Joe Phiakhamta, DAOM, L.Ac
I am a state licensed in acupuncture and board-certified in acupuncture and Oriental Medicine by The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture (NCCAOM). Previously, I attained my Master’s and Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degrees at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, Texas. After completing my master’s degree, I pursued the intensive doctoral program to further enhance my clinical training on the care and management of patients with pain and associated psychosocial phenomena. In addition, I am a certified Chinese Manual Bodywork (Tuina) Therapist and Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist.
I received comprehensive clinical training as an acupuncturist, herbalist, and tuina (bodywork) practitioner at the AOMA Health Clinic and went on to provide acupuncture at various community health centers for the medically underserved, as well as a pain management clinic and a rehabilitation center for addiction. I also completed the intensive externship program at TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa, California, receiving hands-on training and learning how to safely and effectively apply nutritional medicine, including water-only fasting, in an integrative medical setting. In addition, I have volunteered my acupuncture services to provide relief to communities affected by natural disasters, military veterans, and events to help with smoke and alcohol addiction.
After my doctorate program, I joined Vitality Integrative and Functional Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, where I worked and collaborated with Sommer White, MD, to help patients with autoimmune and digestive conditions. I have also worked with renowned Oriental Medicine doctor and Western-trained medical doctor Xiao Mei Zhao, MD, OMD at Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in Brentwood, Tennessee. While working with Dr. Zhao, I learned male and female infertility treatments, and manage pain disorders and other health conditions.
Board Certification & Licensure
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) | Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (Dip. O.M.)
Acupuncture Detox Specialist (ABS) | Certified Practitioner
American Organization for Bodywork Therapy of Asia (AOBTA) | Certified Practitioner (ABT-CP) - Inactive
State of Tennessee | Acupuncture License
"The part can never be well unless the whole is well." -Plato