About Us

What is Sì Shòu Acupuncture and Wellness?

We are a full service Oriental medicine clinic located in the Oak Hill region of Southwest Austin.  We offer acupuncture, acupressure, tuina (asian bodywork), cupping therapy, herbal medicine, guasha, nutritional support, taichi and qigong.  Treating a wide range of both acute and chronic conditions, our natural focus is on pain management, sports medicine, auto-immune disease and facial rejuvenation.

Focusing on prevention and health we will work to alleviate your symptoms while helping your body get back on track to a state of harmonious health so you are able do the things you love.

Sì Shòu:  The 4 Guardians guarding the 4 compass directions

At the heart of Chinese mythology are four spiritual creatures (Sì Shòu 四獸) — four celestial emblems — each guarding a direction on the compass. In China, the four date back to at least the 2nd century BC. Each creature has a corresponding season, color, element, virtue, and other traits.

Guardian Direction Season Color 5 Element
Tortoise North Winter Black Water
White Tiger West Fall White Metal
Red Bird/ Phoenix South Summer Red Fire
Dragon East Spring Blue/Green Wood