After graduating from Taiwan's Ming Chuan University, Ms. Lin completed a four-year internship under Dr. P.R. Sun, a well- known Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor in Taiwan.  Since arriving in Texas, Ms. Lin has distinguished herself as a pioneer in the successful effort to pass acupuncture legislation in Texas; in her position as the first Chair of the Education Committee of the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners; and in her work to set the high TCM standards that now exist in Texas.  As the founder of the Texas Health and Science University, the first school of acupuncture in the state of Texas, Ms. Lin has been at the forefront of acupuncture and acupuncture education. In 1993, then-governor Ann Richards appointed her to the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners, as the first-ever Chair of the Board's education committee. Ms. Lin has practiced acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Texas for more than 28 years.

Lisa P.H. Lin

Lic.Ac., license # AC00005

Ming Chuan University
EMBA, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law

Allison Yu

Lic. Ac., license# AC01158


M.S. in Oriental Medicine from Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

M.Ed. in Counseling Education from University of North Texas

Allison Yu is a Texas licensed acupuncturist and herbalist and is nationally recognized as a board-certified Diplomat in oriental medicine by the NCCAOM.  With a background in education, she has been supervising the Student Intern Clinic at TCTCM and bringing her practical experience to help students with theoretical understanding.  Along with her general practice, she has strong interests in pain management, reproductive and gynecological conditions, and “Shen - Zhi” conditions which include insomnia, depression, anxiety, panic, PTSD, ADHD and weight control.  With over 10 years’  practice as an alternative health care professional, her passion is being a healer by combining a counseling and education background with Chinese medicine methods.  She helps her patients to cultivate a holistic understanding of the influences of body, mind, spirit, and environment, and she provides her patients with whole health treatments.

Shaozhi Li

Lic.Ac., Ph.D.


PH.D., Hunan College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China
Master Degree of Medicine, Hunan College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China
Doctor of Medicine, Hunan College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China

A specialist in TCM diagnosis, Li has taught TCM for over 18 years in China, the U.S., and Russia. He served as Deputy Director at Hunan College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Visiting Scholar at Michigan State University, and Associate Chair at Hunan College in China. He has extensive clinical experience and numerous publications to his credit.

Dr. Tan has been a student of Traditional Chinese Medicine for more than seventeen (17) years; she has taught professionally for more than eleven (11) years, and has been a practitioner of acupuncture for more than six (6) years.  She loves the culture of TCM and the “amazing magic therapeutic effect of acupuncture and moxibustion.”  As a post graduate student for the doctorate degree, she majored in Acupuncture and Moxibustion at Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture & Moxibustion and served as Attending Physician of Acupuncture in the clinic  She has also taught basic theory of TCM and the theory and application of acupuncture and moxibustion.  She is the author, principal and/or co-researcher of more than sixteen (16) published research articles and studies.  Dr. Tan is a welcome new member of the core faculty of Texas Health and Science University in May of 2012.

Haitao Cao

Lic.Ac., license # AC01057, Ph.D.


Ph.D., Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
M.S. in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Internal Medicine, Shaanxi College of TCM
Bachelor's of Traditional Chinese Medicine from Shaanxi College of TCM


Dr. Cao earned her Master's degree in 2003 and her Doctorate in 2006. She came to the college in January of 2007 with over ten years of experience as a clinician, instructor, and researcher in Traditional Chinese Medicine, specializing in Internal Medicine. She has published original research in journals such as Traditional Chinese Medicine Research and Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine on Digestion, and has edited volumes such as Methodology of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Dr. Cao is the Director of Acupuncture at Texas Health and Science University.

Linying Tan

Lic.Ac., license# AC01408, Ph.D.


Ph.D.,Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China

M.M.S., Guang Xi Research Institute of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, China
B.M., Guang Xi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China

The highly-trained professionals at Austin Acupuncture are licensed to practice acupuncture in the state of Texas, and are graduates of some of the most prestigious schools of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in the world. 

Members of the faculty of the internationally-famous Texas Health and Science University, in addition to experienced professionals from around the world, are ready, willing, and able to assist you with your health concerns.

Austin Acupuncture Clinic 

Call Us:  512-445-2222

Serving the greatest Austin area since 1981.

Texas Health and Science University Clinic