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AcuBalance Center of Houston

Acupuncture & Herbs Healthcare Clinic, where ancient Oriental Medicine meets modern technology.

Acupuncture In Cypress, TX

Serving Northwest Houston, Cypress, Tomball and Spring, TX

Acupuncturist Emma Aura de McKenzie, MS, MAOM, L.Ac.

Emma Aura De McKenzie, M.S., M.A.O.M., L.Ac.
Emma Aura de McKenzie, M.S., M.A.O.M., L.Ac.

Welcome to AcuBalance Center of Houston located in Houston, TX. We can help you recuperate and maintain your health with Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and modern technology. Acupuncture naturally increases your own body’s ability to heal and maintain balance and optimal health. We serve patients from the Northwest Houston, Cypress, Tomball and Spring, TX areas.

At AcuBalance Center we are committed to make your experience the most healing, relaxing, and satisfying possible every time.

The World’s Health Organization (WHO) has recognized acupuncture to treat many illnesses, and is now the most researched and accepted natural holistic therapy in the Western world. It is used by many health institutions and hospitals around the world along with conventional Western medicine.

Acupuncture is a safe medicine which has very little or no side effects when used by a trained practitioner. It can be used alone or combined with traditional medicine to diminish and counter the effects of medications, increase recuperation and healing from surgery, to increase the immune system, to decrease side effects of radiation and chemotherapy, to considerably decrease and sometimes take away pain, and to treat anxiety and depression caused by trauma as in PTSD. Also, among many other conditions, it can be used to prevent illnesses and to preserve a healthy complexion.

Why AcuBalance Center of Houston?

AcuBalance Center has a unique setting which is very comfortable and patients feel taken care of and safe. After their clinical history, patients get a measure of their energy in their acupuncture meridians with AcuGraph, followed by a Japanese style reflex diagnosis to assist in finding the root of the presenting problem. The treatment focuses on balancing the acupuncture meridians (or channels of energy) along with treating the symptoms. I use Japanese needles which are the best quality available and are practically painless, and very acceptable for most children and adults. After the placement of needles, patients are left to relax for about 20 minutes with soft music intended for a deep relaxation and healing. In severe pain cases the placement of electrodes with very low frequencies are used to help decrease the pain and inflammation. I also offer ear acupuncture protocols with a low level laser (no needles) which emits the Nogier frequencies specific to each section of the body, and gold pellets are placed in the ear points to reinforce and expand the effect of treatment. In addition, I also recommend Chinese herbal medicine formulas which are professional grade and guaranteed to be safe and effective.

At AcuBalance Center your therapist has been doing acupuncture since 2004 and lately has been successfully treating issues associated with ADHD (in children and adults), digestive issues, seasonal allergy, stress, anxiety and depression, pain, (especially neck, back, knees, plantar fasciitis, sciatic, disc herniations, TMJ), and neuropathy caused by the effects of chemotherapy.


At AcuBalance Center of Houston the primary methods of therapy are acupuncture, ear acupuncture (auriculotherapy), low level laser, and herbs. Emma McKenzie also uses other Traditional Oriental Medicines when needed, such as cupping, moxibustion, laser, wa-sha and other therapeutic methods.

Acupuncture has been effective to prevent and cure illnesses such as: depression, anxiety, stress, irritability, headaches, fever, menopause, back pain, sciatic pain,  neck pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, numbness, sinus congestion, insomnia, allergy, smoking addiction, digestive disorders, acid reflux, over weight, convulsions, tinnitus, Bell’s Palsy, high blood pressure, women’s issues such as irregular menstruation, PMS, infertility and many more illnesses for more than 2,500 years. If you want to read details about how acupuncture works, click here

At AcuBalance Center, we treat any of the conditions mentioned above, but the primary focus is on emotional disorders such as:

AcuBalance Center – Acupuncture Treatment Room
AcuBalance Center – Acupuncture Treatment Room
  • sadness
  • irritability
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • post-traumatic stress
  • emotional trauma
  • stress related disorders
  • hyperactivity
  • insomnia
  • headaches
  • chronic pain
  • and also treat any other condition that acupuncture can treat and side effects of cancer treatments.

COVID and Your Safety
Your safety is my number one priority and I take many precautions to protect your health, as well as mine. I follow the CDC recommendations for prevention of infections and will ask patients to wear a face-mask. I treat only one patient at a time, and you will not have to wait with anyone else to get treated.

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Just as businesses and community members are weighing their own personal choices amidst changing state guidelines, it is a personal choice whether or not you feel safe to visit an acupuncturist. As you weigh this choice, here are a few things

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Talking With Kids About the Coronavirus

As the effects of the coronavirus outbreak continue to seep into everyday life, it can be hard to stay present rather than focusing on the myriad of concerns and questions everyone has. Unfortunately, this can be true for kids too. 

Younger kids can perceive their caretakers’ stress and older kids are better aware of what’s going on for their

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