The traditional Chinese medical system is holistic, treating the whole person rather than symptoms. Pain, fatigue, stress and insomnia, allergies, digestive disorders and fertility, are an example of the many ailments that can be notably improved with acupuncture, herbs, and lifestyle changes. With gentle care and attention to detail I will help you meet your health goals.
Foti Sardelis L.Ac., Dipl.O.M. is a graduate of Texas Health and Science University (THSU) in Austin TX formerly known as Texas College of Traditional Chinese medicine. THSU is the first school of its kind in Texas and is a sister school of several universities in Asia. These institutions include:
- Meiho Institute of Technology in Taiwan (since 2003)
- Xinjiang Medical University in China (since 2007)
- Fu Jen Catholic University in Taiwan (since 2010)
- Zhejiang Chinese Medical University in China (since 2010)
- Transworld University in Taiwan (since 2011)
- Jiangxi University of T.C.M. International Education College (since 2011)
He has a Bachelors in Philosophy from the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB), a Bachelors of Science from the Texas Health and Science University, a Masters in Oriental Medicine, and is certified by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
LICENSED VS. CERTIFIED ACUPUNCTURISTS VS. DRY NEEDLING
When looking for a qualified acupuncturist in your area for serious concerns, chronic conditions, or long-term benefits, start your search for practitioners who are licensed acupuncturists (L.Ac.). They will have the highest level of training in the field. A Dry Needling / Acupuncture Certificate can be obtained in a 1-2 day seminar, a License Requires several years of study, board exams, thousands of hours of supervised clinic rotations and continuing education.
DRY NEEDLE / CERTIFIED ACUPUNCTURIST
▪Certified physician or chiropractors with as little as 50 hours of training
▪Training which is often comprised of home study and/or weekend seminars
▪Minimal clinical experience in acupuncture or no actual patient treatments before certification
▪Not required to complete the national certification examination to prove competency in acupuncture
▪Not required to regularly complete continuing education courses
▪Licensed acupuncturists (LAc) with an average of 2,700+ hours of master’s-level training
▪Master’s level, on-site training at a nationally accredited school or college of acupuncture
▪Hundreds of hours of clinical experience and at least 250 actual patient treatments before licensure
▪Required to pass the national certification exam in acupuncture in order to become licensed (NCCAOM)
▪Required to do regular continuing education to maintain national certification