Integrative Oriental Medicine

Ancient Wisdom. Modern Methods. A New Kind of Healthcare.

Jessica Manson, MAcOM, Dipl.OM, L.Ac.


Jessica Manson is a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) who obtained her Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAcOM) from AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in 2015 and her Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin in 2008. Her interest in Oriental medicine was sparked in 2006 when she found her own success story as a patient. She has extensive training in pulse diagnosis, nutritional and herbal consultation, and motor point acupuncture. Jessica values an integrative approach to medicine. She has worked under a local physician and encourages open conversation with other healthcare practitioners. Jessica continues to serve as an assistant faculty member at AOMA, with teaching experience in pulse diagnosis, advanced needling techniques, physical assessment, and anatomy and physiology. In addition to her formal teaching experience, she created several study tools that continue to be used by students. Along with a donation from her family and support from the board of directors, she spearheaded the creation of a model-based anatomy laboratory program at her school. While she treats all health conditions, her interests include:


  • Pain management
  • Stress management
  • Neurological health
  • Endocrine health
  • Digestive health


In her spare time, Jessica enjoys riding horses, practicing tai chi, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends.


Credentials:

  • Licensed Acupuncturist in Texas
  • Member Texas Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOMA, 2015)
  • National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Diplomate (2015)
  • Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Clean Needle Certified (2012)
Erica Goldsmith, Certified Health Coach

Erica Rose Goldsmith is originally from Baltimore, MD but now resides in Austin, TX. She went to UMBC as well as HCC in Baltimore and Columbia, MD respectively. She studied biochemistry and molecular biology, receiving two associate's degrees (life sciences and laboratory sciences and biotechnology). She graduated from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition receiving the title Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. She has since become an Internationally Certified Health Coach as well as a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner.

Erica's passion for helping others comes from her own struggles. She knows firsthand that nutritional, spiritual, and emotional tools can ease the length and intensity of different types of hardships. The goal she now pursues is to help as many people as she can learn methods to mitigate anxiety and other ailments before they get out of control.

Although her customized programs and consultations support all types of health conditions, her areas of specialty include:

  • Weight loss
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Spiritual health

Erica has two brothers, a dog, and loves to cook and bake. She also enjoys writing, puzzles, movies, and music.

Credentials:
  • Integrative Nutrition Health Coach (Institute of Integrative Nutrition)
  • Certified International Health Coach (International Association of Health Coaches)
  • Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner (American Association of Drugless Practitioners)
  • Author of Escaping Nothing: Breaking the Clutches of Anxiety to have a Life of Everything

 

Michelle Manson, Office Manager

Michelle Manson joined IOM in 2017 as office manager and chief administrator. She provides a friendly face at the front desk and helps patients with scheduling and herb and supplement purchases. Michelle also provides a valuable asset behind the scenes at IOM, and her work allows the office to run smoothly and efficiently. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys walking, playing bunco, and spending time with her loved ones.