PRACTITIONER BIO

Dr. Taryn Altendorfer, DAcCHM, LAc, IHP

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Dr. Taryn (they/them) has been in practice as a Board Certified Practitioner of Chinese Medicine and Licensed Acupuncturist since 2014. Their practice philosophy bridges the gap between Eastern and Western medicine. Rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), where acupuncture and cupping are at the forefront of their treatment modalities, they combine herbal, nutritional, and lifestyle guidance to compassionately meet each person where they are. It was Dr. Taryn’s positive experiences as a patient of this medicine that inspired them to become a practitioner. 

Specialties include, but are not limited to:

  • emotional health (stress, anxiety, depression, grief)

  • digestive dysfunction (IBS, reflux, bloating, food sensitivities)

  • pain (musculoskeletal injuries, muscle tension)

Dr. Taryn serves as adjunct faculty in the teaching clinic at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine. 

EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS

 

Doctor of Acupuncture with Chinese Herbal Medicine Specialization

AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine

Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine

Master of Science in Ministry and Counseling

Lubbock Christian University

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Sam Houston State University

Certified Integrative Health Practitioner

Integrative Health Practitioner Institute 

Licensed Acupuncturist

Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners

Diplomate of Oriental Medicine

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine