Jacob Cain McRae, L. Ac.
I am a board certified, state licensed acupuncturist, herbalist & bodywork therapist practicing in Austin, Texas. My specialties include chronic pain, post surgical recovery, psychological issues and dermatological disorders. My greatest joy is helping others recover their heath and reclaim their lives.
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Acupuncture & herbal medicine can help a variety of health problems. It does this by supporting the body’s immune system, regulating hormones and relieving inflammation. Regularly scheduled treatments can alleviate symptoms, such as:
- Stress, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Addiction
- Insomnia, Fatigue, Allergies
- Chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis
- Sports Injury, Surgical Recovery, Scar Tissue
- Digestive disorders, Weight Loss, Liver/Gallbladder Dysfunction
- Hormonal disorders, Thyroid Complications, Menopause
- PMS, Infertility, PCOS, IVF
- Erectile Dysfunction, Prostate Issues, Low Libido
- Dermatological Disorders, Acne, Hair Loss
Herbalism has a deep history in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Herbs like Ma Huang, or Herbae Ephedrae, possess chemicals that pharmacists synthetically developed to produce the modern medication Sudafed. Other examples include Artemisinin, a chemical derived from Qing Hao (Artemesia), which has been classically used for Malarial disorders.
Herbal Medicine is offered in many forms. It can be given raw, in powders, granules, pills and teas. Convenient patents and tinctures are growing in popularity, due to their simple administration and portability. Many acupuncture protocols require herbs for the most effective and complete cure to be exacted. For this reason, patients who are interested in herbal remedies should bring any pertinent blood work, as well as a thorough medication list.
If you’re afraid of needles, ask about cupping, bodywork, guasha, Tuina (Chinese medical massage), and other non-needle techniques that can help you. All of the theories utilized by Acupuncturists can be applied and integrated into manual therapies. My sessions involve a lot of hands-on, touch based remedies, and I use palpation to find sensitive Ashi points, which can be released by acupuncture or acupressure.
Tai Chi & Medical Qi Gong
Moving meditations and breathing exercises are proven ways to support the body through illness and to reinforce the healing done through acupuncture and bodywork. The rotational movements in Taichi and Qi Gong restore mobility to joints and integrity to the sinews, bones and muscles. Increased energy, reduction of pain, and improved posture are the rewards of daily practice.
Private Taichi & Medical Qi Gong lessons, or small group sessions, can be arranged, based on your needs.
Schedule a Consultation to inquire about the best methods for improving your health:
- Magnetic Therapy
- Ion Pumping
- Electrical Stimulation
- Medical Qi Gong
- Feng Shui