David A. Treviño

Chinese Medicine Practitioner


In 1986, David earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University. After earning his bachelor’s degree he worked for eight years at the Neurobehavioral Institute of Houston Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center.

In 1996 he earned a Master’s in Physical Education in the area of Human Health & Performance from the University of Houston.

Soon after receiving his Master’s degree, David worked for five years as an exercise physiologist for Harvard’s Mind Body Medical Institute cardiac rehabilitation program at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in Houston.

In 1998, after spending almost 13 years working in both inpatient and outpatient medical clinics David began studying Chinese medicine.  In 2002 he earned a Master’s of Science Degree in Oriental Medicine from the American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) in Houston.  After graduating from Chinese medicine school, he was employed as an assistant faculty member at ACAOM and began his private practice in Houston. At that time, he also had the privilege to be the only acupuncturist for Southwest Hospital’s outpatient clinic.

In 2006, after working in private practice for four years, he and his wife moved to Asheville, North Carolina. In Asheville, David began to practice at the Chinese Acupuncture & Herbology Clinic (CAC) and became a faculty member of Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical arts.  After five years of teaching and working at the CAC, he returned to Houston for two years to help his ailing in-laws.

There, he was employed as a full time faculty member at ACAOM and worked as a part time acupuncturist at M.D. Anderson’s Cancer Center’s Integrative Medicine program and Memorial Herman’s M-Health outpatient pain and rehabilitation clinic.

In 2013 David returned to Asheville to practice at the CAC (until 2015) and teach at Daoist Traditions.  A year later, David continued his studies with Andrew Nugent Head that he had started in 2012 and noticed that when he applied the tangible treatment strategies he learned from Andrew into his practice, a number of his patients noticed dramatic improvements.  Motivated but the positive feedback from his patients. David has completed all of the in person courses taught by Andrew Nugent Head and is now working 2 days per week at the Alternative Clinic in Asheville alongside Andrew and JulieAnn Nugent Head. On the other days of the week David practices in Tryon and in Greenville S.C.

David was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico and is bilingual (English/Spanish). He is Board Certified in Oriental Medicine. David has 14 years of clinical experience and has been teaching and supervising students since 2006.

• 14 years of Clinical Experience in Chinese Medicine
• 10 years of Teaching & Supervising Students (Daoisit Traditions School of Chinese Medical Arts, Asheville NC & The American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Houston Texas
• 2002 – Present, National Board Certified in Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
• 2006 – Present, North Carolina Acupuncture License
• 2016 – Present, South Carolina Acupuncture License
• 1998 – 2002, The American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Houston, Texas, Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine
• 1994 – 1996, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, Master’s degree in Physical Education with an emphasis on human health & performance
• 1988 – 1990, North Harris County Junior College, Houston, Texas, post baccalaureate studies
• 1983 – 1986, Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas, Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Science
• 1982 – 1983, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, Biology major
• Andrew Nugent head: Tangible Acupuncture for External Injuries (6-2015)
• Tangible Acupuncture for External Diseases (12-2015)
• Chinese Body Work For Clinical Practice (05-2016)
• M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (7-2011 & 7-2012): Integrative Medicine 7 & 8 Annual Oncology Training Program
• Craig Mitchell (11-2010): Shang Han Lun & Jin Gui Yao Lue
• Feng Shi Lun (11-2014) Advanced Classical Formulas
• Dr. Huang Huang (08-2010): 10 Key Herbal Formula Families. Formulas for Cancer Support
Post Graduate Mentorship Program:
Sharon Weizenbaum (2008-2010): Two year Post Graduate Mentorship program for in depth training in Chinese Medicine diagnosis and herbal medicine.
• 2014, MAHEC, Mission Hospital, Asheville, N.C. presentation to physicians, nurses, and allied health: Acupuncture for Chronic Pain, approximately 40 attendees.
• 2007, MAHEC, Mission Hospital, Asheville, N.C. presentation to physicians, nurses, and allied health: Evidence Based Acupuncture for Fibromyalgia & Infertility, approximately 150 attendees.
• 2003, The Asia Society. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. Practical Insights in Chinese Medical Science. Approximately 160 attendees.
• 2003, Houston Association of Family and Consumer Science. Acupuncture & Health. 3 attendees.
• 2003, Houston Midwifery Association. Acupuncture for Women’s Health. 20 attendees.