Bridging Traditions by bringing strong knowledge and experience in western medicine to the understanding and application of eastern principles of acupuncture

Paula Burgess MD, MPH, DABMA

Board Certified Medical Acupuncturist

Locations in Central and East Central Austin, TX

Home Visits May Be Available Upon Request

Dr. Paula Burgess

Paula Burgess MD, MPH


Board Certified Medical Acupuncturist

Bridging Traditions Acupuncture thoughtfully bridges the eastern-western medicine divide by applying a deep understanding of the traditions of western medicine to the eastern tradition of acupuncture.


Dr. Paula Burgess, founder of Bridging Traditions Acupuncture, combines her innate gifts and intuitions as a healer with her strong knowledge of western medicine and eastern acupuncture to develop a unique acupuncture treatment plan for each individual and each situation. 

                  She draws upon Traditional Chinese Medicine, 5 Element Acupuncture, and the French energetic model in designing input. Sometimes this approach involves only a very few strategically selected points; at other times a more vigorous energy movement involving more points and electrical stimulation may be preferred.

The mission of Bridging Traditions Acupuncture is to promote a positive sense of well-being through energy balancing treatments as well as to apply acupuncture as a complementary treatment modality for injury and illness. 

                    Many conditions respond favorably to acupuncture, and Dr. Burgess’s deep knowledge and thoughtful approach has been successful in treating many conditions, including acute and chronic pain and injury, headaches, anxiety, depression, stress, PTSD, addiction, gastrointestinal conditions, neurological conditions, allergies, sleep disorders, sexual dysfunction, infertility, weight loss, and more.