Holistic Pain Solutions
Ancient wisdom. Modern Methods. Natural Relief.
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Words About Us
Holistic Pain Solutions believes in working with the body to create natural and permanent healing for all types of acute and chronic pain syndromes. Although many of our patients present with musculoskeletal complaints, HPS supports pain syndromes of all origins including neurological, digestive pain, cramping, menstrual pain, and pain of unknown origins. Our combination of ancient and modern modalities allow us to provide long-lasting, drug-free relief to our clients.
Holistic Pain Solutions
New patients begin their care at HPS with a 30-minute consultation. Together, one of HPS's practitioners and the patient develop a treatment plan that fits that patient's budget, schedule, and goals. If time allows, the practitioner may provide some short pain-relief procedures during the first visit. Treatment plans may span as little as one week to as long as 3 months, and will usually include supplements and self-care practices in addition to in-office procedures. Treatment plans can range in price from as little as $30 to more than $500 depending on the types of services, frequency of services, and length of time covered by the treatment plan. After a plan is developed, patients can opt to purchase the entire treatment plan up front for a 20% discount off regular pricing, or may elect to pay as they go. After treatment plans are completed, patients have a follow-up consultation to discuss their satisfaction and determine future goals. Patients who complete their plans and wish to maintain their results may consider joining the Optimal Wellness Circle.
Why choose Holistic Pain Solutions?
As of January 1, 2019, the Holistic Pain Solutions team has served the greater Austin area with:
Combined Years of Experience
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Jessica Manson, MAcOM, Dipl.OM, LAc
Owner, Licensed Acupuncturist
Jessica Manson is a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) who obtained her Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAcOM) from AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in 2015 and her Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin in 2008. Her interest in Oriental medicine was sparked in 2006 when she found her own success story as a patient. She has extensive training in pulse diagnosis, nutritional and herbal consultation, and dry needling. Jessica values an integrative approach to medicine. She has worked under a local physician and encourages open conversation with other healthcare practitioners. Jessica continues to serve as an assistant faculty member at AOMA, with teaching experience in pulse diagnosis, advanced needling techniques, physical assessment, and anatomy and physiology. In addition to her formal teaching experience, she created several study tools that continue to be used by students. Along with a donation from her family and support from the board of directors, she spearheaded the creation of a model-based anatomy laboratory program at her school. While she treats all health conditions, her interests include:
In her spare time, Jessica enjoys riding horses, practicing tai chi, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends.
Valerie Brinkman, MTOM, LAc
Born into a family professionally entrenched in Western medicine, Valerie was filled with skepticism regarding Oriental medicine. In 1988 she had her first acupuncture treatment. Experiencing exponentially improved health with continued treatments, she enrolled in Emperor’s College of Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, California. Practicing in Portland, Maine, Valerie was a specialty care provider for two insurance companies for many years before moving to Texas. When she moved to Austin, Valerie became a full-time mother and a part-time practitioner. After her son went away to college, Valerie joined Holistic Pain Solutions where her appreciation for both Eastern and Western medicine are honored. While she treats all health conditions, her areas of interest include:
Jacqueline Milliken, MAcOM, Dipl.OM, LAc
Jacqueline "Jackie" Milliken is a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) who received her Master of
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAcOM) from AOMA Graduate School of
Integrative Medicine in 2015, and her BA in Psychology from the University of
Akron in 2011. Jackie's first encounter with holistic medicine was when she received
relief from a sports injury with acupressure, and benefited from nutritional
supplements for health issues in 2006. However, her hometown's opioid epidemic was the catalyst that
caused her to pursue a career in integrative medicine. Jackie has worked as an acupuncturist in Australia where she treated a variety of acute and chronic orthopedic, neurological, autoimmune, and vestibular conditions. She eventually returned to the United States where she continues to expand her skill set. Jackie joined Holistic Pain Solutions in 2019 because she values a multimodal approach to health problems, patient-centric care methods, and addressing root causes of disease in addition to alleviating symptoms. While Jackie has extensive training in traditional Chinese medicine, pulse diagnosis, sports injury acupuncture, and herbal medicine, she also has obtained specialty certifications in the areas of cupping, distal needling, and Mei Zen cosmetic acupuncture.
Her clinical specialties include:
When not in the clinic, Jackie enjoys exercising and weight lifting, hiking, kayaking,
dancing, and spoiling her dog, Professor Chaos.
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Anniina Gregg, MAcOM, Dipl.OM, LAc
Anniina is a licensed acupuncturist and holistic practitioner who obtained her Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in 2017 and bachelor's degree in medical anthropology in 2012 from University of Massachusetts Amherst. In addition to her formal education, she has been working as a wellness specialist and herbalist since 2010. Anniina has a passion for all types of holistic health practices and holds multiple specialty certifications in pulse diagnosis, mei zen facial acupuncture, and medical astrology. She is also currently studying to become a registered yoga teacher (RYTT). Anniina views her work as a creative, artistic process and she combines many techniques into her treatments. Her uniquely tailored, individualized sessions release tension, ease pain, relax and rejuvenate the nervous system, and restore the body to a natural state of balance. Anniina's areas of specialty and interest include:
In her spare time Anniina continues to explore eastern philosophy, yoga, and new tools to add to her healing repertoire.
Daniel Knight, M.S., LAc
Daniel Knight is a licensed acupuncturist who obtained his Master's of Traditional Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA in 2007 and his Bachelor's of Arts in Economics from the University of Rochester in 2001. His studies also include a massage certificate with a focus on Tui Na, training in medical qigong, and completing the International Traditional Chinese Medicine Training Program at the Chengdu University of TCM in Chengdu, China. With over a decade of experience working with patients along with his own physical and emotional healing journey, Dan has developed his own personal style of treating. Combing knowledge and experience from athletics, martial arts, qi gong, meditation, and shamanism, he has a unique understanding of the relationship between the physical body, energetic body, and mind in the healing process. His approach is very simple with a focus on addressing the core underlying issues to help restore balance while empowering the patient to make necessary lifestyle changes in order to bring about lasting change. His clinic specialties include:
In his free time, Dan enjoys time with his wife and pets, meditation, qi gong, guitar, exercise, travel, and time in nature.
Michelle Manson joined Holistic Pain Solutions in 2017 as office manager and chief administrator. She provides a friendly face at the front desk and helps patients with scheduling and herb and supplement purchases. Michelle also provides a valuable asset behind the scenes at HPS, and her work allows the office to run smoothly and efficiently. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys walking, playing bunco, and spending time with her loved ones.