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Holistic Healing Acupuncture

Our Mission

Holistic Healing is dedicated to promoting the holistic principle of honoring the whole person (mind, body, and spirit) . This includes analysis of physical, nutritional, environmental,emotional, social, mental and spiritual lifestyles and encouraging people to actively participate in their own health and healthcare. A healthy and holistic lifestyle is one that brings balance, wholeness, and wellness. Holistic Healing can provide the support and help you need to address your personal health challenges. Holistic healing believes that every one has the innate ability to heal their own body and I will act as a guide through your journey to restoring health and wellness.

Amanda Sanchez

Practitioner-Amanda Sanchez L.a.c, Dipl. O.M

Amanda Sanchez is a nationally board certified Acupuncturist and clinical herbalist. She is a native Houstonian who earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Houston and then continued to pursue her education where she completed a four year master’s program from the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She completed over 2,000 hours of Traditional Chinese Medicine along with western bio-medical courses and two years of of hands on training in which she treated over 500 patients. Amanda is specializing in pain management and treats many other health conditions such as stress, anxiety,depression, insomnia,allergies, facial rejuvenation, women’s health issues and fertility. Her mission is to provide the best personalized holistic healthcare experience that is a safe,natural and effective treatment based on the individual as a whole. She develops a customized body, mind and spirit approach to help you reach your optimum level of wellness. Amanda is the founder of Holistic Healing which is located inside the River Oaks Wellness Center located in Houston,Texas.

My Journey

Although I am usually the one asking all the questions, once my patients are comfortably laying on the treatment table they ask me Why did you chose to do acupuncture? My response is, This was not my choice, this is what I was meant to do.  I was in the last year of my pre-med undergrad program and preparing to go to dental school. I had worked in the dental field to gain experience but the closer graduation approached the more I felt something was not right. I began to constantly doubt this was the career I would be doing the rest of my life. I knew I loved to help people and wanted to be in the healthcare field so I could not understand my own conflicted emotions. About one month later I was involved in a motor vehicle accident in which I damaged my left shoulder. I quietly suffered with constant pain because I was too afraid to see a doctor and worried I would only be prescribed pain medication. I just recently watched two of my family members become dependent on pain medication after a physical injury and refused to go down the same path. Luckily one of my friends told me about acupuncture treatments that she was recently doing to help relieve her back pain so I decided to give it a try. Within only a couple of sessions I could feel a significant decrease in my pain, my muscle spasms had reduced and I was going back to my normal routine. I was so amazed with the medicine I couldn’t believe I had never heard about it before. I couldn’t help but wonder, what if my family members would have tried acupuncture treatments immediately after their injuries. Would the not be dependent on medication, would they have avoided a surgery, would they be out of pain by now? I thought about how different their lives would be if they knew and the thousands of people that suffer with chronic pain would be if they had acupuncture treatments. It was then that I realized my mission was to inform people about this amazing medicine. And the rest is history, after graduation I began the masters program at The American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Within the first week of attending classes, I knew without a doubt that I made the right decision and I had truly found my calling.

My Belief

My belief is that everyone has the inherent ability to heal themselves.The first step is making the decision to allow your body to heal. Our magnificent bodies have life force energy that was created to heal itself but can sometime become stagnant and need some help. I will diagnose your current symptoms to treat you from the root cause of disharmony and bring your body back to balance. My goal is to guide each one of my patients to reach their optimal level of health and wellness. Each individual has a unique body and I use personalized treatment plans that are specific to the patients needs. With this ancient medicine you will then experience transformative healing.

• Bachelors Degree in Biology from the University of Houston (B.S)
• Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine(MAOM)
• Diplomate of Oriental Medicine certified by the  National Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine(Dipl.O.M)
• Certified Licensed Acupuncturist by Texas Medical Board(L.a.c)

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