Two Hearts Wellness, Acupuncture
Total years in practice: 3
Paula Bruno, Ph.D., L.Ac.
Two Hearts Wellness is a local holistic health and wellness outfit with a passion for all things nourishing, including but not limited to: joyful living, great food, art, and literature, and–of course–traditional Chinese medicine. If you want to learn more about me, click here and do feel free to follow my blog and/or my Instagram, connect with me on Facebook, or contact me here to set up an appointment for health coaching services. If you are interested in acupuncture, herbs, and/or Asian bodywork therapy, click here to book an appointment online.
Acupuncture is great for you but if you’re nervous about needles there are certainly other options. Have you ever thought to try traditional Chinese bodywork? In addition to acupuncture, I offer tui na (similar to massage) and other ancient Chinese therapies, including cupping, gua sha, moxa, and more. If you are looking for a holistic wellness consultant and coach, my services can entail short or longer term programs. You are your own best investment, and when you take charge of your wellbeing you invest in yourself now and for the benefit of your future.
My background in academia prepared me to be a widely-educated and critically thinking professor and, now, practitioner. I am also highly qualified in a range of health-related areas. I am a licensed acupuncturist, a certified health coach, a certified personal trainer with a specialty certificate in sports nutrition, a certified yoga instructor, a second-degree Reiki practitioner, and–last but certainly not least–I am credentialed through the AOBTA to provide Asian Bodywork (Chinese style tui na) therapy. I no longer teach yoga or provide personal training. However, I do have an excellent referral network and can also help you by speaking with your trainer or teacher (with your written permission) so that your work outside my office is supported and supports your ultimate health and wellness goals.
I have offices in North and South Austin and much of my work from student clinical internship has carried over to my clinical practice. As a student, I underwent over a thousand supervised internship hours and I treated patients who suffered from:
Pain of all sorts, including chronic functional pain, sports injury, work-related repetitive stress injury (and these were interesting–I have treated a lot of musicians, for example), and pain from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which is very dear to my heart.
Stress, anxiety, insomnia, and digestive issues. My scholarly specialty focused on national trauma and how it filtered through art and literature; now, either as part of a patient’s work with a therapist or as a stand-alone modality, it is a joy to be able to help anxious or stressed or worn out people to feel better, sleep better, and digest better. Improvement all around!
Weight loss and body image. Everyone wants to look and feel their best, and it’s amazing what traditional Chinese medicine can do for you, especially if it’s part of a combined bodywork and coaching scenario. Plus, gut health can change a lot of other things, and when your gut is happy so are you. I love working with people to help them achieve their best level of health from the starting point of digestion.
Aesthetic treatments and dermatology. See above. Everyone wants to look their best. Acupuncture is great for this and so is my signature no-needle treatment that I offer now. If you have rashes, scars, stretch marks, rough skin, and/or signs of aging, I can help you!
Men’s health. As I wrote about in a blog post (here) I treated many cases of erectile dysfunction while in student clinic and became expert in men’s health in general in so doing. Men’s health is indeed very well-served by traditional Chinese medicine.