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Houston Acupuncture and Herb Remedies

TR Acupuncture and Herb Clinic – Houston, Texas


TR acupuncture and Herb clinic at 6723 Weslayan St. Houston, Texas is a health care clinic with three generations of Acupuncture in Houston, Texas - Dr. Kathy Tang-Ruan and Dr. Hua-Fei Ruanhistory in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  Dr. Hua-Fei Ruan, a senior Chinese medicine physician, established the first the TCM Clinic in 1938 in China. Dr. Ke-Chang Ruan, a TCM doctor, opened the second TCM Clinic in China in 1965. In 1994, Dr. David Ruan and Kathy Tang in Houston, TX, USA, opened the third TCM clinic, TR Acupuncture and Herb Clinic.

Today, our three clinics accept over hundreds of patients every day in China and in Houston. We use acupuncture and TCM herbal medicines as complementary and alternative medicine to treat patients with diverse health problems from pain management, addictions, allergy, obesity/overweight, diabetes, immunity and cancer to infertility and In-vitro fertilization (IVF).  Acupuncture and therapeutic herbs are natural and have been widely evidenced through long clinical practices. In addition, many approaches have also been well-tested in the Texas Medical Center. The herbs are 100% natural and cause no side effects. Over sixty years of experience in TCM practices in the family have accumulated many unique acupuncture skills, therapeutic formulas and methods to deal with many difficult diseases, and even challenge Western medicine, which places us in a respectable position in China and the United States. Our custom prepared herbal formulas are integrated from about 500 individual, well-documented, screened therapeutic herbs extracted using a low temperature lyophilization technique. Each formula contains 10-20 individual herbal extracts packed into capsules.

TCM Acupuncture specialists in Houston

  • Kathy Tang, Licensed & Dipl. Acupuncturist
  • David Ruan, M.D. (in China), Ph.D. in Medical Science, Licensed & Dipl. Acupuncturist


  • Texas Medical/Acupuncture Board licensed Acupuncturist
  • Accredited by U.S. National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAO).
  • Certification and Diplomate in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology by U.S. National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAO).
  • Editor and Authors for Integratived Medcine journals.
  • Featured by China Centeral TV (CCTV, national), Chinese Centetral Radio Station (CCRS).
  • Featured by mutple China national news papers.
  • Featured by Japa Canteral TV (NHK).
  • Featured by 9-Japanese news paper
  • Award for Certificate of Appreciation for fighting heart diseases from American Heart Associate

Acupuncture History

Houston Acupuncturists David Ruan and Kathy Tang at the TR Acupuncture and Herb Clinic in Houston, TexasAcupuncture is a main component of the health care system in China and can be traced back 3,000 years. The general theory of acupuncture is based on the premise that there are patterns of energy flow (Qi) through the body that are essential for health. Disruptions of this flow are believed to be responsible for disease. Acupuncture may correct imbalances of flow at identified points on the skin. The practice of acupuncture to treat medical conditions in American medicine was rare until former President Nixon’s visit to China in 1972. Since then, there has been an explosion of interest in the United States and Europe in the application of the technique of acupuncture compared to western medicine.

Acupuncture describes a family of procedures involving stimulation of anatomical locations on the skin by a variety of techniques. There are a variety of approaches to diagnosis and treatment in American acupuncture that incorporate medical traditions from China, Japan, Korea, and other countries. The stimulation of acupuncture points employs penetration of the skin by thin, metallic needles, which are manipulated manually or by electrical stimulation.

Acupuncture has been used by millions of American patients and performed by thousands of acupuncturists, physicians, dentists and other practitioners for relief or prevention of pain and for a variety of health conditions.

The FDA has removed acupuncture needles from the category of “experimental medical devices” and now regulates them just as it does other medical devices, such as surgical scalpels and hypodermic syringes under single-use standards of sterility.

Over the years, NIH has funded a variety of research projects on acupuncture including studies on the mechanisms by which acupuncture may produce its effects, as well as clinical trials. There is also a considerable body of international literature on the risks and benefits of acupuncture. The World Health Organization (WHO) lists a variety of medical conditions that may benefit from the use of acupuncture. Such applications include prevention and treatment of nausea and vomiting, treatment of pain and addictions to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, treatment of pulmonary problems such as asthma and bronchitis, and rehabilitation from neurological damage such as that caused by stroke.


TR Acupuncture and Herb Clinic - 6723 Weslayan, Houston, Texas - Traditional Chinese Medicine and Modern Acupuncture and Chinese Herb RemediesTR Acupuncture and Herb Clinic boasts three generations of experience from China and brings all its expertise right to your neighborhood. Located in Houston, the clinic is one of the largest acupuncture and Chinese herbal remedy clinics in the city. Our skilled specialists have degrees in acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, and medical sciences. Our clinic is certified in both Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine by the National Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. The Texas Medical Board-/Acupuncture Board-licensed Acupuncturists in our clinic are readily providing free consultation for your visits. Come visit us today!


Our clinic is located on Weslayan street and Bellaire in a very convenient location at the center of Houston. It takes 1-15 minutes to get here from West University, Bellaire, Braeswood, Meyerland, Medical Center, Heights, Westheimer areas. It is about 2 miles from the Texas Medical Center and 0.5 mile from South 610 loop and Southwest freeway (HW 59) .

Parking is available in the front of the clinic.

TR Acupuncture & Herb Clinic
6723 Weslayan St.
Houston, Texas 77005
(713) 661-0849