As a physician from Taiwan, Benjamin came to Houston in 2003 and worked at Texas Medical Center. In 2008, he joined a well-known school, the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) as a part time faculty member, teaching Western medicine classes. Over a three-year period, he had an opportunity to learn more about Chinese Medicine. Being very interested in what he had learned, Benjamin decided to change his status from faculty to student. This was the beginning of his journey into Chinese Medicine. After 4 years of school, he gained a Master Degree of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM), and became a Licensed Acupuncturist under Texas Medical Board, as well as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine under the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
Having a background in Western medicine allows Benjamin to better understand his patient’s ailments from both a Western and Chinese medical perspective. Benjamin’s knowledge of both worlds helps him provide more effective treatments for all of his patients.
Through his years of experience, Benjamin has seen patients benefit by combining the healing power of Chinese medicine with treatment from the contemporary Western medicine. As a result of Benjamin’s passion to introduce more people to the benefits of Chinese medicine, he has founded this new clinic, ACU4U Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, located in the Texas Medical Center.
Benjamin’s goal is to provide convenient and effective treatments for the TMC physicians, healthcare staff, employees and their patients, as well as families from the surrounding areas.
Philip earned his doctorate from the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine. Stumbling upon Chinese medicine while pursuing his bachelor’s degree at The Pennsylvania State University, Philip knew at once it was his calling. After completing his Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and minor in Mandarin Chinese Philip went straight to Beijing, China for advanced studies in Chinese medicine at the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine on a full scholarship. After completing his studies, he returned to the states to earn his master’s degree at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Upon passing all of his national board exams, he returned to China once more for doctoral studies at the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, again on a full scholarship. In total Philip has spent over 5 years in China, during which he was fortunate enough to have studied under some of the most renowned Chinese medicine doctors in the world.
Licensed by the Texas Board of Medical Examiners Philip relocated to Houston with his family to practice and teach acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Teaming up with the ACU4U acupuncture clinic he is here to help facilitate the people of the Houston-Metro area in achieving their healthcare goals. With his world-class training and years of experience Philip enjoys nothing more than helping people improve and optimize their health. Outside of the clinic he is also a faculty member of the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine where he teaches in the classroom and supervises in the student clinic.
David graduated with a Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from The American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). He is a nationally board-certified practitioner of oriental medicine and a licensed acupuncturist in Texas. Prior to his oriental medicine training, David holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Texas in Austin. He has also obtained a Master of Science in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology from the University of Texas in Dallas. David first encountered acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine as a remedy for his seasonal allergy and chronic sinusitis. After experiencing the positive health impacts of oriental medicine first-hand, David decided to immerse himself in learning how acupuncture and oriental medicine can benefit and support the health issues we are facing today.
David enjoys working with people and helping them to achieve and maintain their health goals. His focus lies in addressing the root cause of the conditions and helping his patients to live a healthy lifestyle while preventing future injuries.
Jin “Frank” Sha obtained his Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). Given his medical education in China, Frank successfully completed the four-year graduate program within two and a half years. He is licensed by the Texas Board of Medical Examiners, and certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) for the practice of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.
Frank takes pride in being from a family steeped in medical tradition, both in oriental and western medicine. Prior to receiving his education in Oriental Medicine, Frank received invaluable clinical training in Beijing, China as well as the United States. His background includes extensive laboratory skills, research, data collection, and publication of findings during his training at TianJin University. His work experience in various hospitals and clinic settings both here and abroad makes him highly familiar with diagnosis and treatment of disease states and health concerns. His linguistic capabilities include fluency in English, Mandarin, and Shanghainese.
Frank strongly supports the integration of eastern and western medicine and is committed to helping people optimize their health and achieve a better quality of life.
Kevin joined the ACU4U team during the clinic's conception and helped his father organize the technologies used for the clinic. He currently manages the clinic's IT, insurance billing, and online marketing.
Taylor joined the ACU4U team in 2018 and manages the patient intake, insurance verification, and check out process. As an avid health enthusiast, Taylor loves to work out and spend time with her dogs.