KXAN Interview with Mary Faria, CEO and Acting President

Posted by Nicole Fillion-Robin on Thu, Oct 31, 2019 @ 03:03 AM

KXAN interviewed with CEO & Acting President, Dr. Mary Faria to celebrate Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine day and AOMA's involvement in offering low-cost or free acupuncture to the Austin community. 

"The whole idea is we treat pain differently than we have in the past. Instead of using drugs, we use a variety of methods, including acupuncture, yoga, mindfulness, looking at nutritional aspects of pain. The program has done very well,” said Dr. Mary Faria, Chief Executive Officer and Acting President of the school."

AOMA offers free community classes throughout the year for those wanting to explore the benefits of qigong and yoga. Community Wellness Hour meets weekly, where participants are offered of free NADA treatments followed with mindful meditation led by Julia Aziz, LCSW-S. 

In addition to these on-campus programs, AOMA MAcOM students may choose to complete supervised internship hours at People's Community Clinic, Seton McCarthy, Austin Recovery Center and the Austin VA Clinic. 

To listen to the full interview check out KXAN's video below! 

Interested in community programs? The current calendar is available at Community Wellness Hour, qigong and yoga are all free and open to the community. 


Topics: acupuncture clinics, musculoskeletal health, veterans, Austin acupuncture, Mary Faria, pain management, campus event

FREE wellness event for AOM day at AOMA

Posted by Charline Liu on Wed, Oct 16, 2019 @ 09:34 AM

AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine will host a mini-wellness fair on October 24th for National Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day. The event will be free to the public and will provide complimentary acupuncture demonstrations, inform the attendees on the value of integrating western and eastern therapies for best health outcomes, perform herbal therapy demonstrations, and other traditional Chinese medicine practices. Also, movement demonstrations like Tai Chi and Qi Gong will be provided. The event is being held at AOMA’s south campus, 4701 West Gate Blvd, Austin, Texas 78745, from 5:30-7:30 pm. Registration is not required.

Sign up at the eventbrite here!

AOMA has recently been named the exclusive provider of acupuncture services for all City Of Austin employees. AOMA does encourage COA employees to attend this event so they may better understand the unique benefits of this partnership.

Acupuncture is the most well-known traditional Chinese medical procedure. Scientific studies have proven its efficacy for treating inflammation, pain, depression, and a host of other chronic and acute health conditions. AOMA has a passion for helping the general public understand the wide variety of applications for acupuncture. They also give back to the community through partnerships with nonprofit organizations and by providing free and reduced-price treatments to people who cannot afford them otherwise. AOMA has proudly been transforming lives for over 25 years!

About AOMA:

AOMA is one of the largest and most respected providers of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in Austin. Annually AOMA treats close to 18,000 patients. Their professional clinicians are Master, and Doctorate level trained, many with over 20 years of experience and MDs and PhDs from China. All of our practitioners are generalists, but most also have a specialty, including orthopedics, neurology, oncology, women’s health, and ophthalmology. Because AOMA is a regionally accredited School of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, whether a patient chooses our professional or student clinic, the care is safe, effective, and of the highest quality. AOMA works cooperatively and has an integrative approach with many Western healthcare institutions like the Veteran’s Administration, Ascension Seton, People’s Community Clinic, Austin Recovery, and more. To learn more, visit

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