Melissa B. Light

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Melissa B. Light is the chief practitioner and founder of Light Family Acupuncture, an acupuncture clinic located in the heart of Austin, Texas, since 2003. Melissa specializes in pregnancy, labor, and pediatric care, as well as care for the whole family. She has spent over a decade empowering women and children through education, counseling, nutrition, movement and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Melissa is a mama of two amazing children. She was treated with Chinese Medicine prenatal and postpartum with both pregnancies, and is a tireless advocate for both due to her own experience and years of training and practice.

For over 9 years, Melissa has taught courses locally and across the country on nutrition and weight loss, acupressure for birthing and children, and has been hard at work building a dream acupuncture practice. She continues to teach throughout the community and will soon begin expansion of the Light Family Acupuncture practice as a Certified Continuing Education Provider for certified acupuncturists. She is the creator of the Year of CHI Health and wellness web series on YouTube.

Ms. Light holds her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from the acclaimed AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, Texas, where she was honored for her research in treating Bi-Polar Disorder with Traditional Chinese Medicine. She was voted 2011 and 2012’s Austin Mother-Friendly Birth Awards Best Acupuncturist.

She holds her acupuncture license with the State of Texas Board of Medical Examiners as well as national certifications in Asian Bodywork, Chinese Herbology, and Oriental Medicine.

Questions? Want to schedule a consultation or treatment? Melissa can be reached by phone at (512) 775-4057, via email or by appointment to discuss your acupuncture, herbal or professional speaking and teaching needs. Don’t hesitate to get in touch!