Will Morris, PhD, DAOM, MSEd, LAc
“Ultimately, I am a servant to the healing processes and transformations of the patient.”
Dr. Morris is a lifelong seeker of knowledge and has been a practitioner and healer since 1980. With acupuncture licenses in California and Texas, he is also a member of the American Herbalist Guild. Morris has thus far earned two doctorates: a PhD focused in the area of Chinese pulse diagnosis and a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in pain management. His work reflects a long-held passion on the subjects of personal transformation and natural medicine.
The basis underlying Morris’ philosophy is that of understanding the root or the source of the dysfunction. Such clarity is accomplished in part by taking the pulse as the patient reports his or her experience. In so doing, Morris becomes privy to the view of how the body responds to the story and, in response, he is guided toward the selection of treatment strategies. “I also see a high-order cosmology in the wellbeing of the patient and use astrological analysis to inform that when the patient so desires,” he explains. “Ultimately, I am a servant to the healing processes and transformations of the patient.”
Morris’ clinical specialty is in the area of pain management from a bio-psycho-social point of view. He also has experience treating allergies, dermatological conditions, autoimmune disorders, depression, and anxiety.. In addition to his clinical work, Morris has taught and published on these topics in national and international forums.
Morris remains an active contributor to the profession. He is an internationally renowned expert on Chinese pulse diagnosis and he co-authored a book on the subject, Li Shi-Zhen's Pulse Studies - An Illustrated Guide, that was published by China Medical Publishing House in 2011. Will has also published more than 60 articles.
Recognition by his professional peers has come in the form of accolades such as when was awarded Acupuncturist of the Year in 2008 by the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He has served on editorial boards for the American Acupuncturist, the Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science and the Journal of Transformative Studies, and provides pre-publication assessment services for Elsevier, a medical publisher. He has been at AOMA since 2005.
In his free time, Morris likes to play and record music from ambient contemplative electronic to classical Indian music on the bansuri (bamboo flute). He has practiced as a professional astrologer since 1977 and uses it in his personal development and medical practice. He has 3 children and 1 grandchild whom he loves dearly.
Licensure and Certification
- Texas State Board of Medical Examiners License
- Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
- Diplomate of Acupuncture (NCCAOM)
- Diplomate of Chinese Herbology (NCCAOM)
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support Systems (ACLS)
- American Herbal Guild Professional Member
- License to practice acupuncture in California and Texas
- Reiki Master Teacher with LA Reiki Center
- Occupational Acupuncture Certificate (AOMA Occupational Acupuncture Practitioner Group AOAPG)
- Founding Research Associate, Center for Creative Transformation
- Texas Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
- Advisory Board, Integrator Blog
- Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners Stakeholder Group
- AAOM President Emeritus
- Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) Doctoral Task Force
- ACAOM Site Visit Team Chair