Acupuncture is an organized system of diagnosis and treatment that entails stimulating certain points on the body to alleviate pain, assist recovery from injury, decrease stress and inflammation, or to help treat a wide range of health conditions. Needling may be performed locally to the pain, other areas of the body, with or without electrical stimulation, all decided upon on a case-by-case basis.
Acupuncture is linked to the belief that pain and disease is caused by disruptions to the circulation of electricity (nervous system) and blood (vascular system) in the body. Acupuncture needles stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system and relaxes the vascular system and soft tissue to release this disruption, bringing relief to the system.
Cupping therapy is a form of myofascial release practiced worldwide. Using glass or plastic "cups", a suction is created on the skin, opening compressed soft tissue and allowing free flow of blood and body fluids. Cupping is used for many purposes including the treatment of pain and tension, inflammation, affected blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and facial rejuvenation.
About Dr. Mary Froeba, DACOM LAc
Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Dr. Mary Froeba is a second-generation Licensed Acupuncturist, with a concentration in integrative medicine for pain treatment and management, and systemic health. She holds both a Doctorate and a four-year Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine. At Apex Sports Medicine, Dr. Froeba offers full-body acupuncture and dry needling, cupping therapy, nutritional advice, and herbal prescriptions.
Dr. Froeba's has also completed additional training with the following organizations:
- National Acupuncture Detox Association (NADA)
- Battlefield Acupuncture (BFA)
- International Cupping Therapy Association (ICTA)
Dr. Froeba has lived in Austin since 1999 and recently moved to Lago Vista with her loving husband, Dan, with their dogs and cat.
Frequently Asked Questions
I hold a Doctorate and a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAcOM) from AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin - a total of 6 continuous years of graduate-level education, no summers off!
Upon graduation I had completed:
Over 900 Patient Treatments
Nearly 1500 Clinical Internship Hours
Over 2000 Class Hours.
This education included acupuncture, herbology, bio-medicine and pharmacology, physical assessments, and so much more.
Afterward, I sat for four separate Board Exams and earned my Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. I am now licensed with the Texas Medical Board.