Dr. vANESSA hUFFMAN, dacm, LAc, LMT, RYT-200

Founder & Owner of Iron Bird Integrative Wellness

Dr. Huffman’s treatments focus on the integration of multiple disciplines. She holds a Doctoral Degree in Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine, is a Licensed Acupuncturist, a Licensed Massage Therapist, and a Registered Yoga Teacher.


Dr. Huffman began her holistic medical career in 2006 as a massage therapist. 

After receiving life changing treatment from an Acupuncturist in her hometown, she followed her passion for natural medicine to Austin, Texas, earning a Master of Science in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine from AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine.

She pursued additional education at The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine at San Diego, California, earning her Doctoral in Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine.

Looking to further understand and empower the therapeutic relationship between mind, body, and environment, she earned her Yoga Teacher Certification from Yoga Alliance after completing immersive training in Costa Rica. 

Her passion is for helping patients heal from stress and pain through deep relaxation and a balanced lifestyle.

She uses a variety of tools to help patients achieve their wellness goals including: massage therapy, acupuncture, Chinese herbs, guided Yoga Nidra meditation, e-stim, cupping, moxibustion, and gua sha. 

She has additional training in Reiki, Frequency Specific Microcurrent, & Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture.

Dr. Huffman is committed to integration of Eastern/Western healthcare paradigms, and practicing evidenced-based medicine.  

In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys writing, continued learning, cooking with friends, getting walked by her spunky little dog, practicing yoga & meditation, and exploring around the City of Austin.


“Traditional Chinese Medicine can help patients get ‘unstuck’ from deep, chronic patterns of limitation and/or imbalance in their minds, bodies and spirits. Pain, fatigue, stress and less than optimum health are not things you have to learn to live with. My mission is to help each patient find and become empowered on their individual path to optimum wellness in order to realize a fully vibrant life! I look forward to meeting and working with you to unlock your health & life potential!"

Namaste,

~ Dr. Vanessa Huffman, DACM, L.Ac, LMT, RYT-200