness of treatments.

What

Can I Expect?

Assessment

Your health is thoroughly assessed with dignity, honesty and respect At your first appointment, your acupuncturist will review your health history with you and take your vital sign readings (blood pressure, temperature, pulse rate and respiration). Then the acupuncturist will feel your pulse on both wrists and look at your tongue. These TCM diagnostic tools are used to assess your health holistically and to prepare a proper treatment plan for you.

Relaxation

Each acupuncture treatment will feel a little different and sometimes you will fall asleep— Most patients feel the needle briefly when it passes through the skin followed by another sensation when the acupuncture point is reached (warmth, electrical, slight pain, etc). Some days you will feel more sensitive than others; however if any discomfort is felt, it usually only lasts seconds. Your acupuncturist will be communicating with you during needle insertion ensuring that you are not in pain, and remain comfortable. Deep relaxation is an important component of healing with acupuncture, so pillows, covers, heat lamps, and music is used to make you as comfortable as possible. After needle insertion, you will be left in the room for approximately 28 minutes. You will be checked on at least once during treatment to see that you remain comfortable. Most patients relax deeply and many fall asleep during treatment, but sometimes it is hard to fully relax. On those days, you can use the time to check in with your body and mind, and explore the sensations of acupuncture treatment. Please wear loose, comfortable clothes, drink some water, and eat within a couple of hours of your appointment.

Treatment goals

We are partnering with you to reach your treatment goals— You will be given instructions on self-care and things to do at home to support your treatment and speed your healing. Recommendations may include things such as drinking more water, dietary changes, therapeutic baths, getting more sleep, or taking vitamins or other supplements.

Questions

We encourage questions— We love, and encourage you to ask questions about acupuncture, herbs, or any aspect of your treatment at any time. Again, we are partners in your healing, and increasing your understanding of the process, increases the effectiveness of treatments.

What Is The

Cost Of Acupuncture?

For pricing, please see Services. Discounts are offered for purchase of acupuncture packages, and for veterans, senior citizens, pediatric patients, educators, care takers and anyone in emergency services.

Do I Need More Than

One Acupuncture Treatment?

Typically, yes. Most people require more than one treatment to reach their goals. Acupuncture is cumulative. When your body is in a pattern of pain, discomfort, or physiological or emotional disruption, it takes time to instill a new pattern. Oftentimes, your treatment will be “front-loaded”, and you will be asked to have 3 treatments within 9 or 10 days. This quickly establishes a new healthy pattern for your body. For example, treatment may include acupuncture and herbs to increase blood circulation to heal an area of body that has been in pain. Following the treatment plan as recommend results in faster healing and a smaller investment of time and money, as compared to not following the plan. Because of this, acupuncture is offered in discounted packages of 3 and 6 treatments.

 

What Is The

Cost Of Acupuncture?

For pricing, please see Services. Discounts are offered for purchase of acupuncture packages, and for veterans, senior citizens, pediatric patients, educators, care takers and anyone in emergency services.

Do I Need More Than

One Acupuncture Treatment?

Typically, yes. Most people require more than one treatment to reach their goals. Acupuncture is cumulative. When your body is in a pattern of pain, discomfort, or physiological or emotional disruption, it takes time to instill a new pattern. Oftentimes, your treatment will be “front-loaded”, and you will be asked to have 3 treatments within 9 or 10 days. This quickly establishes a new healthy pattern for your body. For example, treatment may include acupuncture and herbs to increase blood circulation to heal an area of body that has been in pain. Following the treatment plan as recommend results in faster healing and a smaller investment of time and money, as compared to not following the plan. Because of this, acupuncture is offered in discounted packages of 3 and 6 treatments.

 

How do I make an appointment?

Online—Best for most appointments. Please visit the patient portal and have your email address and a password ready for login. Once there, choose your service. If you are a new patient, choose “initial treatment”, return patients can choose “treatment follow-up”. Then you will link to a calendar where you can choose the best day and time for you and finalize your appointment. You will be sent email confirmation of the appointment and a reminder.

Text or call—To inquire about immediate openings (within the next 2 hours) on weekdays, text or call 512-648-0610, or email .

How do I make an

appointment?

Online—Best for most appointments. Please visit the patient portal and have your email address and a password ready for login. Once there, choose your service. If you are a new patient, choose “initial treatment”, return patients can choose “treatment follow-up”. Then you will link to a calendar where you can choose the best day and time for you and finalize your appointment. You will be sent email confirmation of the appointment and a reminder.

Text or call—To inquire about immediate openings (within the next 2 hours) on weekdays, text or call 512-648-0610, or email .

Is there any

paperwork involved?

Yes. After you schedule your first appointment, you will be sent a welcome email that includes links to the necessary forms on the patient portal. Please have your email address and a password ready for login, and plan for 15-20 minutes to complete the forms. Health history forms are likely more lengthy than what you may be used to; to arrive at a proper diagnosis according to TCM principles, we need a thorough review of all your body systems, in addition to your current medical issue, diagnoses, medications, etc. We can help! If you are uncomfortable with computers and/or technology, will be happy to help you with the paperwork before your first appointment. Please notify us specifically that you need assistance, and arrive at your appointment 15-30 early. We also can offer paper forms at the clinic for you to complete at home.

What are

your hours?

10 am - 6 pm Monday,Tuesday, & Thursday.

10 am - 7 pm Wednesdays.

10 am - 3 pm Fridays.

Other appointment times on weekdays and Saturdays available by request.

What is the best way to learn about how Zoi

Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine can help you meet your health goals?

To learn more and meet the team, book a free 15-30 minute consultation on the patient portal (have your email address and a password ready for login). During your consultation, we will discuss your health challenges and goals, give you a tour of the clinic, and answer all of your questions.

Is there any

paperwork involved?

Yes. After you schedule your first appointment, you will be sent a welcome email that includes links to the necessary forms on the patient portal. Please have your email address and a password ready for login, and plan for 15-20 minutes to complete the forms. Health history forms are likely more lengthy than what you may be used to; to arrive at a proper diagnosis according to TCM principles, we need a thorough review of all your body systems, in addition to your current medical issue, diagnoses, medications, etc. We can help! If you are uncomfortable with computers and/or technology, will be happy to help you with the paperwork before your first appointment. Please notify us specifically that you need assistance, and arrive at your appointment 15-30 early. We also can offer paper forms at the clinic for you to complete at home.

What are

your hours?

10 am - 6 pm Monday, Tuesday, & Thursdays.

10 am - 7 pm Wednesdays.

10 am - 3 pm Fridays.

Other appointment times on weekdays and Saturdays available by request.

What is the best way to learn about how Zoi

Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine can help you meet your health goals?

To learn more and meet the team, book a free 15-30 minute consultation on the patient portal (have your email address and a password ready for login). During your consultation, we will discuss your health challenges and goals, give you a tour of the clinic, and answer all of your questions.

Contact

Zoi Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine

512.648.0610

info@zoiacupuncture.com

825 N Main St., Suite 130, TX 78610