Turtle Dragon was established in 1994 with the intention of bringing to Austin the many benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine and culture. Based upon timeless principles of balance and harmony, we employ and instruct an alternative and complementary perspective on health, wellness, longevity, and sustainable self-care techniques. 

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Allen Cline, DAOM, L.Ac.

Allen Cline DAOM, L.Ac. began his studies of integrative medicine in 1982 studying Polarity and Craniosacral therapies at the Polarity Wellness Center of Cambridge where he also studied Tibetan Medicine with Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. In 1985 he graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture where he received training in a variety of traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean treatment styles as well as Kanpo Yaku herbal Medicine.

From 1987 through 1991 he attended, practiced and was certified by the National Chinese Academy of Traditional Medicine at Xiyuan Hospital in Beijing, Beijing Medical University’s 3rd Clinical Hospital where he received his first doctorate (OMD) and
Suzhou City’s Traditional Chinese Medical Hospital. During this time he concurrently studied and practiced Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Qigong and Tui-Na therapies with private teachers and in various hospitals in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Tokyo and Kyoto.

Since 1991 Allen has been in private practice in Austin, Texas. He was a primary instructor at the Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin from 1993 to 2002. He has been teaching classes in Neurology, Gynecology and Ecopsychosocial issues at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine since 2013 in their doctoral (DAOM) program. In 1994 he founded and opened Turtle Dragon Herb and Tea Co. and Health Services where he is still in group practice and is the senior acupuncturist.
He received his second doctoral degree (DAOM) in 2015 from the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine.


He has been a NCCAOM Diplomate and licensed in the State of Texas since 1995. In 2008 he was appointed by the governor of Texas to the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners where he still serves as the presiding officer. He is a member of the Society for Acupuncture Research and the Texas Association of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine.


Allen’s practice involves the integration of various styles of Chinese medicine using acupuncture, herbal therapy and various other modalities as is necessary, appropriate and efficient. He integrates functional medical concepts into this practice using various diagnostic techniques and tools both traditional and modern to create effective treatment plans for a wide variety of complaints. His interest is in determining how best to create a balanced change in whatever systems need support for optimal health and wellbeing.

Contact Allen directly via his email address.