Tym: "Technically I was born overseas in Japan while my father served in the air force, but I reckon I am as local a Texan as you can get. My ancestors include the Wimberleys on my father's side and the Pfulgers on my mother's side (Wimberley and Pfulgerville, TX.) I am a fly fisherman and former competitive soccer player. I love to travel and enjoy uncommon sights, like the old hotel in Mineral Wells. I own a 1986 Honda Rebel motorcycle, enjoy the outdoors and grew up on one of the last ranches in the Austin, Texas area. I have worked a variety of jobs before running my own clinic, including stints with juvenile probation, emergency medicine and as a resident counselor at Texas School for the Deaf and Blind. My most peculiar employment was for a cabaret theatre in Glacier National Park! My beautiful wife, Talia, is a well known bluegrass musician who transplanted herself from Manhattan, NY, after working in the Ameri-Corps program. We met on Match.com! We have a fabulous little elf-daughter named Ceila and a a jellybean-son, named Sawyer. They call me Pops.
Ryan: "I am very happy to be consulting here and to have been received by the community. Well, I am obviously not a local--but I love this place! I may move here forever. My family is from Toronto. Lovely place but I am done with the cold! I met Tym through a business venture after he came up to Canada for a conference. I then came down to visit him during his non-profit music festival. I visited two more times and fell for it and so I base my operations for this business venture (medical device) out of Austin while traveling all over the country, training people in myofascial pain therapies. I really enjoy good restaurants, the outdoors, and of course my cat. I have traveled and trained all over the world, including the U.K. and China, practicing this medicine I love."
Stacey: "I grew up in Hallettsville, Texas, and live currently in the beautiful hills of Wimberley following medical school graduation in Hawaii. My husband and I run a landscaping business while also literally running constantly after our son, Noah. I attended UTSA for my Bachelor of Arts before acupuncture pulled me in another direction. I love the outdoors, working with my hands and laughing."
Tym: "I began working with patients at age 5, often joining my grandfather at work. He managed a large facility for MHMR and the elderly. After college I was employed with various institutions focused on mental health care for troubled youth. While in Boston pursuing a degree in para-medicine I was hired as a resident aide for a gentleman who was paraplegic. Back in Austin I decided on a graduate degree in the medical field. While working in the emergency room at Seton Hospital I changed my major to acupuncture. My varied experiences in health care led me to these insights: It is all related. There has to be a better way."
Ryan: "I have family in the medical field, including acupuncture, but primarily my immediate kin manage restaurants. I was always drawn to medicine. I am a people person. In medicine I really like to figure out what is "wrong" with someone. It is like a puzzle. I would like to think that when I myself have a confusing predicament someone out there is willing to sort out the pieces for me in turn! Natural medicine seemed to be my calling. I just see so much that can be remedied via nutrition and exercise. Acupuncture and herbs are rather like extensions of this."
Stacey: "I had a significant health issue that standard medicine was not answering well nor adequately. This went on for years. Looking for options and hearing stories from friends, I found a TCM practitioner. Acupuncture--and herbal medicine--literally changed my world and I was so thankful and inspired that I went back to school to become an acupuncturist myself. The great thing about acupuncture--well, there are many--is that it is quite safe and the experience of treatment is much less stressful as opposed to many clinics. That is healing in itself."